Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

David Loughton

40-year CEO chooses not to ‘keep going forever’


A group CEO who is one of the longest-serving leaders in the NHS is retiring after four decades as a chief executive.


Former NHSE chief named chair of two more trusts


A former NHS chief executive is taking the helm at two more acute trusts in the West Midlands, it has been announced.

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Chair retires after contentious trust takeover


The joint chair of two Midlands hospitals is stepping down after a four-year term.

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Revealed: First trust CEO to receive £300,000 base salary


Many of the highest paid trust chiefs now have two executive roles, including the first permanent NHS CEO to be paid a base salary of more than £300,000 a year, HSJ analysis reveals.

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‘Money became king’ under special measures regime, trust leaders claim


An acute trust was forced to try to balance its books, while operating with too few staff and being unable to reassure itself on quality due to a ‘non-existent’ governance system, its current leaders have claimed – as they warned that when organisations are put under financial pressure ‘quality suffers’.

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Revealed: Trusts with the biggest falls in staff confidence in care provided


Several large teaching hospitals are among those which saw the steepest declines in the proportion of staff who would recommend the care of their organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results.

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Trust chief appointed permanent ‘group CEO’ despite ‘poor behaviour’ finding


A trust chief executive who behaved “poorly and inappropriately” in his role as interim CEO of another acute provider has been appointed permanent boss of both organisations.

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HSJ podcast: Two trusts, NHS England and the whistleblowers


Two very different trusts are under the spotlight after concerns were raised by whistleblowers about poor culture and behaviour.

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Trust CEO ‘behaved poorly’ and chair was ‘complicit’, NHS England review concludes


A trust chair found by an NHS England review to have been complicit with poor and inappropriate behaviour has said he is now “really proud” of the organisation, in contrast to reports that he had been “ashamed to call himself chair” last year.


Trust appoints permanent CEO after year of interim leadership


An acute trust in the Midlands has made its interim chief executive a permanent appointment.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: IT & Digital Innovation Award


OneLondon is transforming the capital’s health and care services through the joining up of information to support faster, safer, more effective care for Londoners. The implementation of a shared care record for London gives clinicians a mechanism to see a joined-up picture of a person’s health and care information, available ...


HSJ Value Awards 2021: People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year


The BHRUT Academy of Surgery is an innovative training pathway to attract non-training doctors wishing to pursue a surgical career. The surgical directorate offers a two-year structured educational programme with an associated fully funded MSc in our “Academy of Surgery”. This was designed to recruit, train and retain junior doctors ...

More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads


Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Exclusive: NHSE reviews allegations of poor ‘behaviour’ by trust chair and CEO


NHS England has commissioned a senior ex-regulator to review whistleblowers’ allegations about the ‘behaviour’ of the chair and interim chief executive of a Midlands trust, HSJ has learned.

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Trust CEO to formally step down for think tank role


The chief executive of an acute trust in the Midlands is set to formally leave the post to work at a health think tank.


‘Secretive’ safety findings set to be revealed direct to CQC


The Care Quality Commission may in future be notified when ‘secretive’ external reviews have looked at patient safety issues within trusts.

David Loughton

Long-serving CEO takes over neighbouring acute trust


A long-serving NHS chief executive is set to become interim boss for a neighbouring hospital trust, amid plans for a provider group model.

Flu vaccine uptake lags last year at 43 trusts


More than 40 provider trusts have seen lower flu vaccine uptake so far in 2020-21 than in 2019-20, often citing covid and covid vaccination as a reason, despite a national push.


Exclusive: Leaked data reveals nearly quarter of a million year-plus waiters


Nearly a quarter of a million people have been waiting more than a year for operations and other hospital procedures, HSJ has learned.

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Trusts to share chair after NHSE ordered 'rapid' move to group model


Two trusts have agreed to appoint a joint chair amid efforts to form a group model across their sustainability and transformation partnership.