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Major trust records fifth never event at troubled department

A fifth patient has been given the wrong blood at a major teaching hospital’s haematology department where patient safety concerns were raised by clinicians last year.

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‘We took over NHS’s biggest corporate failure’, says trust CEO

No matter the strength of an acquiring organisation, it would be ‘naïve’ to think the ‘biggest corporate failure in NHS history’ can turn itself around quickly, according to University Hospitals Birmingham chief executive Professor David Rosser.

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More than 1,000 ‘definitely unvaccinated’ staff at one trust

At least 1,000 staff at the country’s largest NHS trust are still unvaccinated with a week to go until the deadline, it can be revealed.

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We can’t suspend all staff who may pose risk to patients, says government

The government has rejected advice from an independent inquiry into the actions of disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson to suspend all healthcare professionals who are suspected of posing a risk to patient safety.

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Former trust CEO and medical director face misconduct charges over surgery scandal

The former chief executive and medical director of a major NHS trust are facing misconduct charges over an alleged failure to protect breast patients from disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson.

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Major trust CEO to face GMC panel

The chief executive of one of England’s largest acute trusts is to appear before a General Medical Council investigation committee, after being accused of providing misleading and inaccurate information to the regulator.

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Two-year waiters for elective care up by half to just under 4,000

The number of patients waiting more than two years for elective care has grown by nearly half in the space of one month, HSJ analysis can reveal.

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Top teaching hospital suspends most cancer surgery

A large trust in the West Midlands has told patients it is suspending “a high proportion” of non-urgent cancer surgery, HSJ has learned.

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Dame Julie Moore announces retirement

Dame Julie Moore has announced her retirement from the newly merged University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust.

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Dame Julie Moore dismisses further hospital takeover

Dame Julie Moore has dismissed suggestions of another takeover of a neighbouring trust but says the boundaries between acute providers are “blurring” across Birmingham and Solihull.

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Trusts and NHS Improvement reach hospital takeover deal

One of the biggest hospital trusts in the country will form on Sunday following a deal being reached after months of wrangling with NHS Improvement.

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Rogue surgeon inquiry to investigate NHS private sector referrals

The way NHS patients are referred to and from the private sector by individual professionals will be examined by an independent inquiry, the government has announced.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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King's Fund chief executive announces departure

Chris Ham has announced he will leave the King’s Fund at the end of 2018.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Exclusive: Trusts missing key Carter targets

The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.

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Exclusive: NHS makes little progress cutting specialised income 'long tail'

The spread of specialised services across English hospital trusts has remained relatively unchanged over the last four years, despite a consensus that greater consolidation is needed in some areas.

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Major hospital merger held up in funding talks

A merger that would create one of the biggest trusts in England has been delayed amid ongoing talks with NHS Improvement over funding.