Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust

Debbie Moore

Regulator sorry for manager’s ‘five years of hell’

Regulators have apologised to a health manager who went through “five years of hell” while being investigated for misconduct, before being told there was no case to answer.

Therese Patten - Appointed Chief Executive of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

New trust CEO promises to be ‘advocate for diversity’

An NHS leader who worked in health development in Zimbabwe, Somaliland and Pakistan has promised to be a ‘strong advocate for diversity’ after being named chief executive of a northern trust.


Troubleshooter CEO appointed at FT after sudden resignation

A foundation trust has appointed an interim CEO after its former chief executive announced her shock resignation in an email to staff.

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FT to divest under-pressure prison contracts

An NHS trust has told staff it will cease serving five prisons in the north west, amid wider concerns about the state of healthcare services for inmates.

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Inquiry to examine 150 deaths at scandal trust

A second independent inquiry into the former Liverpool Community Health Trust has been announced by ministers this morning, and is expected to investigate around 150 deaths.

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We need to be creative with consolidation and integration

Saffron Cordery on the three key aspects in reforming local health economies: how we reorganise and consolidate; which economies of scale are right; and what we are trying to achieve through integration

St James's University Hospital

Best of 2018: HSJ's top mental health stories

As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed

Joe Rafferty

Many mental health trusts are too small, says top CEO

Many mental health trusts are too small and risk being “left on the side” in system integration plans, a leading chief executive has warned.

Joy Warmington

Questions to ask if conducting an inquiry about workplace racism

With allegations into racial discrimination at the workplace rarely upheld by employers or courts, Roger Kline, Naledi Kline and Joy Warmington give a set of questions for investigators to ensure more robust investigations

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NHS England integration blamed for failure to sign care concerns protocol

NHS England and NHS Improvement have blamed a proposed integration of the two national bodies as the reason they did not sign up to a new protocol sharing concerns about poor care.

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Review: Arranging new job for discredited CEO ‘accepted practice at the time’

Regulators who facilitated a secondment job for the chief executive of a scandal hit NHS trust “acted in line with guidelines and accepted practice at the time”, a review has found.

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Secret pay deals, falsifying records and 'failure to co-operate' could see managers labelled unfit

A government review into the regulation of NHS managers will consider whether seven specific areas of misconduct, including discouraging whistleblowing should be specified under a new fit and proper person test.

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Exclusive: Carter recommendation dropped after NHS England intervention

A recommendation to appoint a national clinical director for community services was dropped from Lord Carter’s community services efficiency report after NHS England intervened, HSJ can reveal.

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Mid Staffs QC to lead fit and proper person test review

A leading QC from the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry will lead an independent review of the fit and proper person test regulations.

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Trouble at the top - will the updated FPPR guidance fix this?

Amina Uddin explores the updated guidance on the Fitness of Proper Persons Test but says the key issue is whether the test is applied appropriately

Baroness Dido Harding

Managers who 'cross moral line' will be barred, warns NHS Improvement chair

NHS Improvement chair Baroness Harding has called for a much “firmer” fit and proper person test and pledged the regulator would stop “recycling” senior NHS managers who cross “a moral line”.

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North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.


Investigation launched into how jobs were found for discredited NHS managers

NHS Improvement has commissioned an independent investigation into the way jobs were “found or facilitated” for former directors at the scandal hit Liverpool Community Health Trust.

Bill Kirkup

Kirkup warnings over scrapped community services 'forward view'

The safety expert who investigated the Liverpool care scandal has raised concerns over NHS England’s decision to scrap a “forward view” for community services.


Private company takes over troubled Liverpool prison contract

A private provider is set to take over the troubled healthcare services at HM Prison Liverpool, under a core contract worth less than what the current NHS provider receives.