Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Five trust CEOs were paid more than £300,000 last year


Several trust chief executives were paid more than £300,000 in 2022-23, including adjustments for previous underpayments, pay in lieu of pension contributions, and redundancy packages.


Empowering workforce and boosting savings: RUH’s remarkable £1.3m success story


Alfredo Thompson, executive director of people & culture at Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust, discusses how the partnership with Locum’s Nest has driven RUH to achieve £1.3m in cost-avoidance savings, as well as streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and prioritise the well-being of their staff

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Trust accused of highlighting long NHS waits to promote its private hospital


An NHS trust has been accused of promoting its private hospital by highlighting the long NHS waiting times which it is supposed to be addressing.

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Exclusive: Ambulance crews urged to conserve oxygen


Ambulance staff are being urged to conserve oxygen supplies because of a national shortage of small cylinders used both on ambulances and in some A&E departments.


Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target


Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.

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Patients fit for discharge stuck in hospital for up to nine months


Medically fit patients are waiting up to nine months to be discharged from some NHS hospitals as increasing numbers of working age people develop more complex conditions amid ongoing social care shortages.


‘Commercial barriers’ stop ICS buying private hospital


A health system has dropped a bid to buy a private hospital in its area, saying there were ‘commercial barriers’ to the deal.

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West Country Chronicle: Trust’s ‘unique’ private model boosts elective recovery


From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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‘Impossible’ to improve delayed discharges as picture worsens


The number of patients stuck in hospitals despite being ‘medically fit’ to leave has continued to increase in recent months, leading to warnings from NHS Confederation that trusts are finding it ‘impossible’ to make progress on reducing the numbers.


Leak reveals ‘40 new hospitals’ cash must cover rising costs of existing schemes


Spiralling costs at delayed NHS construction projects will reduce available funding for new “hospitals” promised by the government, HSJ has learned.

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Trust’s ‘new hospital’ bid replaced with upgraded unit


The government has downgraded an acute trust’s hospital redevelopment plan, HSJ can reveal.

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‘Borderline critical’ stock leads to new blood test restrictions


Local NHS organisations are ramping up their efforts to conserve ubiquitous blood collection products as concern grows current measures have not been sufficient and stocks may run even lower.


Exclusive: Trust to take over private hospital


A trust is taking over a local independent hospital and intends to keep it for mainly private patients, HSJ can reveal.

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Trusts team up for weekend surgery drive to cut paediatric waiting times


Three acute trusts have teamed up to carry out surgical procedures on hundreds of children over several weekends as part of plans to tackle waiting lists in the region.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements


Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.


Patient Safety Awards winners unveiled


The winners of the 2020 HSJ Patient Safety Awards have been revealed at an online ceremony.


Ex-nurse appointed CEO of hospital trust


Salisbury NHS FT has appointed a former nurse as its new chief executive officer.

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Chief leaps to larger neighbour


The Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust has hired a new chief executive from a neighbouring acute provider.


Region rejects regulator’s efficiency proposal


Pathologists in the west of England are set to ditch national proposals to centralise their laboratories after describing the idea as worse than the present situation.

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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge


The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.