Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Foundation Trust

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Roundtable: why culture is the big career killer for women

HSJ’s panel identified ‘micro inequalities’ and the return of macho culture as key factors stifling greater gender equality in healthcare leadership


‘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

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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.

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Long-serving chief executive to retire

The chief executive officer of Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust is to retire.


First quarter A&E performance worst since records began

The NHS has recorded its worst first quarter accident and emergency performance since records started, data released this morning revealed.

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Revealed: Junior doctors 'losing faith' in long hours safeguards

Junior doctors are “losing faith” in a system used to monitor their workload, with new data suggesting only a fraction of their concerns are leading to changes to services or rosters.

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Improving low rates of employment among adults with learning difficulties

Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust’s Project SEARCH in partnership with Virgin care and Fosse Way School gave adults with learning difficulties a positive experience of the workplace and employment opportunities, winning the 2018 HSJ Award for Widening Participation

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Best Not for Profit Working in Partnership with the NHS

Winner: Breast Cancer Care, NHS Trusts and Health Boards: Moving Forward