Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Emergency, service redesign, A&E

Revealed: Official data masking long waits for the sickest patients


Several trusts are failing to admit their sickest emergency patients in a timely fashion, despite performing well in official waiting time statistics, HSJ can reveal.

Hospital beds

Revealed: The worst trusts for long discharge delays


The trusts with the most patients waiting at least a week after they are ‘ready’ to be discharged can be identified for the first time, following publication of new NHS England data.


Trusts bring in joint CEO after NHSE intervention


A joint chief executive has been appointed to lead two neighbouring acute trusts following threats of regulatory action from NHS England.


Seven trusts inexplicably removed from ‘40 new hospitals’ pledge


Seven trusts were removed from a list used to choose the ‘40 new hospitals’ with no documentation to explain why, a watchdog has found.

Solar panel

Sixteen trusts win £150m for green energy projects


Sixteen trusts have been allocated a combined £150m for heat pumps and other projects to reduce emissions from their estates.

View of the main entrance of Salisbury District Hospital from the south west

Trust CEO predicts ‘unprecedented’ pressure will last a year


An acute trust CEO has predicted her organisation will be under extreme pressure for 12 months due to ‘relentless and stressful’ demand on services.

Newborn baby

Inconsistent leadership undermining safety of maternity services, says CQC


Inconsistent leadership and poor teamworking, lack of risk oversight and a failure to engage with women’s needs are among the issues continuing to affect the safety of some hospital maternity services, the Care Quality Commission has found.


‘Significant risks to patient safety and trust’s reputation’ uncovered by external review


A gastroenterology service was ‘in a very poor state with significant risks to patient safety’ and had poor teamworking which ‘blighted’ the service, an external review found.

Royal United Hospitals

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.

Money coins

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.


Ex-nurse appointed CEO of hospital trust


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

Cara Charles-Barks

Chief leaps to larger neighbour


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


Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff


NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.


Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence


Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

Breast cancer radiology

Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners


The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

James Scott 2017

Long-serving chief executive to retire


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

Hospital beds

Exclusive: NHS England told to act on internal review to end 'avoidable harm'


Spinal patients have been exposed to “avoidable harm” due to “wholly unacceptable” delays in their treatment, according to an unpublished NHS England report.

research, microscope, testing, medical research, medical test, research funding

Exclusive: Genomic trusts named but 18 months from full operation


Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.


Three hospital trusts to form alliance


Three acute trusts in the South West have agreed to form a hospital alliance focusing on identifying gaps in workforce and capital across the region.

Digital pathology

Up to eight trusts to share pathology system


Pathologists in one of England’s most advanced health economies have launched a procurement for a common IT system across laboratories at up to eight NHS trusts.