University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Mid Staffs

‘Wholly unrealistic’ NHSE financial recovery policy risks ‘significant harm’ warns ICS


Leaders of an integrated care system in the Midlands have warned they cannot make the scale of staffing cuts required to balance the books without putting patients at risk.

Simon Constable

Replacement announced for CEO forced to quit through ill-health


Simon Constable is leaving Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust to join University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust as chief executive.


Consultants sent into troubled system after £140m deficit warning


NHS England has sent a consultancy firm into a troubled health system, after it said its financial plan would be missed by up to £140m.

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Trust CEO retires with ‘very mixed emotions’


The chief executive of a major hospital trust announced her retirement due to a long-term illness today.

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Trusts dispute NHS England’s ‘benefits’ claim over FDP pilot


Five trusts have contradicted NHS England’s claim that they are “actively realising benefits” from pilots of the Federated Data Platform.

Sarah Jane Marsh

Exclusive: NHSE crackdown on 10-hour ambulance delays


NHS England has launched a new crackdown on trusts it says have a ‘management strategy’ to hold patients in the back of ambulances to cope with emergency pressures inside their hospitals, HSJ has learned.

Theatre pressures

Seven trusts relegated to NHSE’s poorest performers group


Seven trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of providers with the worst elective and cancer problems, putting the number of organisations in the ‘tier 1’ group back into double figures – and five leaving it, HSJ has learned.

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The lesson from Letby is to listen


Now that the inquiry into Lucy Letby’s case has been given legal powers, it must explore how the NHS can tackle the culture of defensiveness, denial and secrecy that often lies at the heart of tragic scandals. Louise Ansari, chief executive of Healthwatch England, argues that the NHS has some ...


A&E handover delays ‘still getting worse at some hospitals’


Ambulance chiefs say handover delays have got worse at some trusts in recent months, despite the picture improving nationally since last winter.


Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund


Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.


The Download: Virtual wards ‘passing some leaders by’


The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week written by technology correspondent Joe Talora. Contact HSJ in confidence here.

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Two trusts added to NHSE list of providers at ‘high risk’


Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.


Trust insists ‘our data is correct’ despite waiting list ‘grip’ concerns


An external review of waiting list management at a large acute trust has found several serious problems – including ‘pop-up’ patients and thousands of cancelled appointments each week – but concluded they were no worse than would be found at ‘most NHS trusts’.

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Lack of private sector help putting elective target at risk, says trust


An acute trust and its integrated care system have said they risk missing the imminent waiting list target, after struggling to get as many patients treated in the independent sector as they hoped.

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Trust that banned corridor care ‘reluctantly’ brings it back


An acute trust has announced the ‘reluctant’ return of ‘corridor care’ – having previously eradicated the unsafe practice – due to extreme ambulance handover delays and other emergency pressures.


Nine trusts account for third of ambulance ‘hours lost’


Nine acute trusts accounted for a third of all ‘hours lost’ to ambulance handover delays last week, according to new data.

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Hospital ‘restricting patients unlawfully’, CQC warns


An acute trust has been served a warning notice by the Care Quality Commission after inspectors found it was failing to carry out mental health assessments properly, leading to patients “being restricted… unlawfully”.

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Revealed: NHS England’s list of trusts with worst elective and cancer problems


Almost a third of acute trusts have been identified by NHS England as being ‘at risk’ of missing key targets for electives and cancer recovery, with some facing ‘periodic calls between ministers and CEOs’, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust chiefs resist ‘pressure’ to treat patients in corridors


Hospital leaders say they have been pressured to deliver more ‘corridor care’ as a result of efforts to ease the ambulance handover crisis.