Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

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CEO criticises NHSE for de-funding training scheme


A trust chief executive has criticised a move by NHS England to withdraw central funding for a national training programme aimed at quality improvement.


HSJ’s 10 most-read workforce stories of 2023


As we prepare to part ways with 2023, we’ve taken a look back at the most-read workforce stories of the year.

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.

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Recovery Watch: The trusts slipping the most on PM’s pledge


Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.


Dozens more children ‘severely’ harmed by care failures


Dozens more children than initially thought have come to “severe” harm following failings in audiology care, HSJ can reveal.

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Trusts admit ‘severe’ harm to children


Children have suffered severe harm at two further hospital trusts as a result of failures in paediatric audiology, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust’s claim against councils thrown out by judge


A judge has sided with three councils and dismissed an acute trust’s legal challenge in a row over payments to offset demand pressure from thousands of new homes.


Trust CEO leaves to join expanding hospital group


A community trust chief executive is leaving to become the first managing director of an acute hospital which has joined an expanding provider group.


Service ‘collapses’ after department left with ‘no doctors’


A trust has been accused of presiding over the deterioration of a key service amid communication problems between senior leaders and a ‘worrying series of resignations’ which has left the department with ‘no doctors’.

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‘Helpless’ CEO’s report expresses ‘extreme concern’ over doctors strikes


Acute trust leaders have expressed ‘extreme concern’ over their ability to maintain safe services in the upcoming junior doctor and consultant strikes.

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Trust mounts £2m legal challenge against councils


An acute trust has mounted a legal challenge against three councils after its bid to secure almost £2m to offset demand pressure from thousands of new homes was rejected.

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Group CEO set to lead fourth trust


A chief executive who already leads three trusts looks set to also take the helm at a struggling neighbouring provider, HSJ has learned.


New CEO for £1.4bn acute trust


The largest trust in the East of England has recruited a new chief executive with a record of leading struggling acute providers.

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Trust CEOs could ‘end up in prison’ because of ‘unsafe’ hospitals, warns chief


An acute trust chief executive has criticised the lack of communication during last month’s nursing strike, warning that he and other accountable officers could face manslaughter charges if patients are put in danger by decisions made by senior colleagues elsewhere in the system.


Revealed: Four trusts added to NHSE ‘help list’


NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.


NHS leaders fear ambulance strike ‘calm’ will not last


The first NHS ambulance strike for 32 years appears not to have had any major impact so far.


NHS leaders ‘filled with dread’ ahead of ambulance strike


National, system and trust leaders have told HSJ they fear for the safety of patients and the wellbeing of staff as the NHS experiences its first ambulance strike for 32 years.


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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Exclusive: Barclay summons six hospital chiefs over ambulance delays


Health and social care secretary Steve Barclay today called in chief executives of the six worst-performing trusts for ambulance handover delays to ‘ensure accountability’ for addressing the issue, HSJ can reveal.

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Large hospital trusts still missing key crisis support in A&E


Some of the country’s leading acute hospitals are not meeting a key NHS standard for mental health support in emergency departments, HSJ research suggests, with some regions faring better than others.