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  • Acute services across the Devon healthcare system have been the subject of a review by local clinicians and NHS managers.
    HSJ Local

    All A&Es to stay open under proposals for troubled health economy

    2017-06-28T07:00:00Z

    Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust; Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust; Plymouth Hospitals Trust; Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

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    News

    Hundreds of babies suffer avoidable harm in NHS, study warns

    2017-06-21T00:01:00Z

    RCOG study found more than 550 babies born in 2015 may have had a different outcome Only a third of local investigations involved families or patients Quarter of local investigations were not good enough to assess quality of care Hundreds of babies who died during ...

  • kate and rhiannon davies colour
    HSJ Local

    Inquiry chair revealed amid families' criticism of regulator

    2017-06-09T07:00:00Z

    Senior midwife Donna Ockenden appointed to lead review into deaths of 15 babies and three mothers Parents criticise NHS Improvement for setting “narrow” terms of reference and excluding families Jeremy Hunt set up review after concerns over deaths and lack of investigations A senior midwife ...

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    HSJ Local

    Special measures trust brings in Morecambe Bay to tackle maternity concerns

    2017-06-07T12:47:00Z

    Trust served with CQC warning notice over maternity services Requirement notice served to address ‘staff competencies’ over CTG Trust supported by Morecambe Bay to improve maternity care A trust in special measures is working with Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust to improve its maternity services after ...

  • Shaun lintern expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    Lintern's Risk Register: A reckoning is due

    2017-06-01T14:50:00Z

    Contact me in confidence here. Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under-the-radar stories. From patient safety correspondent Shaun Lintern

  • Midwife
    News

    Investigation: Why are some babies dying in the NHS?

    2017-05-23T05:50:00Z

    New data obtained by HSJ reveals babies are dying or being left with life-long disabilities because of mistakes being replicated across the NHS by midwives and doctors.

  • Police
    HSJ Local

    Police investigating 15 baby deaths at hospital

    2017-05-18T11:37:00Z

    Police launch investigation into series of baby deaths at Cheshire hospital Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust alerted police after unexplained deaths The investigation is focused on the trust’s neonatal unit which will remain open Detectives are investigating a spate of baby deaths at a ...

  • Warrington Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Hospital director resigns amid 'irregular' payoff deal scrutiny

    2017-05-17T10:14:00Z

    Roger Wilson, HR director at Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust, has resigned He signed a deal with Morecambe Bay midwife which allowed her to avoid misconduct investigation Mr Wilson’s resignation comes ahead of trust investigation into “irregular” payoff deal A hospital director who is ...

  • Birmingham Children's Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Hospital's charity could buy land for possible expansion

    2017-05-10T11:47:00Z

    Board of newly merged trust agrees to buy land next to children’s hospital First major estate acquisition since Birmingham Women’s and Children’s FT shelved single site plans Charity could buy land on behalf of trust Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust has agreed to buy ...

  • mother and baby
    News

    Revealed: Trusts selected to run new mother and baby service

    2017-05-05T07:00:00Z

    NHS England has told four trusts they are the preferred providers of four new mother and baby units The successful bidders were notified last month, but final contracts are still being negotiated The MBUs are part of a £40m investment in inpatient perinatal care The ...

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    HSJ Local

    Trust destroyed records after baby suffered brain damage

    2017-04-25T11:13:00Z

    Trust destroyed medical records after legal claim was lodged against midwifery unit Midwife told registrar to stay outside delivery room while baby’s life was in danger Calderdale and Huddersfield FT’s documents had “puzzling differences” and midwife’s account had “unexplained discrepancies”, says judge A trust destroyed ...

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    HSJ Local

    Trust chief: Hunt referral won't stop hospital tackling staffing problems

    2017-04-04T07:00:00Z

    North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust will continue with maternity services overhaul plans despite pending reconfiguration decision from Jeremy Hunt Trust chief Stephen Eames says the decision will not stop the organisation tackling recruitment problems in west Cumbria Cumbria CCG’s decision to keep two consultant led units at ...

  • Warrington Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Ex-Morecambe Bay HR director suspended from his current role

    2017-03-07T10:24:00Z

    NHS director who agreed “irregular” exit deal for Morecambe Bay midwife suspended from current role Mr Wilson has been suspended pending investigations into his actions The deal allowed midwife to leave without facing investigation An NHS director who agreed an “irregular” exit deal for a ...

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    Comment

    Morecambe Bay two years on: great progress alongside great gaps

    2017-03-03T07:00:00Z

    Many positive changes have been made at the trust but many of the inquiry’s recommendations remain worryingly unaddressed, write Bill Kirkup and James Titcombe

  • Bill Kirkup
    News

    Exclusive: Morecambe Bay inquiry chair to lead new investigation

    2017-02-28T12:14:00Z

    Bill Kirkup to lead investigation into care and death of Elizabeth Dixon in 2001 Case has been highlighted by HSJ after NHS England pulled out of joint inquiry with CQC Jeremy Hunt says he is “determined” to get to the bottom of what happened to the baby ...

  • Mike Birtwistle
    Comment

    Hospital turnarounds offer a glimmer of light amid NHS gloom

    2017-02-28T07:00:00Z

    In the face of major challenges, success stories offer valuable insight into achievable goals, and deliver important benefits to patients and staff alike

  • Ben clover expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    London Eye: Another fight in north east London

    2017-02-23T09:05:00Z

    Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

  • fetal ultrasound pregnancy monitoring
    News

    NHS England accused of 'enabling' poor maternity care

    2017-02-21T11:03:00Z

    NHS England audit of midwifery investigations called “meaningless” Audit followed the death of baby Kate Stanton-Davies but only looked at processes NHS England had told parents it would consider the quality of investigations NHS England has been accused of “actively enabling poor midwifery care” following ...

  • Birmingham Children's Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Children's hospital trust first to be rated outstanding

    2017-02-21T00:01:00Z

    Trust rated as outstanding overall and for being caring, effective and responsive All children referred to the hospital were seen within six weeks Neonatal services rated as inadequate for safety because of poor staffing levels A top children’s hospital has received the highest possible rating ...

  • Jeremy Hunt
    News

    Regulator to be investigated over handling of care scandal

    2017-02-17T17:55:00Z

    Jeremy Hunt has today ordered an investigation into the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s handling of the Morecambe Bay care scandal.