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    CCGs consider sweeping restrictions to plug £25m hole


    Redditch and Bromsgrove, South Worcestershire and Wyre Forest CCGs seek feedback on service cuts Proposals include restricting access to hearing aids, sterilisation and treatments for patients with “unhealthy lifestyles” CCGs say savings needed to fill £25m funding gap next year FINANCE: A group of clinical ...

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    Thirty worst A&E trusts called to London summit


    NHS Improvement chief raised concerns over “organisations who consistently deliver very low levels of performance” January was “a very difficult month” for A E departments, Jim Mackey said Trusts “left in no doubt whatsoever that there needs to be a sustained improvement” The 30 worst ...

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    More bugs found in hospital's endoscopy unit


    Bacteria found in rinse water from endoscope decontamination machines, which were identified by the trust as “overdue for replacement” Procedures were temporarily shifted to different hospital while equipment was cleaned Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust says no patients have been infected PATIENT SAFETY: More bacteria has ...

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    Worcestershire CCGs ink three year commissioning support deal


    Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit wins contract to provide services to Worcestershire’s CCGs Three year contract worth £5.6m Tender awarded through NHS England’s lead provider framework COMMERCIAL: Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit has been named as the preferred provider of support services to ...

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    Pharma companies banned from sponsoring CCG's events


    South Warwickshire CCG leaders will no longer allow drug companies to sponsor its events Change driven by recent media reports and staff concerns that pharma representatives at events had “little benefit” COMMERCIAL: Pharmaceutical companies will no longer be allowed to sponsor events organised by South Warwickshire ...

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    Trusts ask Monitor for tariff hike


    Monitor has received 16 requests for tariff hikes since April 2014 Morecambe Bay has secured modified prices which should result in extra £25m per year Worcestershire Acute Trust withdrew application for “further engagement” with commissioners At least eight NHS trusts have sought to boost their ...

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    Special measures trust chair to step down


    Harry Turner to step down as chair of troubled Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust Decision to leave prompted by wish to see “long term” stability for special measures provider Mr Turner oversaw controversial reconfiguration plans of services between trust sites WORKFORCE: The chair of a West ...

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    Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential


    By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.

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    ‘Inadequate’ Worcestershire trust placed in special measures


    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust in special measures after CQC rates it “inadequate” “Urgent” improvements needed in staffing levels, governance, investigation of clinical incidents and culture Reliance on locum staff renders some services “fragile” PERFORMANCE: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust has been placed in special measures.

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    Lack of winter cash 'will mean more A&E diverts'


    Three-quarters of trusts tell HSJ they are receiving less winter cash than last year Fourteen trusts say funds are insufficient to meet staffing plans Chief executive warns A Es will need to divert patients to other hospitals Hospital chiefs have warned they face the “most ...

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    West Midlands CCG enters financial recovery


    Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG initiates financial recovery process Commissioner fears it will not meet planned 1 per cent year-end surplus Normal 0 false ...

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    CCG chair fears maternity closure may be permanent


    CCG chair has “very significant concern” suspension of maternity services at Alexandra Hospital could become permanent Jonathan Wells has written to arm’s length bodies requesting “external support” to reverse closure Removal of inpatient maternity services from Alexandra Hospital a key component of provider’s reconfiguration plans ...

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    Exclusive: 11 patients infected in ‘unsafe’ endoscopy unit


    An ‘unsafe’ endoscopy unit at a West Midlands trust has resulted in 11 patients acquiring infections, HSJ can reveal.

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    Value in Healthcare Awards: Implementation of IT to Support Healthcare Business Efficiency


    Value in Healthcare Awards winners for 2015

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    Worcestershire trust faces £58m deficit


    FINANCE: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust has revealed it is facing ending the year with a £58m deficit if drastic action is not taken to improve its financial position.

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    Worcestershire trust’s bullying policy ‘not fit for purpose’


    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust’s policy for dealing with bullying and harassment is ‘not fit for purpose’, an independent review has found.

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    Two more directors off sick for months at troubled trust


    WORKFORCE: Two directors at a struggling acute trust have been off sick since at least May – the same period of sick leave as the former chief executive who resigned last month, HSJ has learned.

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    West Midlands acute chief resigns


    WORKFORCE: The chief executive of a struggling West Midlands acute trust has resigned with immediate effect.

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    TDA 'broadens' support for challenged trusts


    The NHS Trust Development Authority has appointed improvement directors to two trusts struggling with performance and leadership issues.

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    Worcestershire shake-up gets green light amid A&E concerns


    STRUCTURE: Reconfiguration of acute services in Worcestershire will go ahead after receiving the green light from the West Midlands Clinical Senate.