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NHS’s largest trust leaves special measures after ‘transformation’

12/02/2019NHS’s largest trust leaves special measures after ‘transformation’

The largest NHS trust in the country has been taken out of special measures for quality after nearly four years, with inspectors finding a substantial improvement in the quality of services &ndas... more >
Ex-financial special measures trust leaps to ‘good' CQC rating

07/02/2019Ex-financial special measures trust leaps to ‘good' CQC rating

The former special financial measures trust behind Gloucestershire’s three main hospitals has jumped to a ‘good’ rating after the CQC found “vast improvements” and l... more >
Couple receives £650k pay out over girl’s delayed meningitis diagnosis

06/02/2019Couple receives £650k pay out over girl’s delayed meningitis diagnosis

An NHS trust is to pay out £650,000 to a couple after failing to diagnose their adopted child with meningitis fast enough, leaving her with brain damage and acute disability up until her de... more >

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Suicidal NHS employee unfairly dismissed after being issued with ‘appalling’ legal threat by trust

20/02/2019Suicidal NHS employee unfairly dismissed after being issued with ‘appalling’ legal threat by trust

An NHS staff member was threatened with legal action by an ambulance trust after he reported feeling suicidal and was unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal ruled, in the most “appallin... more >
Trust tells NHS staff they have to reapply for new jobs at Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals

20/02/2019Trust tells NHS staff they have to reapply for new jobs at Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals

Up to 50 members of NHS staff working at the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have been told they must apply for new jobs in the NHS. The trust has told the staff they need to app... more >
Did Brexit drown out the NHS Long Term plan?

20/02/2019Did Brexit drown out the NHS Long Term plan?

In January the NHS released its much-anticipated Long Term plan, pledging to save 500,000 lives through new prevent strategies, and making a concerted effort to improve the general public’s... more >
Under-fire trust chair to step down following calls from MPs to resign

20/02/2019Under-fire trust chair to step down following calls from MPs to resign

The under-fire chair of the Dudley Group NHS FT has announced she will leave the position after four local MPs called for her to resign. Jenni Ord said she would leave the West Midlands trus... more >
‘Bitterly disappointed’ council votes to refer shake-up of Shropshire hospital services to health secretary

19/02/2019‘Bitterly disappointed’ council votes to refer shake-up of Shropshire hospital services to health secretary

Councillors at an emergency meeting at Telford and Wrekin Council have decided to refer the “harmful” and “fatally flawed” plans to shake-up hospital services in Shropshir... more >

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Did Brexit drown out the NHS Long Term plan?

20/02/2019Did Brexit drown out the NHS Long Term plan?

In January the NHS released its much-anticipated Long Term plan, pledging to save 500,000 lives through new prevent strategies, and making a concerted effort to improve the general public’s health. But Simon Keen, media relations manager at NHS Providers, poses the question: Did Brexit dr... more >
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