Inspection and Regulation

Bradford hospitals trust fined by CQC after breaching its duty of candour

18.01.19: Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FT (BTH) has been fined by the CQC after failing to apologise to a family in time after a safety incident, breaking its duty of candour. The health inspectorate issued a fixed penalty notice to the trust beca...

Substantial deficits across NHS ‘do not paint a picture of sustainability’ and threaten long-term plan, warns spending watchdog

18.01.19: The NHS is not financially sustainable and substantial deficits at NHS bodies, year-on-year increases in waiting lists and waiting times, and staffing shortages are threatening the government’s £20bn long-term plan, the National Audi...

Trust to pay out £5m in damages to boy starved of oxygen and left disabled at birth

17.01.19: A six-year-old boy who suffered life-changing injuries during birth is set to be awarded nearly £5m in damages from an NHS trust. The child from County Londonderry, who cannot be identified, developed severe cerebral palsy after he wa...

Patient groups in appraisals of NHS drugs receiving undeclared funds from manufacturers, review finds

17.01.19: Two-thirds of patient groups involved in the appraisal of drugs and treatments for use in the NHS received money from the manufacturer or a competitor that they had not declared, according to new research. The team behind the review is call...

NHS failing in mental health provision for young people and children, says PAC

16.01.19: The NHS is currently failing young people with mental health problems, with only three in 10 receiving the NHS-funded treatment they needed last year, according to MPs. A report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has slammed “un...

Girl left with severe spinal injuries at birth awarded £5.85m in NHS compensation

16.01.19: A girl left disabled after she suffered severe spinal cord damage during her birth has been awarded £5.85m in compensation from the NHS. The child, now eight, cannot be named for legal reasons and will need “significant” l...

Private mental health group faces multimillion fine after death of NHS-funded girl in its care

11.01.19: A private mental health group is facing a multimillion-pound fine for breaching health and safety laws after a 14-year old with a history of suicide attempts died in its care. Amy El-Keria was treated at the Priory Group’s Ticehurst H...

Tribunal finds manager was unfairly and constructively dismissed during trust merger

11.01.19: An employment tribunal has ruled that a hospital trust unfairly dismissed a senior manager during the restructuring of staff across three trusts. Employment tribunal Judge Brown ruled that Mid Essex Hospitals Service NHS Trust constructivel...

CQC appoints new chief inspector of primary medical services and integrated care

11.01.19: The CQC has appointed Dr Rosie Benneyworth as its new chief inspector of primary medical services and integrated care. Benneyworth is a Somerset GP and is currently the director of strategic clinical services transformation at Somerset CCG...

Body parts and toxic waste still piled up at abandoned medical base

10.01.19: The state of the abandoned medical base of the disposal firm at the centre of the NHS waste stockpiling scandal has been revealed, with body parts and clinical waste remaining piled up and untreated on the site since it stopped trading in Decemb...

‘Don’t cry when things go wrong’: NAO finds ‘unacceptable’ levels of financial weakness across NHS

10.01.19: Four in 10 NHS organisations don’t have a grip on their spending according to a damning report from the National Audit Office (NAO) which found that the number of bodies with significant financial weaknesses is unacceptably high. The...

Planned trust merger ‘hampered day-to-day services’ as provider’s rating drops to ‘requires improvement’

09.01.19: A West Midlands mental health trust that recently aborted merger plans has been urged to improve after inspectors found that the trust lacked sufficient governance systems, staff failed to manage medicines consistently, and some properties were...

NHS trust jumps from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ CQC rating after ‘huge improvements’ under new leadership

08.01.19: An NHS trust has jumped from an ‘inadequate’ rating to ‘good’ and has been taken out of special measures after the health inspectorate found “huge improvements” under new leadership. Brighton and Sussex U...

Dr Bawa-Garba has medical register suspension extended by six months

04.01.19: Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba’s suspension from the medical register has been extended another six months after a review by the Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service (MPTS) determined that the measure was needed to “protect the public”...

NHS trust fined £300,000 after two employees repeatedly stabbed by patient

04.01.19: An NHS trust has been fined £300,000 after two healthcare workers suffered life-changing injuries when they were repeatedly stabbed by a patient at a medium secure forensic unit in Kent. The Old Bailey heard how, on 17 July 2016, heal...

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Struggling Cornwall trust appoints permanent chief executive to lead it out of special measures

18/01/2019Struggling Cornwall trust appoints permanent chief executive to lead it out of special measures

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) has announced that Kate Shields, the current interim chief executive, has been appointed to lead the tr... more >
Bradford hospitals trust fined by CQC after breaching its duty of candour

18/01/2019Bradford hospitals trust fined by CQC after breaching its duty of candour

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FT (BTH) has been fined by the CQC after failing to apologise to a family in time after a safety incident, breaki... more >
Substantial deficits across NHS ‘do not paint a picture of sustainability’ and threaten long-term plan, warns spending watchdog

18/01/2019Substantial deficits across NHS ‘do not paint a picture of sustainability’ and threaten long-term plan, warns spending watchdog

The NHS is not financially sustainable and substantial deficits at NHS bodies, year-on-year increases in waiting lists and waiting times, and sta... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital e... read more >

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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >

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Gentleness: an underrated quality in effective leadership

14/01/2019Gentleness: an underrated quality in effective leadership

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ returns to write for NHE for his blog series on effective leadership. “It is not in your top three, Dean…” The difficulty in asking for feedback is that sometimes, occasionally,... more >
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Sneak a peek into the world of risk

19/12/2018Sneak a peek into the world of risk

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asked its members what working in risk is really like and what hints and tips they’d share with peop... more >
The NHS Assembly: A moment to reset

19/12/2018The NHS Assembly: A moment to reset

The development of the NHS long-term plan offers a reset moment: a chance to develop a credible, sector-owned blueprint designed to improve care ... more >
NHS Supply Chain: Driving the way forward

19/12/2018NHS Supply Chain: Driving the way forward

Jin Sahota spent two years at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) establishing the future operating model for the new NHS Supply Chai... more >
Leading the way: The Translational Research Collaboration for Mental Health

19/12/2018Leading the way: The Translational Research Collaboration for Mental Health

Professor John Geddes, director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre, introduces the new... more >

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How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >
Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >

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