David Williams is a Nursing Times and HSJ reporter.
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The leaders of Southern Health NHSFoundation Trust have been severely criticised for repeated failures to investigate and learn from patient deaths in an independent report.
Jeremy Hunt this morning condemned the apparent failure of leaders at Southern Health to investigate an overwhelming majority of unexpected deaths at the foundation trust as “totally and utterly unacceptable”.
Dame Julie Moore, a nurse and the chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, is to take over the leadership of its troubled neighbour Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
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West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust faces being imminently placed in special measures following a Care Quality Commission inspection.
Providers of health visiting services fear they could face funding cuts after the government said it would reduce councils’ public health budgets by £200m.
Labour has pledged to target duplication and bureaucracy they say has been caused by the Health Act 2012, raising the prospect of organisational changes if they form the next governement.
The Liberal Democrats have become the first major party to publicly commit to increasing NHS funding to levels recommended in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
The first successful takeover of one foundation trust by another has received final approval, it was announced today.
The Department of Health is to spend £500m propping up accident and emergency services in the most pressured health economies between now and the next general election.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust has been warned to improve its staffing levels and training for nurses following an unannounced inspection.