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NHS England has appointed a health service chief executive to lead the transformation of maternity services.
A vanguard clinical commissioning group has awarded its main community services contract to a non-profit company owned by local GPs.
A leading teaching hospital trust “failed to take effective action” after concerns were repeatedly raised over the safety and effectiveness of its heart surgery unit, inspectors have found.
The Care Quality Commission has launched an investigation into adult heart surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, after an audit identified the service as a mortality outlier.
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.