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There is an “urgent need” to improve stroke services across Kent and Medway, commissioners have decided.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust should remain in special measures, despite making “real” improvements, the Care Quality Commission has recommended.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been told to improve, after the Care Quality Commission found the trust had no plan in place to tackle the high rate of suicide in the area.
The largest trust in the country has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, after a challenging few months of the organisation
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust will launch a public consultation into moving its accident and emergency services into one hospital later this year.
West Middlesex University Hospital Trust has been told to improve by the Care Quality Commission.
East Sussex Healthcare Trust has been rated as “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission, with much of the regulators’ criticism focused on managers while nursing staff were seen as caring.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has rejected a key recommendation from the investigation into lessons learnt from the historic abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals.
The law should be changed to require all NHS staff and volunteers in contact with patients should be given a barring list check, the authors of an investigation into Jimmy Savile’s historic sexual abuse have said.
Over a third of trusts are not displaying a named clinician above patient beds despite health secretary Jeremy Hunt introducing the policy 18 months ago.
- A&E performance at all-time low, as emergency admissions peak
- CQC imposes strict conditions on Medway following multiple inspections
- Ealing maternity unit to close 'as soon as possible', says CCG
- Allegations of staff bullying and race discrimination at Barts
- Troubled trust reveals huge waiting list
- Failure to improve leaves Medway facing more action
- Kent community trust rated 'Good' by CQC
- Sussex maternity service restructure backed by council
- London substance misuse clinic faces closure as costs mount
- Police investigate dropped nurse tribunal case in wake of Savile report