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  1. We have placed King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in special measures following serious concerns about the trust’s growing deficit.

  2. General Lord Richard Dannatt, former Chief of the General Staff, has taken up the role of Patron of the new Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance, which aims to improve the healthcare that veterans receive from the NHS.

  3. Ian Dalton CBE has been appointed as the new chief executive of NHS Improvement on a permanent basis.

  4. We've removed Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust from special measures, in recognition of the significant improvement in the care they are providing.

  5. We've appointed Sarah Tedford and Rachel Williams to the roles of Winter Director and Operational Improvement Director, respectively, for our London region.

  6. We've appointed Dr Sean O'Kelly as our Medical Director for Professional Leadership to work alongside clinical leaders and improve the way we engage with clinicians.

  7. Four of the country’s most influential nursing figures including our own Executive Director of Nursing have joined forces to support a vital consultation on the future of the profession.

  8. We've appointed Angela Thompson to the role of Director of Nursing and Deputy Regional Chief Nurse for our London region.

  9. The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) general surgery report suggests the NHS could see a significant reduction in the amount of people unnecessarily admitted for emergency general surgery if more acute hospitals introduced consultant-led surgical assessments.

  10. As part of our work to reduce harmful inpatient falls and improve patient safety, we commissioned a report into the incidents and economic impact of falls in hospitals.

  11. Richard Douglas has been appointed as our interim Chair with effect from 21 July 2017.

  12. Congratulations to our Sir Peter Carr Award runners up, who will receive £10,000 between them and a package of on-going support from us.

  13. We have our winners of the first Sir Peter Carr Award. With over 90 applications a consultant Ophthalmologist and an NHS manager have won a £30,000 award to invest in their professional development.

  14. We've taken North Bristol NHS Trust out of financial special measures following significant improvements in its financial performance

  15. We've launched a major new programme to improve staff retention in trusts across England and bring down the leaver rates in the NHS by 2020.

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