Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Griffiths heads Top 50 chief executives ranking for second year

Marianne Griffiths leads the HSJ Top 50 chief executives list in which mental health leaders continue to be over-represented while those heading acute trusts are under-represented, writes Alastair McLellan

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Winners of 2018 HSJ Value Awards revealed

The HSJ Value Awards 2018 honour projects that deliver improvements for patients

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Government bailout coming for major hospital redevelopment

The government is expected to have to bail out a major hospital redevelopment within the next few weeks, HSJ has been told.

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Up to 10,000 people could be waiting more than a year for operations

Up to 10,000 patients may be waiting more than a year for elective treatment as a result of covid-19, official data suggests.

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Review launched into major hospital build

A review has been launched into the delivery of one of the NHS’ biggest building projects, amid concerns it faces significant delays.

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Exclusive: ‘Backsliding’ major teaching trust could lose general surgery trainees

A major tertiary trust where junior doctors described their training as ‘the blind leading the blind’ has been warned it could lose its foundation year trainees in general surgery, HSJ has learned.

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Public board meetings abandoned during covid-19 crisis

Trusts and clinical commissioning groups are abandoning scheduled board meetings or holding them in private during the covid-19 crisis.

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First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX

Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.

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Trust served warning letter over release of radioactive material

A trust has been served with a warning letter after an accidental release of radioactive material during a hurried move into a new building.

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Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

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Small trust may join group with neighbours

One of England’s smallest trusts is looking at joining a hospital group with its neighbours.

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Trust blasted for ignoring coroner’s warnings on ‘unnecessary’ transfers

A coroner has criticised a hospital trust for “effectively ignoring” its own policies on transferring patients between hospitals, despite assuring her the issue would be addressed after earlier deaths.

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Third of teaching trust’s elective patients waiting more than 18 weeks

A teaching trust’s referral-to-treatment performance has slumped 20 percentage points in the last two years as demand has soared.

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Trust predicts 10pc deficit for at least next four years

One of England’s smallest trusts is facing a £7m annual deficit — roughly 10 per cent of its turnover — for at least the next four years, and is struggling to access sustainability funding.

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Biggest ever waiting list as general election looms

The best way for the next government to reduce waiting times will be steadily and patiently, by keeping up with demand. Not with a blitz of waiting list initiatives.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

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Hospital trust rated ‘outstanding’ across the board

Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust has become the first non-specialist trust to be rated “outstanding” in all five Care Quality Commission domains.

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‘Outstanding’ trust to form group with neighbour

One of the first acute trusts to be judged as “outstanding” is to form a permanent group structure with a neighbouring trust after two and a half years of sharing a senior leadership team.

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Trust’s 62-day performance slumps after surge in referrals

An acute trust’s performance against the 62-day cancer treatment target has slipped to one of the worst in the country after a sudden rise in referral numbers.

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Majority of local services are now breaching 18 weeks

At the end of July, less than 49 per cent of hospital services were achieving the 18 week RTT target, notes Rob Findlay