As 2020 draws to a close, HSJ takes a look at its most read stories of the year.
Covid demand on hospitals is now rising rapidly in parts of England so far spared the worst of wave two, analysis of new figures reveals.
NHSI appointed sacked trust CEO as improvement director then dismissed him after receiving ‘undisclosed information’
A hospital chief executive dismissed after a disciplinary process was sacked again last week after NHS Improvement ‘received previously undisclosed information’.
NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.
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.
A sacked trust chief executive has withdrawn his unfair dismissal claim against his former employer.
Gateshead Care Partnership brought together the local council, NHS trusts and local GPs to improve the way organisations worked together, and won the 2018 HSJ Award for Improved partnerships between health and local government
NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.
Gateshead Health Foundation Trust has announced a permanent replacement for the chief executive it sacked in September.
Below is a breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.
The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.
A foundation trust is proposing to pay its new chief executive at least £62,500 less than its previous CEO following discussions with NHS Improvement.
Fifteen trust chief executives were paid at yearly rates of more than £250,000 last year, including several in the north east running district general hospitals, according to HSJ analysis.
More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.
When the Gateshead Care Partnership was formed, its constituent organisations were far from struggling. Most partners were already rated outstanding, excellent or good. But staff at bodies, including Gateshead Council, Gateshead Health Foundation Trust, general practices, and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear FT wanted to reduce fragmentation within and between organisations.
A chief executive sacked in September has lodged an appeal against his dismissal.
A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
A long serving hospital chief executive has been dismissed following a disciplinary hearing, HSJ has learned.