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CCG chief embroiled in ‘toxic culture’ row off since March

The accountable officer of Sheffield clinical commissioning group has been off work sick for six weeks amid allegations of bullying, whistleblowing and poor culture within the organisation, HSJ has learned.

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‘Bullying’ row CCG hires former PCT chief

A clinical commissioning group has hired a former primary care trust chief executive as its “independent development director”, following claims of cultural problems including bullying.

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Blunkett wades in on CCG bullying row

David Blunkett has voiced concerns that a clinical commissioning group at the centre of a bullying row has an existing director leading its improvement plan, telling HSJ this “is not a matter of internal process”.

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Winners of the 2019 HSJ Partnership Awards announced

The outstanding work that organisations are doing in partnership with the NHS was recognised with winners named in 16 categories at the 2019 HSJ Partnership Awards.

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Second Sheffield NHS organisation faced with bullying accusations

A second NHS organisation in Sheffield is facing accusations of bullying and a poor culture, HSJ has learned.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Medical Device or Hardware Innovation Award

WINNER: Zilico Limited and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: Real-time medical diagnostics with ZedScan

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Troubled CCG asks director to spearhead improvement plan

Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed one of its directors to spearhead work on an improvement plan following claims of bullying, poor culture and whistleblowing.

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New lead appointed for national death review service

NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care have appointed a national medical examiner to oversee the introduction of the new death review service.

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NHS England was warned about ‘unrelenting bullying’ at top CCG

NHS England was warned about “constant unrelenting bullying” by senior managers at Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group more than a year ago, HSJ has learned.

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Top trust appoints chief after year-long search

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive after a year-long search.

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Revealed: Crisis at top CCG amid claims of bullying and ‘toxic’ culture

One of the largest clinical commissioning groups in the country is facing serious questions over its leadership and culture, amid bullying allegations, whistleblowing complaints and a highly-critical independent investigation.

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Exclusive: NHS England told to act on internal review to end 'avoidable harm'

Spinal patients have been exposed to “avoidable harm” due to “wholly unacceptable” delays in their treatment, according to an unpublished NHS England report.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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Exclusive: Tens of thousands of junior doctors working beyond contract

Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, resulting in fines worth more than £250,000, HSJ can reveal today.

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Some DGH chiefs paid more than CEOs at largest trusts

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.

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Teaching trust appoints new medical director

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new medical director, it has been announced.

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Teaching trust's long-standing medical director to retire

The medical director of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is to retire at the end of January, it has been announced.

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Exclusive: Genomic trusts named but 18 months from full operation

Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.

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Contract delays reported in genetic testing overhaul

A flagship project to commission new contracts for seven genetic testing hubs appears to have been delayed.

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London Eye: Managing the doctors

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover