North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

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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.

Coronavirus

Single trust reports 21 new coronavirus deaths

There have been 83 deaths reported from covid-19 in England over the past 24 hours with nearly a quarter of them in a single London trust.

Elderly care

Staff survey: Best and worst for ‘recommending care’

HSJ’s analysis of the staff survey has revealed which trusts are strongest and weakest according to the share of employees who would be happy with its care if a friend or a relative needed treatment.

Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

Trust’s consultants allege they’re ‘bullied by managers’

Consultants at an acute hospital have reported being bullied by senior managers to move patients inappropriately and to prioritise targets over quality and safety.

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It’s a bad autumn for the waiting list as admissions falter

When the NHS keeps up with demand, the waiting list shrinks in the autumn. It isn’t shrinking, notes Rob Findlay

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

NHS Improvement director to take up trust chief job

An NHS Improvement director has landed the top job at a recently merged foundation trust.

Stephen Eames

Leading trust CEO will switch to running ICS

The chief executive of a foundation trust has stepped down to take an expanded role with the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System.

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National sharing of patient records enabled in first-of-kind initiative

Paramedics will be able to access the records of mental health service users for the first time as part of a wider scheme that aims to allow clinicians to share care records across the country.

Cumbria

Controversial staff transfer gets go-ahead

A controversial transfer of NHS staff has been given the green light despite “significant concerns” being raised about the receiving provider, HSJ has learned.

Elderly care

Staff survey analysis: Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

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.

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From success regime to successful integrated care system

Stephen Eames reflects on the journey of North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust from being in special measures to leading a thriving integrated care system

Ian Renwick

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.

St James's University Hospital

Best of 2018: HSJ's top mental health stories

As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

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.

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GMC checking 3,000 doctors’ records after fraud case

The General Medical Council is reviewing up to 3,000 doctors’ records to verify their authenticity following reports about the use of a fraudulent qualification to join the register.

Clinical waste

Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: The largest land sales by NHS trusts

NHS trusts received around £350m from land sales in 2017-18, an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous year, according to new data.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Improving Safety in Medicines Management

Winner Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust: Clozapine clinic patient safety improvement initiative

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Breaking: Acute and mental health trusts to merge

An acute hospital trust and mental health and community trust could merge into a single provider.