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Troubled trust names interim after appointed chief withdraws application

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed an interim chief executive after its previous candidate was forced to withdraw his application in March after an inquiry about his qualifications.

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HSJ Awards 2020: NHS Workplace Race Equality Award

WINNER: East London FT – Compassion and Equality in Employee Relations


Trust chief withdraws application after probe into bogus law degree

An incoming trust chief executive has withdrawn his application for the post after an inquiry about his qualifications.

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Trust investigating its new chief exec’s qualifications

A review has been launched into the qualifications of the incoming chief executive of a mental health trust.

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Hospital offered covid jabs ‘on demand’ for several weeks

A leading hospital trust has been giving covid-19 vaccinations ‘on demand’ to people outside the top priority groups but who phoned for appointments without an invite, for several weeks, it has emerged.


Nursing union chief appointed to trust board

Royal College of Nursing chief Dame Donna Kinnair will join the board of a London mental health trust next year.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

The Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) programme is a psycho-educational intervention for young people (age 14-20 years) with type 1 diabetes, co-developed by young people and co-delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, youth workers and peer educators.


CQC inspector changes mind two days after quitting

The Care Quality Commission’s mental health lead inspector has decided to stay in post, two days after announcing his resignation to staff, HSJ can reveal.

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'A slave master situation': the lived experiences of NHS BAME staff

Tackling race inequalities will require commitment for the long haul, with locally engaged leadership and staff, including stronger allyship from white leaders and staff. By Shilpa Ross

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Ex-NHS Scotland chief joins mental health trust as advisor

A former NHS Scotland chief executive has joined a mental health trust’s board as an advisor.

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Incoming HEE chief: ‘White leaders under pressure’ to prove black lives matter

The NHS must directly confront the issue of “white privilege”, take responsibility for the fact that some from a minority ethnic background believe the service contains “racist” organisations, and stop looking for reasons not to tackle discrimination, leading NHS figures have told HSJ.

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Revealed: People Plan’s proposal to tackle local workforce crisis

Regional ‘people boards’ are to be recommended for all regions in England by the unpublished People Plan for the NHS.


Overdose calls may be getting too low priority for ambulances

Ambulance services have been urged to look at how suspected overdose and poisoning cases are prioritised after paramedics took 45 minutes to reach a woman with known mental health problems.

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Chief leaves trust after 25 years for national role

Navina Evans will replace the outgoing Ian Cumming as Health Education England’s new chief executive, it has been announced today.

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Increasing physical health check coverage for those with serious mental illness

City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group took home Mental Health Innovation of the Year at the 2019 HSJ awards. Jennifer Trueland explores the collaborative approach underpinning their win

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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 chiefs decry ‘concentration on targets’ at DHSC

NHS chief executives have cautioned against a “too one-sided concentration” on targets by the Department of Health and Social Care, after HSJ reported government had challenged NHS England over its plans for improving workforce retention.


Up to 100,000 on antipsychotics with no review

A national strategy is needed to tackle health risks linked to antipsychotic drugs because current policy is letting tens of thousands of people fall through the gaps, commissioners in London are warning.

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Troubled trust’s rating upgraded but remains in special measures

A troubled mental health trust’s quality rating has been upgraded from “inadequate” to “requires improvement” but it remains in special measures, inspectors have announced.

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Stevens leads NHS new year’s honours

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has been knighted in the 2020 new year’s honours list.