Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust


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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North by North West: Festering relationships harm patients

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North by North West: Rejection for incumbent chairman

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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.

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Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention

NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.


Brexit: Trust can operate for 'four days' under food shortage contingency plans

A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.

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Caring for people with personality disorders

The Personality Disorders Hub Team, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear FT provides direct care coordination, case management and treatment to people who have emotionally unstable personality disorder, and won the Patient Safety Category at the 2018 HSJ Awards

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Dozens of trusts take financial hit from 'maverick' accounting measure

Dozens of NHS providers face additional financial pressures of up to £4m next year, after an official body provided “clarification” around a contentious accounting adjustment.

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Trust in land sale deal with city university

A foundation trust has sold one of its former hospital sites to the local university, which plans to use it for a centre of research into elderly care, along with housing and business units.

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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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HSJ Awards 2018: Improved Partnerships Between Health and Local Government

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.

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HSJ Awards 2018: Patient Safety

The ward-based deaths of four patients with complex and co-morbid emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD) naturally left clinicians at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear FT striving to find ways to improve patient safety for this vulnerable group. Risk aversion meant that, in many instances, patients were being sent to out of ...

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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.


Midlands trust rated 'outstanding'

A mental health trust has been rated “outstanding” by CQC inspectors – the third in the country to achieve the highest ranking.

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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

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'Outstanding' trust to establish nursing academy

An outstanding rated trust has approved plans to set up a nursing academy to train up to 20 new mental health nurses a year.

Provider trust of the year

'Strategy was embedded in everything'

Caroline Wild from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust, talks to Alison Moore on what it meant to her organisation to be awarded the Provider Trust of the Year in the HSJ Awards 2017

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Why peer to peer learning is key to improving mental health services

Adam Sewell-Jones on how trusts facing challenges with respect to mental health services can learn from others who have faced similar issues

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NHSI: Sacking leaders and quick savings 'endanger improvement'

Sacking leaders when mistakes are made and “salami slicing” budgets to make quick savings “endanger improvement” and risk system failure in mental health, a new NHS Improvement report says.

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In full: Trusts with staff transfer plans

HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.