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Executives of major acute trust ‘biased’ and ‘out of touch’, says report

The leadership of a newly merged acute trust has been rated ‘inadequate’ after inspectors criticised executives for being seen as ‘out of touch’ and displaying ‘bias’ towards a hospital they had previously run.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: HSJ Value Pilot Project of the Year

The project’s purpose was the redistribution of power, whereby citizens identify local needs and coproduce the agenda for improving quality in the Barkantine practice, Tower Hamlets. The project embodied power sharing at every level: system collaboration via a steering group, and a project team that included staff and community.


Consultants blow whistle on 10,000 ‘hidden’ follow-up cases amid trust merger

An acute trust is reviewing thousands of gastroenterology cases for possible patient harm, after details emerged of an ‘extremely concerning’ list of patients who have not had follow-up appointments for up to six years since being treated.

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More than nine in 10 of CCG’s staff give it their approval

More than 95 per cent of staff at one clinical commissioning group would recommend it as a place to work – but one newly-formed organisation would be recommended by well under half its staff, according to NHS staff survey results.

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City ‘under the cosh’ from covid forced to admit adults to children’s critical care unit

Liverpool has been forced to re-open a paediatric intensive care unit to adults as the NHS chief executive warned the city was “right back under the cosh” from the third wave of the pandemic.

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North by North West: The second wave hit to cancer pathways

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Exclusive: Covid-hit trust scales back electives and prepares staff for redeployment

Liverpool’s hospitals have begun scaling back their elective activity and preparing non-specialist staff to be redeployed to critical care teams, according to a memo seen by HSJ.

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Exclusive: Covid-struck city to hold talks today on cancelling ops

Urgent talks will be held this afternoon over the extent to which hospitals in Liverpool can scale back their elective care due to rising covid admissions, HSJ understands.

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Number of covid hospital patients in north west likely to equal April peak by end of month

Public health officials believe it is ‘extremely likely’ the North West region will have around 3,000 covid patients in hospital by the end of October – matching the numbers seen during the first peak of coronavirus.

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Investigation launched after seven ‘never events’ in two years at leading trust

An external review has been launched at a leading children’s hospital after a series of “never events”.

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NHS England rejects four-way merger and insists on one CCG for 2.7m people

NHS England has rejected plans to merge four clinical commissioning groups in north Merseyside – insisting the merger must also include the five other CCGs in the wider health system, HSJ has learned.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative

Covering the populations of Cheshire East and Vale Royal (7,000 people accessing specialist mental health services), this redesign is centred on service users, providers and commissioners working together to transform services for people severely affected by mental health problems, to improve:

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FT ‘must do better’ as none of its 35-strong senior team declare as BAME

None of the 35-strong ‘very senior manager’ team at one of England’s largest NHS trusts are declared as black, Asian or minority ethnic.


Mortality rates creep back up in several health systems

Mortality rates have crept back up in some health and care systems, amid an overall decline in deaths across England.


‘Abysmal’ communication blamed for variations in self-isolation list

A rushed and confused process has resulted in huge variation in the national list of extremely vulnerable people advised to self-isolate from coronavirus, HSJ has found.

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‘Failed promise’ to support vulnerable patients is a ‘disgrace’, says MP

Thousands of vulnerable patients who local commissioners and GPs believe need to be “shielded” from coronavirus are being denied access to central support.


Updated: Bullying exec’s suspension referred to professional standards body

One of the leaders of Liverpool’s scandal-hit former community provider has been suspended from the nursing register for 12 months, in a ruling which has now been referred to the Professional Standards Authority.

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The agenda for 2020

In this edition, North by North West outlines some the key priorities for the region in 2020.

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North by North West: Why Liverpool missed out

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North by North West: Going electronic

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