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‘Challenged’ trust plans to move patients to chairs to free up beds

An acute trust in the Midlands is planning to move patients to chairs on wards to free up beds for people waiting in its emergency department, following one of its “most challenged” days.

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Major trust forced to restrict chemotherapy amid staff shortages

A major acute trust in the East Midlands has been forced to restrict how much chemotherapy it is able to offer due to staff shortages.

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Trust chief made a dame as NHS staff dominate new year’s honours

Hospital chief executives and senior NHS workers were among those included in the New Year’s Honours list.

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ICS lead announces retirement

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire integrated care system’s executive lead is to retire in March after 36 years of working in the NHS.

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‘Deep-rooted cultural problems’ found within trust’s ‘inadequate’ maternity services

The Care Quality Commission has raised serious concerns about a major teaching trust’s maternity services and taken action to prevent patients coming to harm.

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Major acute cancels non-urgent electives as covid shuts wards

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has cancelled all non-urgent electives due to growing covid admissions and spread inside the hospital.

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Midlands trust fights to ‘preserve’ elective work amid covid bed closures

Covid’s second surge has begun disrupting elective care at hospitals outside the north west, HSJ has learned.

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Former ICS leader joins firm supporting vulnerable patients

The former leader of one of the first integrated care systems has joined a firm which is using data and coaching to support vulnerable people during the covid-19 outbreak.

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Government calls in ICS chair to plot next steps for social care

The chair of an integrated care system and former local authority director has been appointed as the lead of a new government covid-19 social care taskforce.

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Developing population health management is key to integration

Population health management is a true test of system working, requiring health and local authorities to come together in a different way. However, it also means shifting resource, says Andy Haynes

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Clinical leaders appointed ahead of six-way CCG merger

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed clinical leaders ahead of the formal merger of six CCGs.

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‘Improvement board’ created for ‘inadequate’ secure hospital

A mental health trust has established a dedicated improvement board to try to “deal with cultural issues” at the “inadequate”-rated high-secure hospital which it runs.

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East Midlands trust appoints new medical director

Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new medical director, it has announced.

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Bosses hope six-way merger can help with A&E pressure

The merger of six clinical commissioning groups in Nottinghamshire has been confirmed, following approval by NHS England.

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Power failure hits IT systems at major acute trust

A power failure at a major acute trust in the East Midlands has affected IT services and some clinical systems across its two hospital sites.

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Batch of CCG mergers approved for next year

NHS England has approved a first tranche of clinical commissioning group mergers for April 2020, but has declined to say which ones.

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Treatment centre caps patient stay length over safety concerns

A treatment centre which recently changed provider will only be taking on clinical work with “at most a one-night stay” for the next few months to ensure patient safety.

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Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis

Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.

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ICS to lose managing director in the autumn

The managing director of a ‘first-wave’ integrated care system is to step down in the autumn, HSJ understands.

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‘Black alert’ declared at Midlands teaching trust

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has declared a black alert and is urging staff to prioritise patient discharges.