Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

nightingale

Trust spent £2.1m on extra covid beds plan axed after two weeks

A trust had to pay £2.1m to a company it had hired to set up temporary beds at the peak of the first covid wave, despite cancelling the order two weeks later.

Emergency workforce

Ambulance and trolley waits soar to record levels

Ambulance response times hit new lows last month, leaving heart attack and stroke patients waiting nearly an hour to be reached on average, despite the system having an 18-minute target for this cohort.

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London Eye: 18 months in full PPE

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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Trusts failing to report ‘concerning’ numbers of hospital-acquired covid cases

Some acute trusts have failed to report large numbers of hospital-acquired covid infections as patient safety incidents, despite NHS England describing this as ‘fundamental’.

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‘Trolley waits’ of 12 hours balloon to more than 5,000

Emergency departments reported more than 5,000 ‘trolley waits’ of at least 12 hours in September, the highest ever monthly total, and almost double the pre-covid record.

money efficiency

Trusts and ICS miss out on millions after NHSE shifted goalposts

Trusts and commissioners have confirmed they lost out on millions of pounds after NHS England changed funding rules three months into the financial year, angering local leaders.

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‘Horrendous’ patient death after staff mistake physical injuries for mental health condition

A patient died from a serious spinal injury after emergency staff incorrectly attributed his physical condition to his mental health issues, an inquest heard.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Capitation in the capital

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

Emergency workforce

A&E performance hits record low despite fewer attendances

England’s accident and emergency performance has fallen to its lowest level since records began, data released this morning shows.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Forgetting the war that’s still happening

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Acute Service Redesign Initiative

The Consultant Nurse wrote and delivered a workforce strategy that over a five-year period would transform the capability and career potential of the nursing workforce. Workforce development was supported through the delivery of two interlinked work-based courses. Learning outcomes focused on facilitating evidence-based practice which improved senior decision-making, patient outcomes ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year

Provision of an integrated system to work within the electronic patient record capturing prospective and retrospective clinical priority for patients waiting for appointments, investigations and treatment. This was a hospital-wide need affecting all specialties and service providers and all current and newly referred patients.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year

The BHRUT Academy of Surgery is an innovative training pathway to attract non-training doctors wishing to pursue a surgical career. The surgical directorate offers a two-year structured educational programme with an associated fully funded MSc in our “Academy of Surgery”. This was designed to recruit, train and retain junior doctors ...

Money, cash and notes

More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads

Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Four ICSs and four trusts placed in new ‘special measures’ regime

Four health systems have been put into NHS England’s replacement for the special measures regime, as well as four more acute trusts.

Blood Test

Exclusive: Major trust ‘weeks away’ from running short of blood collection tubes

Supplies of key blood tube collection products in one of England’s largest trusts could run out by the end of August, trust leaders have warned, as the health service scrambles to stay on top of an ongoing shortage of essential consumables.

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HSJ podcast: Summer, salaries, systems and shielding

This week’s NHS Health Check podcast is dedicated to all matters staffing: The Agenda for Change pay deal, how much integrated care system chiefs should get paid, and shielding staff not getting risk assessments.

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HSJ podcast: How the government is trying to build back cheaper

A letter obtained by HSJ’s Nick Carding revealed the government has told eight of the most advanced “40 new hospitals” trusts to put produce plans to build much more cheaply — he discusses what it means on the HSJ Health Check podcast.

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Under-scrutiny trust appoints interim CEO

An acute trust grappling with governance issues has appointed former Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust chief executive Tony Chambers as interim CEO.