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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2014

The 50 top chief executives nominated by their peers

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Hospital trusts accused of 'playground politics' over cancer services

Two West Midlands trusts have been accused by councillors of “playground politics” in their ongoing failure to agree on the delivery of cancer services.

Care giving

Caring for carers is the right thing to do

Julia Jones tells how her campaign is committed to promoting a welcoming approach to care givers as a policy and in practice

letter note writing

Going digital to manage clinical letters

A trust’s use of digital dictation and outsourcing typing to generate letters not just led to reducing delays and costs but wider administrative changes. By Alison Moore

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: The brown stuff and the bulletproof

Once nobody in NHS management is bulletproof anymore, everybody in NHS management is bulletproof. By Andy Cowper

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Children potentially exposed to severe harm after waiting list blowout

Four children were potentially exposed to severe harm after delays in their treatment, as dozens have been on a surgery waiting list for more than a year.


Controversial heart surgery closure plans could be ready in weeks

Controversial recommendations over the national reconfiguration of congenital heart disease services could be submitted to NHS England in three weeks, ending years of uncertainty.

Royal Courts of Justice

NHS England defeated in court again over 'life changing' drug

A High Court judge has rebuked NHS England for denying a life changing drug to a seven year old boy in the face of “overwhelming” clinical evidence.

Colchester Hospital

Exclusive: Short tenure of 'inadequate' trust chiefs laid bare

The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.

Cardiac surgery

NHS England accused of using 'misleading' data for heart surgery closures

NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.

Greg Quinn

Top chief executives roundtable, part one: dilemmas of CQC scrutiny

Exploring the relationship and contradictions between the Care Quality’s Commission’s verdicts and the quality of the people who lead the inspected organisations


Mental health beds shortfall puts patients at 'intolerable' risk

Commissioners are planning to spend millions of pounds on extra acute mental health services, after shortfalls in beds in a controversial new service placed patients at “intolerable” risk.

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Hospital's charity could buy land for possible expansion

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust has agreed to buy a property for future expansion next to its children’s hospital, with an option to use its charity’s money to fund the purchase.

court report

Patient death reveals 'no coordination' between mental health services

A coroner has raised concerns about the lack of coordination in mental health services for young people in Birmingham, after a patient under NHS care was found hanged.


Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year

Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.


Dame Julie Moore to take over STP

Dame Julie Moore is to be confirmed as the new lead for the Birmingham and Solihull sustainability and transformation plan.

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Children's hospital trust first to be rated outstanding

A top children’s hospital has received the highest possible rating from the Care Quality Commission.

Claire hogg

Roundtable: Jumping the hurdles to better care in rare diseases

An HSJ roundtable sponsored by Shire brought together experts to ask whether the NHS was taking advantage of all the factors that could improve outcomes for patients with rare diseases. By Alison Moore

Andrew Morris

Revealed: The NHS’s top trust chief executives in 2017

Standout trends in this year’s rankings include the prevalence of the multi-trust leader, the influence of outstanding CQC ratings and the rise of women chief executives

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Merger creates first children's and women's trust in England

Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust and Birmingham Children’s FT have completed their merger, creating the first single specialist trust for both women and children in England.