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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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Winners of 2018 HSJ Value Awards revealed

The HSJ Value Awards 2018 honour projects that deliver improvements for patients

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Biggest ever waiting list as general election looms

The best way for the next government to reduce waiting times will be steadily and patiently, by keeping up with demand. Not with a blitz of waiting list initiatives.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

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Hospital trust rated ‘outstanding’ across the board

Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust has become the first non-specialist trust to be rated “outstanding” in all five Care Quality Commission domains.

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‘Outstanding’ trust to form group with neighbour

One of the first acute trusts to be judged as “outstanding” is to form a permanent group structure with a neighbouring trust after two and a half years of sharing a senior leadership team.

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Trust’s 62-day performance slumps after surge in referrals

An acute trust’s performance against the 62-day cancer treatment target has slipped to one of the worst in the country after a sudden rise in referral numbers.

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Majority of local services are now breaching 18 weeks

At the end of July, less than 49 per cent of hospital services were achieving the 18 week RTT target, notes Rob Findlay

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Surgery dwindles at major trauma centre as patients opt for private care

Commissioners have intervened after a drop in hip and knee surgery patients at a major NHS trauma centre sparked concerns about its ability to train junior doctors.

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2019 HSJ Awards finalists revealed

The 2019 HSJ Awards shortlist has been announced with 211 organisations competing in 23 categories.

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'Considerable risk’ over trust’s future warns NHSI

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust has agreed a revamped recovery plan with NHS Improvement amid concerns over its financial and waiting time performance.

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Staffing and scanner problems behind trust’s soaring waiting times

Power and workforce problems led to nearly a third of patients referred for diagnostic tests waiting longer than the six-week target at one acute trust.

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Safety watchdog hit by poor governance and culture

Poor governance and cultural problems at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch have damaged staff morale and led to confused decision making according to multiple whistleblowers, who told HSJ it had also seen major delays to its reports and needed to be “put back on track”.

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Senior responsible officer appointed at 'improving' STP

A sustainability and transformation partnership which has faced a turbulent few years has appointed new leadership.

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We need to be creative with consolidation and integration

Saffron Cordery on the three key aspects in reforming local health economies: how we reorganise and consolidate; which economies of scale are right; and what we are trying to achieve through integration

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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.

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Trust faces deficit of nearly a tenth of turnover

One of England’s smallest trusts is predicting a deficit of nearly 10 per cent of its turnover and may not accept next year’s control total.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the highest and lowest levels of discrimination

The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.

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Trust issues safety alert to all staff following patient death

An NHS trust has issued a safety alert to all staff and introduced a new working model for acute medicine consultants following a patient’s death last year.

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Excellence awards should be withheld at failing trusts, CQC said

The Care Quality Commission said clinical excellence awards should be routinely withheld from senior medics at trusts in special measures, according to documents obtained by HSJ.