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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative

Due to the significant challenges posed by the first wave of Covid-19, CCGs in North-West London (NWL) designed and piloted a ‘virtual-ward’ to enable better patient care, enhance clinical capacity and improve access for patients presenting with moderate Covid symptoms. The pilot sought to safely monitor patients in the community ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative

This project aimed to increase IAPT psychological therapy access and recovery rates for BAME communities in primary care by developing small grass roots voluntary sector organisations into fully accredited IAPT providers. Because the voluntary sector organisations selected were embedded in our African/Caribbean, Orthodox Jewish and Turkish speaking communities, the model ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: System or Commissioner Led Service Redesign Initiative

The North East London Child Sexual Abuse hub is a partner-led approach to developing and delivering medical assessments and sustained emotional support for children and young people (CYP) who have experienced child sexual abuse. The development of the hub was led by Newham CCG with support and input from partners ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Paediatric Care Initiative of the Year

The Asthma and Wheeze Project is overseen by the integrated borough-based partnership “Tower Hamlets Together” and sought to significantly reduce non-elective admissions of children and young people with asthma and wheeze to the Royal London Hospital. As a system the project mapped the primary and secondary drivers for admissions and ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

This was the development of a diabetes dashboard modelled on the National Diabetes Audit, which provided monthly updates on key care components. The data was displayed at both individual GP level as well as at a Locality level (now PCN level) and CCG level. Discussion about the dashboard was incorporated ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: IT & Digital Innovation Award

OneLondon is transforming the capital’s health and care services through the joining up of information to support faster, safer, more effective care for Londoners. The implementation of a shared care record for London gives clinicians a mechanism to see a joined-up picture of a person’s health and care information, available ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Digital Clinical Transformation Award

The digital pathway helps people with severe mental illness to plan and manage their own care, supported by a platform that brings all the tools together in one place. This allows the patient to dynamically interact with the people and organisations involved in their care and to move seamlessly between ...

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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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Caring for staff: how the NHS can improve workforce wellbeing

The pandemic has brought employees’ mental and physical health into sharp focus. An HSJ webinar, supported by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, asked what organisations are doing – and can do – to address the needs of staff. Alison Moore reports

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Trust director sacked after investigation into bogus law degree

A trust director has been sacked after it emerged he did not hold a masters of law degree, despite two annual reports stating he did.

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Troubled trust appoints new CEO

A mental health trust has appointed a permanent chief executive after a previous candidate withdrew his application for the role following an inquiry into his qualifications.

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Troubled trust names interim after appointed chief withdraws application

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed an interim chief executive after its previous candidate was forced to withdraw his application in March after an inquiry about his qualifications.

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HSJ Awards 2020: NHS Workplace Race Equality Award

WINNER: East London FT – Compassion and Equality in Employee Relations

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Trust chief withdraws application after probe into bogus law degree

An incoming trust chief executive has withdrawn his application for the post after an inquiry about his qualifications.

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Trust investigating its new chief exec’s qualifications

A review has been launched into the qualifications of the incoming chief executive of a mental health trust.

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Hospital offered covid jabs ‘on demand’ for several weeks

A leading hospital trust has been giving covid-19 vaccinations ‘on demand’ to people outside the top priority groups but who phoned for appointments without an invite, for several weeks, it has emerged.

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Nursing union chief appointed to trust board

Royal College of Nursing chief Dame Donna Kinnair will join the board of a London mental health trust next year.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

The Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) programme is a psycho-educational intervention for young people (age 14-20 years) with type 1 diabetes, co-developed by young people and co-delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, youth workers and peer educators.

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CQC inspector changes mind two days after quitting

The Care Quality Commission’s mental health lead inspector has decided to stay in post, two days after announcing his resignation to staff, HSJ can reveal.

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'A slave master situation': the lived experiences of NHS BAME staff

Tackling race inequalities will require commitment for the long haul, with locally engaged leadership and staff, including stronger allyship from white leaders and staff. By Shilpa Ross