Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Search for ‘low ego’ leader across four trusts with £3bn income

NHS England is seeking a chair with a “low ego and high emotional intelligence” to lead what will be the largest group of trusts under a shared chair.

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Major shake-up of child cancer services ordered by NHS England

NHS England has finally ordered a major shake-up of paediatric cancer services in London after a long-running battle which saw national cancer director Cally Palmer accused of being ‘hugely conflicted’ because of her dual role as the chief executive of the trust at the centre of the storm.

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Trusts rubbish accuracy of ‘vital’ covid vaccination figures

Multiple trusts have disputed the accuracy of the first published provider-level data on NHS staff covid vaccine uptake, which is described as ‘vital’ and ‘highly important’ by the UK Health Security Agency.

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‘Heavy-handed, expensive’ inspections wrong way to regulate hospitals, says ex-CQC chair

‘Very heavy-handed, laborious and expensive’ inspections ‘have not been the right way’ of regulating hospitals, according to the Care Quality Commission’s former chair.

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Revealed: The best and worst trusts to be a junior doctor

HSJ analysis of data from the latest General Medical Council national training survey has revealed the top and bottom trusts for overall experience for junior doctors.

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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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NHSI could not have had a better chair than Dido Harding

Narinder Kapur, Chris Harkensee and Terry Skitmore praise Dido Harding’s work on introducing fairer procedures for NHS staff which, they say, have contributed to workforce wellbeing, and patient safety.

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Joint leader for four trusts with £3bn income

The four acute trusts in north west London will appoint a joint chair, in the latest move towards greater collaboration between the system’s providers.

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How can data insights sustainably improve elective care?

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Karina Malhotra, founder and managing director, Acumentice and Martina Dineen, divisional director of operations, surgery, cancer & cardiovascular, Imperial College Healthcare discuss among other things how data can help the NHS’ largest elective recovery programme, barriers to good data insights and how healthcare leaders can empower themselves and their workforce ...

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Trust racially discriminated against staff member who was refused specialist training

A trust racially discriminated against a biomedical scientist by refusing to allow him to undertake training, an employment tribunal has ruled.

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Hospital brings cleaning and catering in-house to ‘support minority ethnic communities’

An acute trust has brought their cleaning and catering contracts back in house to boost workforce equality and support staff from minority ethnic communities.

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Major trust extends insourcing of catering, cleaning and portering staff

A major hospital trust has extended the in-housing of hotel services across its sites, after the success of a one-year trial.

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London Eye: Greensill and the big catch-up

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

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A dozen hospitals to share single patient record system

The four acute providers in a London health and care system will use the same patient record system making the information available to clinicians across their 12 hospital sites.

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Ex-NHS Improvement boss to chair major acute trust

A former NHS Improvement deputy chief will become the interim chair of a major acute trust after his predecessor’s appointment was queried by the Care Quality Commission.

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Waiting lists to grow until spring at beleaguered London acute

A London acute trust that has been hardest hit in each pandemic wave expects its waiting list to keep growing until spring.

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London Eye: The Altiplano

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

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Students call for end of reassignment to ‘menial’ ICU shifts

Students at a London medical school have demanded an immediate end to their “compulsory” reassignment covering nurse and healthcare assistant shifts in the intensive care units at their connected trust.

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Exclusive: Medical leaders seek to ‘shame’ private hospitals and their staff into supporting NHS

NHS England and senior clinical leaders in London are ‘profoundly uncomfortable’ that some routine elective care is continuing in private hospitals, while the NHS faces ‘unthinkable’ pressures from coronavirus.

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What now constitutes effective performance on elective care?

An HSJ webinar, run in association with Acumentice, brought together a small panel to consider how the context of a continuing pandemic – and the suspension of elective activity during its first wave – has affected approaches to managing waits. By Claire Read