Isle Of Wight NHS Trust

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Trust’s CEO moves to national improvement role

Isle of Wight Trust’s chief executive is moving to a new national post to support other NHS organisations with their improvement journeys.

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Trust taken out of special measures after four years

Isle of Wight Trust has been moved out of special measures and rated “good” by regulators, four years after it was declared “inadequate”.

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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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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.


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.

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Staycation surge leaves trust short of staff

A shortage of bed and breakfast accommodation on the Isle of Wight is hampering recruitment of temporary paramedic and medical staff on the island.

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Mental Health Matters: Plot thickens around controversial care model

HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector — contact me in confidence.

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Trust with major staff shortages ‘fortunate’ not to be hit harder by covid

Major staff shortages could have compromised patient safety on the Isle of Wight if the island had experienced more cases of covid-19, according to junior doctors.

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Troubled trust to share chair with neighbour

A small trust with severe quality and financial problems is to share a chair with its larger neighbour, it has announced.

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Juniors breach 72-hour week at trust with previous training concerns

Trainee doctors at a special measures trust worked more than 72 hours in one week after being asked to do seven 10-hour shifts in a row.

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Special measures trust and neighbour to combine acute services

A trust in regulatory special measures will develop a single acute service combined with its neighbouring hospital trust, the pair have announced.

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NHS staff’s ‘personal responsibility’ to avoid misuse of covid-19 app

Staff must take “personal responsibility” to avoid misuse of the contact tracing app when working in areas that places them close to covid-19 patients, according to an official leading a trial of the technology.

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Asymptomatic people will have to self-isolate after contact with covid-19 cases

People will be asked to self-isolate for two weeks even if they are asymptomatic after coming into ‘high-risk’ contact with a person who has tested positive for covid-19 – a testing chief has told NHS executives.


Ambulance response fastest ever as demand wanes

Ambulance response times were some of the best ever seen last month – as the extra demand imposed by covid-19 had started to diminish and patients called the service less than last year.

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Exclusive: ‘Wobbly’ tracing app ‘failed’ clinical safety and cyber security tests

The government’s coronavirus contact tracing app has so far failed the tests needed for it to gain approval to be included in the NHS app library, HSJ understands.

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Special measures trust can keep trainees after hiring overseas doctors

A trust in quality special measures is set to retain its trainee doctors after addressing regulators’ concerns by recruiting several doctors from overseas.

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Staff survey: Best and worst for mental health

Staff working for mental health and learning disability providers remain the least likely to say they are happy with the standard of care offered by their organisation – although there has been a slight improvement.

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Staff survey: Best and worst for ‘recommending care’

HSJ’s analysis of the staff survey has revealed which trusts are strongest and weakest according to the share of employees who would be happy with its care if a friend or a relative needed treatment.


Revealed: The areas with the longest waits for emergency ambulances

The local areas where patients are waiting the longest for ambulances have been publicly identified for the first time by an HSJ investigation.

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Morale at special measures trust ‘bottom of the charts’

Isle of Wight’s MP has refreshed calls for extra funding for the island’s healthcare system, warning morale at the trust was “the bottom of the charts”.