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National plan needed to end discrimination against disabled NHS staff, say leaders

NHS England’s programme to tackle discrimination against disabled staff and patients is “fairly limited” and needs to “go up a couple gears”, according to two senior leaders.

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Care increasingly disrupted by building failures as NHS repair bill grows

Patient care is being disrupted by increasing numbers of infrastructure failures amid a continued rise in the cost of fixing outdated and potentially dangerous parts of the NHS estate, new figures show.

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CEO ‘astonished’ by how few junior doctors meet their senior directors

A retiring chief executive was “astonished” how many junior doctors had never met the senior directors of their hospitals — and stressed how being visible on the wards is “critical” to good leadership.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and Royal Devon & Exeter NHSFT joined the NHSE/I Enhanced Supportive Care pilot in 2016, promoting earlier implementation of supportive/palliative care within cancer care to prevent and manage adverse effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Since 2019 our collaborative has analysed the most comprehensive ESC data available, ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Cancer Care Initiative of the Year

At the outset of the pandemic a new telephone service was established to proactively call cancer patients to check their wellbeing, offer holistic therapy, provide local information and support, refer to appropriate services or simply provide a listening ear and reduce isolation.

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North by Northwest: 'A bit of a disaster' as ICS recruitment drive draws a blank

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Two-year waiters for elective care up by half to just under 4,000

The number of patients waiting more than two years for elective care has grown by nearly half in the space of one month, HSJ analysis can reveal.

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Director who claimed she was scapegoated for A&E slump loses case

A hospital operations director has lost her case for unfair dismissal after claiming she had been made a scapegoat for performance failures.

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North by North West: Give deprived areas more vaccine and staffing support

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The trusts with the most patients waiting over 18 months

The trusts with the biggest share of their waiting list at more than 18 months and two years has been revealed for the first time.

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North by North West: Provider groups take the lead

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CEO to take over third teaching trust

The chief executive of two acute providers is set to take over the leadership of a third teaching trust in Lancashire.

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Systems offered upfront cash to exceed pre-covid elective activity by 20pc

Selected health systems are being offered additional upfront funding if they commit to delivering 120 per cent of their pre-covid elective activity levels by July, HSJ  has learned.

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Health secretary could prop up unsafe services with new power, say NHS leaders

New powers given to the health secretary as part of proposed legislation could make local services unsafe, NHS Providers has warned the House of Commons health select committee.

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North by North West: ‘Our levels of trust are a million miles away from what we need’

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HSJ podcast: How three top trust chiefs fell out of favour

For the first time ever the leader of a mental health trust has been named HSJ’s top chief executive, and in a surprising turn of events, three former top-table leaders have departed our top 50 altogether. Why the fall from grace?

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The Integrator: Hancock’s ‘bonus prizes’ for Simon Stevens

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning by senior correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

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North by North West: Hancock’s grubby intervention over A&E closure

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Exclusive: Reviews of hospital-acquired covid deaths as ‘basic’ breaches found

Senior doctors are leading a programme of work to review deaths caused by hospital-acquired covid in the North West, which has had disproportionately high rates of nosocomial infections over the last three months.

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North by North West: Glimpsing the peak and surveying the wreckage

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