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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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HSJ Awards 2021: Military and Civilian Health Partnership Award

WINNER: North East London FT and 22 Field Hospital: NHS London Nightingale Hospital Build 2021


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care is being disrupted by increasing numbers of infrastructure failures amid a continued rise in the cost of fixing outdated and potentially dangerous parts of the NHS estate, new figures show.

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‘Horrendous’ patient death after staff mistake physical injuries for mental health condition

A patient died from a serious spinal injury after emergency staff incorrectly attributed his physical condition to his mental health issues, an inquest heard.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year

The Children’s Community Respiratory Physiotherapy Service are a team of four specialist physiotherapists. The service was established to improve outcomes, quality of life and experience for children with complex disorders, in line with the NHS long term plan.

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Revealed: Ten-fold increase in children waiting too long for specialist care

The number of children and young people waiting longer than recommended for admission to a mental health bed has increased nearly ten-fold since last summer, according to figures from one NHS region seen by HSJ.

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Trust urgently upgrades A&E security after increased attendance by acutely ill mental health patients

A trust has had to enhance security after an increase in the number of acutely ill mental health patients — including children — attending its emergency departments.

Nurse seeks funds to take sexual harassment complaint to tribunal

A specialist nurse is taking her employer to tribunal over the handling of a sexual harassment complaint she first raised five years ago.


Shared chair steps down from troubled trust role

The chair of a struggling east London acute has stepped down after three years in post, but will remain chair of the neighbouring mental health trust.

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Region used ‘clinically unsafe’ healthcare app for three years

A healthcare app which was investigated over failing to meet clinical and governance standards has been dropped by north London commissioners after it was deemed “clinically unsafe”.


Lockdown contributed to three children taking their own lives, says CCG

The pressures of lockdown were thought to be a contributory factor in three young people taking their own lives in Kent and Medway, a clinical commissioning group has said.

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Engineering and manufacturing campus supports fight against coronavirus

A state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing campus close to the new Nightingale Hospital in Stratford says it has the perfect facilities for organisations looking to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

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Young people put at risk by delays for treatment

More than 70 children and young people have been put at risk by long delays in treatment by mental health services in Kent and Medway, HSJ has learned.

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Finance director makes swift U-turn to stay at troubled trust

The finance director who opted to quit his hospital trust to ”be held to account” has now decided not to resign after all.

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Trust apologises over handling of sexual harassment complaint

A trust has taken “disciplinary action” and its chief executive has apologised over the handling of a sexual harassment complaint by one of its nurses, it has admitted.


Mental health and acute trust seek joint chief executive

A mental health trust and one of England’s worst performing acute trusts have announced they will come together under a “group model”.

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Revealed: The 20 capital projects promised by the PM

The government has unveiled a list of 20 new capital investment projects worth a total of £853m.

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I am ashamed of the way the NHS treated my elderly aunt

Kieran Walshe shares an account of his aunt’s treatment that raises serious questions about the quality of care for the frail elderly

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New care model pilot quietly dropped

A planned new model of care pilot for child and adolescent mental health services in Kent, Surrey and Sussex has been quietly shelved.