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Hospital trust’s new CEO will be ninth of minority ethnic background

A north London trust has appointed a new chief executive who will be one of two provider chiefs known to be of minority ethnic background in the capital, and nine in England.

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31 Jan update: London and south east set to see low levels of covid hospital admissions by end of Feb

Admissions of covid positive patients in London and the south east are on course to fall to a managable level by the end of February.

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Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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Exclusive: Leaks reveal record waits for emergency care due to covid pressures

Very long waits for emergency hospital care have surged in London since mid December, due to a rapid rise in covid-19 admissions combined with limited capacity, according to figures leaked to HSJ.

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Revealed: Eight hospital trusts with more covid patients than in the spring

Eight hospital trusts have surpassed the level of covid-19 patients in general acute beds which they recorded in the spring peak, according to HSJ’s analysis of NHS England data.

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Acute chief moves to bigger trust

A longstanding healthcare leader in north London is heading west to become the chief executive of a major acute provider.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: People & Organisational Development Initiative of the Year

The Cultural Ambassador programme was an opportunity to make a difference and challenge any unconscious bias and discrimination that may occur for those black, Asian and minority ethnic employees entering or during formal HR processes.

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Two paediatric EDs in region to close for the winter

Two of the five paediatric emergency departments in north central London are to close through the winter, HSJ has learnt.

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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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Revealed: The hospitals facing most pressure to meet coronavirus demand

New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor

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Public board meetings abandoned during covid-19 crisis

Trusts and clinical commissioning groups are abandoning scheduled board meetings or holding them in private during the covid-19 crisis.

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Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff

NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.

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NHS looks to grab private sector work with major reconfiguration

A health system is proposing to consolidate seven NHS units that deliver inpatient elective orthopaedic surgery into two — aimed partly at capturing activity from the private sector.

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Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

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Healthwatch chief waits over an hour for transport company to answer call

A logistics company awarded a patient transport contract has been heavily criticised after a local Healthwatch chief executive spent more than an hour waiting for them to answer the phone.

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New chair for London hospital trust

A London hospital trust has had a new chair appointed.

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Exclusive: NHS money at risk as firm winds up subsidiary and changes name

NHS hospitals, GP practices and commissioners could lose £4m after a firm providing NHS dermatology services was put into liquidation, according to documents obtained by HSJ.

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Breast cancer target performance drops 10pp in a year

Performance against a target for the NHS to quickly see patients with suspected breast cancer fell by more than 10 percentage points in the last financial year, new data reveals.

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London Eye: In all but name

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: So long, SaHF

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