Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

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Trust in land sale deal with city university

A foundation trust has sold one of its former hospital sites to the local university, which plans to use it for a centre of research into elderly care, along with housing and business units.

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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HSJ Awards 2018: Improved Partnerships Between Health and Local Government

When the Gateshead Care Partnership was formed, its constituent organisations were far from struggling. Most partners were already rated outstanding, excellent or good. But staff at bodies, including Gateshead Council, Gateshead Health Foundation Trust, general practices, and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear FT wanted to reduce fragmentation within and between organisations.

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HSJ Awards 2018: Patient Safety

The ward-based deaths of four patients with complex and co-morbid emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD) naturally left clinicians at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear FT striving to find ways to improve patient safety for this vulnerable group. Risk aversion meant that, in many instances, patients were being sent to out of ...

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.


Midlands trust rated 'outstanding'

A mental health trust has been rated “outstanding” by CQC inspectors – the third in the country to achieve the highest ranking.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Improving Safety in Medicines Management

Winner Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust: Clozapine clinic patient safety improvement initiative

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'Outstanding' trust to establish nursing academy

An outstanding rated trust has approved plans to set up a nursing academy to train up to 20 new mental health nurses a year.

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'Strategy was embedded in everything'

Caroline Wild from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust, talks to Alison Moore on what it meant to her organisation to be awarded the Provider Trust of the Year in the HSJ Awards 2017

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Why peer to peer learning is key to improving mental health services

Adam Sewell-Jones on how trusts facing challenges with respect to mental health services can learn from others who have faced similar issues

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NHSI: Sacking leaders and quick savings 'endanger improvement'

Sacking leaders when mistakes are made and “salami slicing” budgets to make quick savings “endanger improvement” and risk system failure in mental health, a new NHS Improvement report says.

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In full: Trusts with staff transfer plans

HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.

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FT replaces chair who stepped down amid charity payment allegations

An outstanding rated foundation trust has replaced its chair who stepped down amid allegations that his charity was paying him large amounts of money.


Revealed: Trusts lined up for next wave of digital funding

Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.

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Winners of 2017 HSJ Awards revealed

More than 1,500 people gather for annual celebration of the finest achievements in the NHS, with winners named in 23 categories at the 2017 HSJ Awards.

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HSJ chief executive of the year revealed

The leader of a mental health and community services trust has been named chief executive of the year at the 2017 HSJ Awards.

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HSJ Awards 2017: Provider Trust of the Year

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear developed a five year strategy and designed six strategic ambitions to deliver high quality care and enhance patient experience.

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FT chair steps down amid charity payment allegations

A foundation trust chair has resigned with immediate effect following allegations his charity was paying him large amounts of money.

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Exclusive: Short tenure of 'inadequate' trust chiefs laid bare

The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.

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Exclusive: Financial pressure should not stop quality improvement, says report

Quality improvement is not a “pipedream” for mental health providers despite the current financial climate, a new King’s Fund report has concluded.