Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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What about the patients? Experience is the weakest of the three arms of quality

This week: Annie Laverty, chief experience officer, Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2019 winners revealed

The winners of the 2019 Patient Safety Awards have been revealed.

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FT outsources more than 100 patients to private sector for chemotherapy

A foundation trust is outsourcing more than 100 patients to a private facility for chemotherapy.

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Trust wins £14m after legal battle with government over car scheme

An acute and community trust is set for a £14m windfall after winning a judicial review against the government over VAT repayments for a car scheme, HSJ can reveal.

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New NHS ops chief 'expects to return to trust' after secondment

The newly-appointed NHS chief operating officer is taking up the role on a secondment basis and has told staff at her trust she expects to “return to the trust after a period working at national level”, HSJ has learned.

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Identifying and caring for women suffering with perinatal trauma

Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust won the 2018 HSJ Award for Compassionate Patient Care by developing a birth trauma service with timely access to psychological interventions for perinatal trauma

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Performance Watch: Speak now, or forever hold your peace

Welcome to HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing. Our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.

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The folly of forcing Matthew Swindells out of NHSE

The NHS is making its third attempt post-Lansley to appoint a national boss to oversee operations. This is a waste of time - and Baroness Dido Harding should appoint Matthew Swindells, argues the HSJ editor.

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Staff survey analysis: Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

Below is a breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.


Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the most staff experiencing violence

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.

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How to maximise the impact of NHS volunteers

Jullie Tran Graham shares insights and learnings from a recently released report that evaluates the impacts of volunteer interventions

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New Year honours for hospital bosses and NHS England staff

Hospital chief executives and senior NHS England staff were among those named in the New Year’s Honours list.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Rating the Russell era

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

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Q2

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

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HSJ Awards 2018: Compassionate Patient Care

For many mothers, the impact of a difficult birth is significant. It can be the source of negative beliefs which prove long-lasting, or be further fuel for a previously-held sense of vulnerability or failure.


Hancock: 'Watertight' case would be needed to change waiting targets

The case for changing the core NHS performance standards would need to be “watertight”, Matt Hancock told HSJ.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Lab's labours lost?

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

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University hospital opens China office after CEO trip

One of the country’s biggest trusts has opened an office in China, with the chief executive meeting with a “very influential person in Beijing”.