Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Trust forms company for its Drs in pensions tax workaround

A foundation trust has set up a company with a group of its consultants in a bid to work around the pensions crisis hitting the NHS, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: The trusts with the worst orthopaedics outcomes

Outlier trusts for orthopaedic surgery have blamed above average infection rates, a need for closer supervision of trainees, and frail and overweight patient cohorts for their results.


Troubleshooter CEO appointed at FT after sudden resignation

A foundation trust has appointed an interim CEO after its former chief executive announced her shock resignation in an email to staff.

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Trust approves ‘rapid growth’ plan for overseas work

A leading mental health trust is creating a joint venture organisation to develop its commercial work, including private care in the Middle East and potentially China.

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Trust locked into legal battle over car leasing scheme

An NHS trust faces delay of around a year before it can bank a £14m windfall after the government decided to appeal a High Court judgment.

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Exclusive: Trust bosses back threatened four-hour target

More than seven in 10 hospital trust board members want to retain the four-hour accident and emergency target, despite NHS England proposals suggesting it could be ditched next year, an exclusive HSJ survey has found.

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CCG regains financial independence after three years

Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group has regained full financial independence for the first time in nearly three years.

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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.