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HSJ Awards 2021: Freedom to Speak up Organisation of the Year

WINNER: Northumbria Healthcare FT: Freedom to Speak Up - The Northumbria Way

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Trust chief leads ‘industrial’ drive to cut ‘pointless’ follow-up appointments

National leaders want to expand the use of patient-initiated follow-up appointments on an “industrial scale” – in a bid to reduce the number of “pointless reviews” and give patients more control over their care.

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NHS staff ambivalent about restarting 'valuable' hospital visits

More research is needed on the impact of the absence and presence of patients’ visitors on staff, patients, and relatives and friends, write Annie Laverty, Helen Lackenby and Don Redding

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NHS England appoints top trust chief to support elective recovery

Sir Jim Mackey has been brought in by NHS England to advise on elective recovery, it was announced today.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year

Provision of an integrated system to work within the electronic patient record capturing prospective and retrospective clinical priority for patients waiting for appointments, investigations and treatment. This was a hospital-wide need affecting all specialties and service providers and all current and newly referred patients.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year

The BHRUT Academy of Surgery is an innovative training pathway to attract non-training doctors wishing to pursue a surgical career. The surgical directorate offers a two-year structured educational programme with an associated fully funded MSc in our “Academy of Surgery”. This was designed to recruit, train and retain junior doctors ...

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Amanda Pritchard appointed as NHS England chief executive

Amanda Pritchard has been appointed as the next NHS England chief executive.

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Greensill-owned NHS pay-advance firm goes into administration

An NHS agency has stepped in, as a company owned by collapsed finance firm Greensill that offered pay advances to more than 10,000 NHS staff has also gone into administration.

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Trust battles global firm in £100m court fight over ‘substantial defects’ at flagship NHS hospital

One of England’s top NHS trusts is suing a major construction firm for £100m in a bitter legal dispute after significant structural defects were identified in its ‘pioneering’ new hospital, HSJ can reveal.

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The Integrator: Mackey warns of ‘extreme dangers’ around NHS legislative proposals

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by senior correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

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Trust CEO asks for ‘scientific evidence’ on covid vaccine safety to reassure staff

NHS trust chief executives have told HSJ  they need more clarity the Pfizer-BioNTech covid vaccine is safe to reassure their worried staff.

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Recovery Watch: What constitutes a successful winter this year?

Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The new Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.

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HSJ80 full list: The most influential people in health

The HSJ80 lists the figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the English NHS and health policy over the next 12 months

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative

The Acute Home Visiting Service is a responsive and effective home visiting service for patients that prevents them attending accident and emergency and relieves GP workload.

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Whistleblower chief executive placed on extended leave

A joint director employed by a foundation trust and local authority has been put on ‘extended leave’ by the council, after warning elected members about alleged wrongdoing.

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'Scared, but not alone': caring for staff during covid-19

Annie Laverty summarises seven core needs of staff that emerged during the coronavirus pandemic

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Top trust wins £14m court battle with HMRC

Judges have thrown out an appeal by HMRC over £14m claimed by the NHS in a case described as “highly unusual”.

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Calls for staff parking fees to be scrapped nationally

Trusts have begun scrapping staff car parking charges — and others are being called on to do so — while they tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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What does the NHS staff survey really tell us?

The quality and safety of patient care the system delivers depends on the wellbeing, morale and sustainability of frontline staff members. By Gordon Forbes