Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

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Government hits back in clinical waste row

The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs.

Clinical waste

Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

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Trust launches estates review amid safety concerns

A specialist trust is doing a “detailed review” of the estates and facilities at a child and adolescent mental health unit because of a “number of absconders” who could be at risk of harm.

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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.

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Two acute trusts defy NHSI pathology plans

Two acute trusts are yet to agree to join pathology networks proposed 10 months ago by NHS Improvement under plans to save £200m by 2021.

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Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

Barnsley Hospital

'Status quo is not an option' as seven trusts agree joint working deal

Seven trusts in an acute care vanguard have ruled out a merger as part of a joint working agreement to reconfigure services.

Revealed: Three trusts fail cladding fire safety test

Three trusts have failed fire safety tests ordered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, it has been revealed.

Specialist services

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Specialist Services

LPFT North East Lincolnshire CAMHS Service: Crisis and Intensive Home Treatment Team

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New tariff would mean revenue cuts for specialist providers

A number of specialist NHS trusts are “exceptionally concerned” about the two year payment tariff proposed by regulators, saying it would be “damaging” for patient care.

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Child protection system still lacks data on 87,000 children

Nearly three quarters of children with child protection plans do not have their details stored on an information sharing scheme designed to ensure their safety, HSJ can reveal.

Andrew Cash

Seven trusts combine leadership to accelerate vanguard changes

Seven trusts will cede authority over decision making on some services to a new federation board, designed to be the main driver of transforming acute care services serving 2.3 million people.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield trust chief switches to fellow vanguard

APPOINTMENT: The chief executive of a specialist children’s hospital is leaving to lead a neighbouring acute foundation trust.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

High performing trust bosses asked to 'peer review' others

Regulators have asked chief executives and chairs at “high performing” trusts to take part in reviews of other NHS providers.

Children

Commissioners reveal plans to tackle variation in children's surgery

STRUCTURE: A regional shake-up of stroke treatment and paediatric surgery is being planned to tackle shortages of key staff and variations in care.

George osborne

Budget 2016: Sugar tax and changes to NHS pensions

George Osborne has announced a new levy on the soft drinks industry from April 2018.

Bridget hopwood

Exploring a child’s-eye view of NHS healthcare

Parental feedback has long shaped NHS care, but until recently there has been little evidence gathered about patient experiences through the eyes of children. But as Bridget Hopwood and Sarah-Ann Burger write, change is under way

Angel of the North

North of England: Staff survey best and worst performers

Analysis of the best and worst performers in the North of England region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015, released today.

Sheffield Children’s Foundation Trust

Best Places to Work 2015 – Acute Specialist Trusts