As 2019 winds down, HSJ is taking a moment to revisit its most read workforce stories of the year.
Staff at a foundation trust raised concerns in a survey about discrimination and safety reporting, shortly before its chief executive quit blaming the “financial and regulatory environment”.
A foundation trust is warning of “significant risk” to patients because its plan for a £35m IT overhaul has not been approved by its system or regulator.
A foundation trust has appointed an interim CEO after its former chief executive announced her shock resignation in an email to staff.
A chief executive who sent a shock resignation letter to staff earlier this month received overtime pay of around £53,000 last year.
South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust’s chief executive has announced her resignation in a blistering email to trust staff, saying the personal cost of being an NHS CEO is too high and “life is just too short”.
The chair of an acute trust has been left feeling puzzled and questioning inspectors’ assessments after the Care Quality Commission criticised its leadership model.
Two acute trusts in the north east are exploring a possible merger as part of major changes to the region’s acute services, HSJ has learned.
The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.
Several NHS trusts are grappling with extra costs and relying on temporary containers for clinical waste storage, after a forced change of supplier following last year’s stockpiling scandal.
An accident and emergency department is to be temporarily downgraded to a 24/7 urgent treatment centre because of patient safety fears.
Spinal patients have been exposed to “avoidable harm” due to “wholly unacceptable” delays in their treatment, according to an unpublished NHS England report.
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.
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.
More than 7,000 NHS staff raised concerns with a local freedom to speak up guardian according to the latest data.
One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.
A government decision on the future of a privately financed major acute hospital that was hit by Carillion’s collapse is not expected until autumn.
A major teaching hospital identified as an outlier for thoracic surgery by a clinical audit has stopped performing a surgical procedure.
Permanent deals are yet to be agreed by NHS trusts whose facilities management services were hit by the collapse of Carillion, HSJ can reveal.