The project’s purpose was the redistribution of power, whereby citizens identify local needs and coproduce the agenda for improving quality in the Barkantine practice, Tower Hamlets. The project embodied power sharing at every level: system collaboration via a steering group, and a project team that included staff and community.
Multiple trusts are planning to tell the public they must comply with current covid infection control measures, such as mask wearing, beyond 19 July when they visit NHS premises, HSJ can reveal.
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A trust chief executive and NHS national lead has accused government of denying requests to hold a press conference with children, and called for an “urgent” plan to overcome absence from school due to covid self-isolation.
Twelve integrated care systems and a coalition of children’s hospitals will receive a share of a £160m fund and commit to delivering 120 per cent of their pre-covid elective activity levels by July.
Availability of inpatient child and adolescent mental health services beds — particularly for eating disorders — has reached ‘crisis point’, with young people left waiting on a standard paediatric ward or at home as demand surged during the covid pandemic.
NHS Test and Trace has appointed a former supermarket director as its new chief operating officer.
Dozens and potentially hundreds of urgent operations for children have been cancelled during the third wave of the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.
GPs in Birmingham have been sent an “urgent” plea to assist in their acute trust’s crisis hit critical care services, HSJ can reveal.
‘Systemic’ problems within mental health services in Birmingham have caused the number of people waiting for an inpatient bed to reach ‘extremely concerning’ levels, according to documents leaked to HSJ.
The former chief executive of Sainsbury’s is to take over as testing director at NHS Test and Trace, while the hospital chief executive currently running it will leave at the end of October, HSJ has learned.
An external review has been launched at a leading children’s hospital after a series of “never events”.
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Local mental health commissioning may be transferred to NHS providers under a new contract in one of the UK’s biggest cities.
Every current executive director at the five NHS trusts in Birmingham is white, despite more than 40 per cent of the city’s population being from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background.
A children’s hospital is having to put safety measures in place because it discovered building problems which could mean fire spreading quickly, it has emerged.
A serious coronavirus-linked illness which put up to 100 children in intensive care now appears to be in decline as the number of covid-19 cases also falls, HSJ has been told.
Senior doctors repeatedly raised concerns over safety and staffing problems at a mental health trust before a cluster of 12 deaths, an HSJ investigation has found.
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust chief executive Sarah-Jane Marsh will lead the government’s ‘test and trace’ programme along with a council boss, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.