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NHS England searches for ‘low ego’ leader across four trusts with £3bn income

NHS England is seeking a chair with a “low ego and high emotional intelligence” to lead what will be the largest group of trusts under a shared chair.

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Trust led by ICS CEO locked in dispute with system commissioners

Commissioners in an integrated care system have issued a formal contract challenge to a provider led by the ICS interim chief executive.

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ICS chief nurse appointed as trust CEO

An acute trust in London has appointed the region’s chief nursing officer as its new chief executive.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Acute Service Redesign Initiative

The Consultant Nurse wrote and delivered a workforce strategy that over a five-year period would transform the capability and career potential of the nursing workforce. Workforce development was supported through the delivery of two interlinked work-based courses. Learning outcomes focused on facilitating evidence-based practice which improved senior decision-making, patient outcomes ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative

Due to the significant challenges posed by the first wave of Covid-19, CCGs in North-West London (NWL) designed and piloted a ‘virtual-ward’ to enable better patient care, enhance clinical capacity and improve access for patients presenting with moderate Covid symptoms. The pilot sought to safely monitor patients in the community ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Public and Preventative Health Service Redesign Initiative

The innovation was implemented across two surgeries in Haringey: West Green & Hornsey Wood Green. Haringey CCG is the sixth most deprived borough in London and the combined patient list covers over 22,000 patients. Of note, there are over 100 different unique languages spoken in Haringey.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: HSJ Value Pilot Project of the Year

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.

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London ‘creaking’ under pressure of covid surge, warns trust boss

Trusts are ‘creaking’ across London as they address the latest surge of covid patients and mounting non-covid activity, according to a medical director at a major London trust.

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Joint leader for four trusts with £3bn income

The four acute trusts in north west London will appoint a joint chair, in the latest move towards greater collaboration between the system’s providers.

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Covid vaccine centres nearly empty as young people shun jab

Covid vaccinations centres across the country are operating at around 30 per cent capacity as fewer young people are coming forward for their jab, according to a chief nursing officer.

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Hospital brings cleaning and catering in-house to ‘support minority ethnic communities’

An acute trust has brought their cleaning and catering contracts back in house to boost workforce equality and support staff from minority ethnic communities.

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Revealed: the London trusts yet to vaccinate a quarter of their staff

There is a gap of around 30 percentage points in staff uptake of the covid-19 vaccination between different London trusts, according to figures seen by HSJ.

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Exclusive: Top hospital trust abandons plan for mandatory covid vaccination

A leading hospital trust has said it does not plan to mandate covid vaccination for its staff, shortly after sharing a letter stating that it would do.

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A dozen hospitals to share single patient record system

The four acute providers in a London health and care system will use the same patient record system making the information available to clinicians across their 12 hospital sites.

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Waiting lists to grow until spring at beleaguered London acute

A London acute trust that has been hardest hit in each pandemic wave expects its waiting list to keep growing until spring.

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31 Jan update: London and south east set to see low levels of covid hospital admissions by end of Feb

Admissions of covid positive patients in London and the south east are on course to fall to a managable level by the end of February.

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Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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Board go-ahead for merger to create UK’s largest trust

The merger of two foundation trusts to create the UK’s largest healthcare provider was approved.

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Exclusive: Trusts offering controversial trauma ‘treatment’ to new mums

Several NHS trusts are offering a ‘treatment’ for birth trauma which uses a technique which lies outside national guidelines and which is criticised by specialists as potentially causing ‘more harm than good’.

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Exclusive: Taxpayers cash could be used to fill hole created by fall in NHS private work

Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.