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Covid risks prompt single health and care workforce bank

A rural health economy is establishing a single staff bank which all NHS and care home organisations in its patch can access.

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App launched to track NHS staff’s covid-19 absences

A new app has been launched by NHS England to track staff absences related to coronavirus amid increasing pressure on the NHS workforce.

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Fifth of trust’s medical workforce absent amid covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 related absence rates for medics at a community and mental health trust have risen to nearly 20 per cent in the last three weeks, new figures have revealed.

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First region targets 2030 for net zero carbon

A sustainability and transformation partnership has agreed an “incredibly challenging” ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 ahead of declaring a “climate emergency”.

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Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff

NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.

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Treasury pressed for funding solution for rural care

Local NHS and council chiefs have met Treasury boss Sajid Javid to ask for an exemption from funding rules they say make it impossible to improve care in a rural area.

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Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

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Trust refuses to pay quango until service improves

A community and mental health trust is refusing to pay some of its bills and rent to a government-owned subsidiary company amid fears over fire safety.

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Leadership Q&A: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Integrated Heath and Care System

The board of Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust explain how the role of independent chair will lead the Integrated Care System Leadership Group and help shape the vision of transforming health and social care across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

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NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

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.

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Coroner demands action over radiology and discharge failings after patient death

An elderly patient died after clinicians missed his haemorrhage and discharged him improperly to a community hospital where there was no medical cover, prompting concerns from a coroner.

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Trusts use apprenticeship levy to retain student nurses

Nursing students will have their course fees paid for government funding in exchange for committing to work for two remote NHS trusts.

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Coroner report sparks concern over lack of ADHD services

Experts have warned commissioners are being “short-sighted” in their lack of support for adults with ADHD, with many areas failing to provide a diagnosis service.

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London trusts to lose £300m after tariff change

NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.

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Mental health nurse appointed as ICS trust chief executive

A nurse has been appointed as the new chief executive of a community and mental health trust in one of England’s most advanced health economies.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Best Product or Innovation for Patient Safety (public)

Winner Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust: Body worn video on mental health wards

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'System approach' helps trust boost A&E performance by 40 percentage points

Extra beds, more staff at night, and twice-daily meetings with health economy chiefs are among the factors that caused an “inadequate” trust’s A&E performance to rocket by nearly 40 percentage points in two months.

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New ward to eliminate mental health trust out of area placements

A mental health trust in a rural location has opened 15 rehabilitation beds to implement a “unique” model of care which it says will eliminate the need for inappropriate out of n area placements.

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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Trust chief warns county council over unpaid invoices

A foundation trust boss in a struggling health economy has raised the prospect of a “formal dispute” with the county council over more than £2m of late invoice payments.