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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year

The Children’s Community Respiratory Physiotherapy Service are a team of four specialist physiotherapists. The service was established to improve outcomes, quality of life and experience for children with complex disorders, in line with the NHS long term plan.

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Ex-NHS Improvement director gets trust chief job

A former NHS Improvement director is to become an acute trust chief executive at the end of this year.

Nick Carver

Hospital chief to retire after nearly 20 years in post

A long-serving chief executive has announced his retirement after almost two decades in the job.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements

Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.

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HSJ’s 10 most read workforce stories of 2020

The importance of NHS staff was underlined during the pandemic, but many were strained like never before – here is a rundown of HSJ’s most read workforce stories for this year

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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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Covid proves that commissioning and regulation add little value

The development of strategy over a local health economy will be much more coherent if provider led, says Peter Carter

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New areas emerge as hotspots for ‘excess deaths’

New areas have emerged as hotspots for excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new analysis of care home statistics by HSJ.

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Distance not always factor in ambulance response times

There is significant variation in ambulance response times to patients with serious conditions such as suspected strokes or heart attacks, which is not fully explained by how rural an area is, an HSJ analysis has revealed.

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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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Major London provider to take over ‘dilapidated’ cancer centre

A major London trust will take over a “dilapidated” cancer centre, with the trust running it ceding management following heavy criticism.

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Trust blames behaviour ‘from top of the NHS’ for bullying

Leadership behaviour from the “very top of the NHS” has led to an increase in bullying, according to an official strategy document produced by an acute trust.

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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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STP seeks fifth leader since 2016 to ‘navigate ambiguity’

A health system in the east of England is looking for a new leader, which will be the fifth appointment to the post since 2016.

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'Ageing estate' prompts review at specialist centre

NHS England will review a Hertfordshire cancer centre amid concerns over the services’ “long-term sustainability”.

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Trio of trusts to outsource pathology services

Three trusts’ pathology services look likely to be outsourced in an STP-wide procurement process.

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NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.

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The Integrator: Can councils be true partners in ICS?

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by commissioning correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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Ambitions to hold the waiting list steady this financial year are doomed

The waiting list isn’t shrinking much this autumn. So there is little chance of holding the waiting list steady in 2018-19, as the planning guidance intended. By Rob Findlay