East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Chief leaves trust after 25 years for national role

Navina Evans will replace the outgoing Ian Cumming as Health Education England’s new chief executive, it has been announced today.

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Increasing physical health check coverage for those with serious mental illness

City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group took home Mental Health Innovation of the Year at the 2019 HSJ awards. Jennifer Trueland explores the collaborative approach underpinning their win

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First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX

Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.

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Trust chiefs decry ‘concentration on targets’ at DHSC

NHS chief executives have cautioned against a “too one-sided concentration” on targets by the Department of Health and Social Care, after HSJ reported government had challenged NHS England over its plans for improving workforce retention.


Up to 100,000 on antipsychotics with no review

A national strategy is needed to tackle health risks linked to antipsychotic drugs because current policy is letting tens of thousands of people fall through the gaps, commissioners in London are warning.

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Troubled trust’s rating upgraded but remains in special measures

A troubled mental health trust’s quality rating has been upgraded from “inadequate” to “requires improvement” but it remains in special measures, inspectors have announced.

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Stevens leads NHS new year’s honours

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has been knighted in the 2020 new year’s honours list.

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Profiting from the bed shortage

HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.

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HSJ Awards 2019: Mental health innovation of the year

WINNER: City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group, East London Foundation Trust, City and Hackney GP Confederation, Core Sport and Clinical Effectiveness Group – An Alliance Model for Primary Care SMI Physical Health

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Revealed: The trusts testing latest round of emergency targets

New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed.

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Start work on realistic workforce planning

Workforce culture at the NHS requires a seismic shift at every level, note Ben Gershlick, Billy Palmer and Suzzie Bailey.

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HSJ Value Awards 2019: Effective litigation management award

Winner East London Foundation Trust: An embedded and sustained “no blame” culture has resulted in marked reductions in the length of time clinical claims take to settle Changing the culture has helped East London FT settle clinical negligence claims in just over half the time it takes nationally – 2.29 ...

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Increasing inclusivity can be hard and uncomfortable, but it is vital

Nick Carver and Joan Saddler give an overview of two recently held podcasts that featured an expert panel discussing inclusiveness in the health service

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What do 'outstanding' trusts tell us about how to improve care?

Achieving a step-change in the quality of care across the NHS is ultimately going to require an organisation-wide approach to improvement, writes Bryan Jones

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Tens of millions in STP tech funding held back

More than £35m of central tech funding for NHS providers was held back last year, with at least one region losing out after local organisations failed to reach a financial deal.

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Special measures trust appoints new chief

Inadequate-rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive following the departure of Antek Lejk earlier this month.

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Beleaguered trust’s chief steps down after less than a year

The chief executive of inadequate-rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is stepping down after less than a year in charge, the trust has announced.

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Leadership Q&A: Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust

Stuart Richardson, chief operating officer for Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, explains how the new leadership team roles offer opportunities to develop and implement real system wide change for people with mental health and learning disabilities

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Snubbed STP accuses centre of not fully considering capital bids

Leaders of a health economy which has been awarded only a fraction of the funds allocated through a new capital regime have claimed national bodies failed to fully consider their bids.

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Leading chair appointed to special measures trust

The chair of an outstanding trust has been appointed to lead Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, which is in special measures.