Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

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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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More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads

Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Two trusts appoint single CEO and form ‘hospital group’

A pair of London trusts have appointed a single chief executive as they join forces to form a ‘hospital group’.

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Exclusive: Government tells hospitals to submit cheaper rebuild plans

NHS trusts hoping to build the first new hospitals under the government’s flagship infrastructure project have been told to submit plans for schemes costing less than £400m, prompting concern about plans being watered down.

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Shake-up of ‘new hospitals’ project after construction capacity concerns

The official leading the government’s flagship hospital building programme has admitted ‘the brakes have come on’ for some of the frontrunner projects, with some having to revisit their designs due to new requirements.

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Ambulance trust chief quits and is replaced by hospital boss

London Ambulance Service Trust’s chief executive is to step down this summer and will be replaced by an acute trust boss on a secondment basis.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2021: Built Environment Project of the Year

WINNER: PA Consulting: NHS Seacole Centre at Headley Court, Surrey

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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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Exclusive: Shared chief executive and chair for trusts with £2bn plus turnover

Two hospital trusts with a combined turnover of more than £2bn will share a chief executive and chair from June, HSJ understands.

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Hospitals told to involve engineers in ‘clinical decisions’ about oxygen

Trusts have been told to involve specialist gas engineers in their clinical decisions amid “very high demands” for oxygen services.

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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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Troubled trust on PM’s patch confirms new chief

A troubled trust has announced it will make its interim chief executive permanent, after her predecessor’s departure in the wake of a staff coronavirus outbreak.

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Go-ahead given for hospital rebuild backed by PM

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has given the go-ahead to the building of a new ‘specialist emergency hospital’ – which was pledged as one of six major rebuilds by the prime minister – the month after it was called in.

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Revealed: the trusts getting a share of the £300m winter pressures fund

Over one hundred trusts will share a £300m capital fund to support coronavirus-related upgrades to emergency departments ahead of winter, the prime minister has announced today.

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Council seeks to block hospital rebuild backed by PM

A council is urging Matt Hancock to call in a decision to build a new specialist emergency care hospital as part of a major £500m project backed by the prime minister.

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Location picked for new PM-backed hospital

The location of a new specialist emergency care hospital, which is part of a £500m project and one of six hospital rebuilds pledged by the prime minister, has been agreed by local leaders.

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National chiefs: Ventilators will follow ‘most immediate need’

National and regional NHS chiefs will seek to share out scarce ventilators to ”areas with the most immediate need, on a fair share basis relative to patient ventilation need, they have told hospital chiefs, who are increasingly concerned about what they will receive and when.

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Only six of 200 NHS private units signed up to complaints watchdog

Just six of the NHS’ more than 200 private patient units are signed up to the independent complaints adjudicator, HSJ has learned.

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Fraudsters impersonated four NHS CEOs to steal their salaries

Fraudsters tried to steal the salaries of four NHS chief executives during the last financial year by impersonating them in emails, HSJ can reveal.

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Pair of London trusts to share chair

A pair of London trusts have announced they will be sharing a chair, in the latest in a string of joint leadership moves across NHS trusts.