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Exclusive: Eight trusts now have one in 10 beds filled by covid patients

Eight hospital trusts have hit the point where one in 10 of their beds is occupied by a patient with coronavirus, figures seen by HSJ reveal, and several more are approaching it.

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HSJ podcast: How NHS England (quietly) axed the A&E target

Under the cover of Cummings’ headline-grabbing testimony last week, NHS England gave the green light to plans to scrap the landmark four-hour accident and emergency target.

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Trust CEO: my cancer diagnosis has given me a new perspective on patient care

Yvonne Ormston shares her experience of dealing with covid as the CEO of Gateshead Health FT and her own cancer journey during the pandemic


HSJ’s 10 most read stories of 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, HSJ takes a look at its most read stories of the year.


HSJ’s 50 most read articles of 2020

HSJ takes a look back at the 50 most read stories of 2020.


Exclusive: New areas see rapidly rising covid pressure on hospitals

Covid demand on hospitals is now rising rapidly in parts of England so far spared the worst of wave two, analysis of new figures reveals.

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NHSI appointed sacked trust CEO as improvement director then dismissed him after receiving ‘undisclosed information’

A hospital chief executive dismissed after a disciplinary process was sacked again last week after NHS Improvement ‘received previously undisclosed information’.


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.


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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Fired trust chief exec withdraws unfair dismissal claim

A sacked trust chief executive has withdrawn his unfair dismissal claim against his former employer.

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The partnership transforming patient experience

Gateshead Care Partnership brought together the local council, NHS trusts and local GPs to improve the way organisations worked together, and won the 2018 HSJ Award for Improved partnerships between health and local government

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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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Trust announces replacement for sacked chief

Gateshead Health Foundation Trust has announced a permanent replacement for the chief executive it sacked in September.

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Staff survey analysis: Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

Below is a breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.


Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the highest and lowest levels of discrimination

The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.


Trust offering new CEO at least £62,500 less than predecessor

A foundation trust is proposing to pay its new chief executive at least £62,500 less than its previous CEO following discussions with NHS Improvement.

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Some DGH chiefs paid more than CEOs at largest trusts

Fifteen trust chief executives were paid at yearly rates of more than £250,000 last year, including several in the north east running district general hospitals, according to HSJ analysis.

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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HSJ Awards 2018: Improved Partnerships Between Health and Local Government

When the Gateshead Care Partnership was formed, its constituent organisations were far from struggling. Most partners were already rated outstanding, excellent or good. But staff at bodies, including Gateshead Council, Gateshead Health Foundation Trust, general practices, and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear FT wanted to reduce fragmentation within and between organisations.

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Sacked trust chief executive lodges appeal

A chief executive sacked in September has lodged an appeal against his dismissal.