Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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What now constitutes effective performance on elective care?

An HSJ webinar, run in association with Acumentice, brought together a small panel to consider how the context of a continuing pandemic – and the suspension of elective activity during its first wave – has affected approaches to managing waits. By Claire Read

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Waiting lists to grow until spring at beleaguered London acute

A London acute trust that has been hardest hit in each pandemic wave expects its waiting list to keep growing until spring.

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London Eye: The Altiplano

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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Students call for end of reassignment to ‘menial’ ICU shifts

Students at a London medical school have demanded an immediate end to their “compulsory” reassignment covering nurse and healthcare assistant shifts in the intensive care units at their connected trust.

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Exclusive: Medical leaders seek to ‘shame’ private hospitals and their staff into supporting NHS

NHS England and senior clinical leaders in London are ‘profoundly uncomfortable’ that some routine elective care is continuing in private hospitals, while the NHS faces ‘unthinkable’ pressures from coronavirus.

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Why some clinicians are now at the centre of waiting list management

With waiting lists swelling in the face of the pandemic, a recent HSJ webinar heard how some trusts are putting clinicians at the heart of their approach to addressing the backlog

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Board go-ahead for merger to create UK’s largest trust

The merger of two foundation trusts to create the UK’s largest healthcare provider was approved.

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Trust chair whose appointment was queried by CQC steps down

A former Post Office chief executive is standing down as chair of a major acute trust after two years.

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We need better sanctions for those who fail

Better sanctions guidance, redress for victims of “kangaroo courts” and proper training for managers are essential if disciplinary procedures are to be reformed, argue Narinder Kapur, Christian Harkensee and Terry Skitmore.

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Exclusive: NHS pleas for covid upgrade funds went unmet ahead of second wave

Local NHS requests for hundreds of millions of pounds of government funding to help deal with covid pressures have gone unanswered throughout the pandemic, an HSJ investigation has found.

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NHS must review ‘all disciplinary procedures’ by March following nurse’s suicide

Trusts have been urged to reflect on their disciplinary procedures, and review them annually where required, following the death of a senior nurse who took his own life after being dismissed.

Digital innovation

Can digital technology help clinicians make safer, more efficient decisions?

An HSJ webinar, held in association with Elsevier, explored the ways in which digital technology might help clinicians make the right decisions for the right patients and at the right time – leading to improved safety and efficiency

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Exclusive: Taxpayers cash could be used to fill hole created by fall in NHS private work

Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.

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Rising covid absences will have ‘significant impact’ on NHS recovery

Increasing staff absence due to covid-19 will have a ‘significant impact’ on the ability of the NHS to deliver critical care services and routine operations, leading intensive care doctors have said.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Clinical Support Services Award

Tea trolley teaching is a novel training method, where a trolley loaded with tea, cakes and educational materials is taken to the place of work, providing short, 10-minute educational sessions at the times and in locations that suit learners.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Acute Service Redesign Initiative

The Integrated Urgent Care Team now work together with other transformation services to support older people living in the community in an integrated model of care to deliver ‘integrated urgent care at home’.

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Follow Imperial’s lead to honour Amin Abdullah’s memory

Through its new disciplinary policy, Imperial College Healthcare Trust aims to create a system that promotes fairness and compassion towards its staff, say Narinder Kapur, Christian Harkensee and Terry Skitmore

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The NHS’ approach to waiting list management needs urgent reform

The NHS needs a framework that prioritises patient safety and supports the equitable prioritisation of patients in different settings, with different diagnoses, and even under the care of different trusts. By Rowan Wathes, Arup Nath and Catherine Urch

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Charisma + humility = effective leadership during covid-19

Lewis Thomas and Kieran McHugh, trainees on the NHS graduate management scheme working at Imperial College Healthcare Trust and North Central London CCG respectively, share their reflections on leadership having worked during the covid-19 pandemic