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Acute boss moves to lead mental health trust

A mental health and community services provider has appointed an acute hospital boss as its new chief executive.

Emergency workforce

Ambulance and trolley waits soar to record levels

Ambulance response times hit new lows last month, leaving heart attack and stroke patients waiting nearly an hour to be reached on average, despite the system having an 18-minute target for this cohort.

Colchester Hospital

Hospital and primary care leaders at odds over ICS boundary changes

Primary care leaders in Essex and Suffolk are at loggerheads with some of their acute counterparts over proposals which would make integrated care systems coterminous with the county council boundaries.

Caroline Shaw

Hospital forced to evacuate ICU because roof could collapse

A hospital was forced to evacuate and then close its critical care unit for around three weeks last month because of concerns its roof could collapse.

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Exclusive: One in four critical care units got busier in past week

The number of patients in critical care grew at one in four English hospital trusts in the past week, despite overall covid-19 occupancy falling, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: 13 trusts facing ‘significant safety issues’

Thirteen trusts are facing billions of pounds of maintenance — in some cases, making it more cost-effective to rebuild the hospital — over ‘significant safety issues’ stemming from outdated construction methods.

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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’.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leadership group to meet in private to drive acute service integration

Norfolk and Waveney’s three acute providers have set up a 12-strong leadership group which will meet in private to determine the organisations’ service integration strategy.

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Getting shielded staff back before winter key priority, says hospital CEO

A teaching hospital which had over a thousand staff shielding or working from home at the peak of the covid outbreak has made getting these employees safely back on site a top priority before winter, its chief executive has told HSJ.

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Revealed: The trusts with the biggest drop in referrals

Referrals for treatment fell by 70 per cent during covid-19 lockdown, new data has shown.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Major teaching trust to leave special measures

A major teaching trust should be released from special measures after almost two years in the regime, the Care Quality Commission has said.

Innovation and technology

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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Revealed: The trusts which will struggle most to deliver quality care in 2020

The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.

Norfolk Broads

CCGs bailing out trusts ‘shows progress in struggling STP’

Norfolk and Waveney commissioners have provided financial support to help two acute trusts agree control totals, in a deal they say shows progress in the challenged health economy.

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Baby died after trust failed to diagnose heart defect

“Serious failings” have been found at a foundation trust where a six-month-old baby died because his heart defect was not diagnosed, despite multiple opportunities to do so.

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Troubled health economy’s five CCGs to merge

Norfolk and Waveney’s five clinical commissioning groups will merge in April 2020 after NHS England and Improvement signed off the plan this month.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Challenged STP drafts in reformer to develop hospital plan

A senior clinician who led the development of plans for a major acute reconfiguration in Essex has been seconded to the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership as its “independent medical director”, HSJ has learned.

Caroline Shaw

Special measures hospital seeks ‘workforce academy’

A struggling district general hospital is in discussions with a local college to establish a “workforce academy” and school of nursing to address its workforce problems, its chief executive told HSJ.

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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge

The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.