Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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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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Trust pleads for cash advance to fix ‘UK’s most cramped A&E’

An acute trust with the ‘most cramped and limited emergency department in the UK’ has warned delaying promised capital funds will mean treating patients in unsuitable facilities until 2030.

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Senior CQC inspector appointed hospital CEO

A Care Quality Commission deputy chief inspector has been appointed hospital chief executive at an East Midlands trust.

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Covid pressures linked to increased fall rates and patient deaths

Two patients have died and at least seven more have come to harm in recent falls linked to covid-19 pressures at a small acute trust.


Trust boss warns region faces ‘absolute crisis’ with trusts ‘hanging on by their fingernails’

Hospital chiefs in the South West have warned the region will not avoid the extreme pressures felt by other parts of the NHS, amid rapidly rising numbers of covid-19 inpatients.

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HSJ’s most read technology stories of 2020

With 2020 down to its final days, it’s time to take a look back at HSJ’s most read technology stories of the year.

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Promoting equality and diversity through the BAME Staff Network

Kettering’s goal is to drive positive change that will impact equality, diversity, and inclusion amongst staff, and promote a safe and confidential environment to raise any issues and concerns, writes Carol Verner

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CCG lead condemns ‘heartbreaking’ visiting rule at local hospitals

A GP commissioning leader has publicly criticised hospital visiting rules at local hospitals, after hearing that a stroke patient was denied seeing family or friends for six weeks.

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Second covid wave will be ‘10 times harder’ for the NHS, says CEO

The second wave of the covid pandemic will be ‘10 times harder’ for the NHS, and will require a step-change in the service’s use of technology, according to the chief executive of a trust group in the Midlands.

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The long road to purging the pager

Dr Jonathan Bloor argues that clinical value is the key to adoption of emerging tech

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

The Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) programme is a psycho-educational intervention for young people (age 14-20 years) with type 1 diabetes, co-developed by young people and co-delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, youth workers and peer educators.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Award

The Kidzmed project was a quality improvement project to teach children and young people how to take tablet medication.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year

The ImpACT+ service is delivered by a team of respiratory consultants, specialist respiratory nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists along with admin and clinical support staff.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year

The Clinical Coding team are vitally important for Kettering as clinically coded data forms the bedrock of information they have on their patients.

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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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Police launch investigation into alleged waiting list fix

A Midlands hospital is under police investigation for allegedly manipulating waiting list figures.

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‘Requiring immediate action’: The patient safety issues hidden in unpublished reports

These are some of the serious findings of external reviews of NHS services from recent years, previously unpublished but now released to HSJ.

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Exclusive: Two hospitals see 60pc of new covid cases caught on the wards

More than 60 per cent of new covid cases diagnosed at two hospitals in the Midlands in recent days were caught at least two weeks after the patient was admitted — suggesting there may be particular problems with the virus spreading on their wards.

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Officials investigating ongoing coronavirus surge in hospitals

Officials are investigating ongoing pressure from covid-19 patients in hospitals in the East Midlands, while several other parts of England have seen high death rates persisting.

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CEO to take over leadership of neighbouring trust

Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust’s chief executive will take over the top job at Northampton General Hospital Trust on a joint basis, as part of a new provider “group”.