As two East Midlands trusts embark on the process to appoint their next Medical Directors, Chief Executive Angela Hillery explains how these posts will help propel forward the medical agenda to meet the changing needs of the trusts and their systems
The backlog of serious clinical incidents that need investigating is building up throughout the NHS, due to the impact of coronavirus and emergency service pressures.
Two East Midlands mental health and community trusts have agreed to what HSJ understands is a first-of-its-kind group arrangement.
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.
One of the areas worst hit by covid-19 is without vaccinations this week because of a clash between local and central plans, and confusion over national booking software which is not yet ready, HSJ has been told.
Several trusts serving areas with high rates of covid will not be getting any vaccine this week, having been removed from a national list of “hub” sites where the first doses are to be given.
The Flu Bee Game is designed to improve vaccination rates by engaging, educating and encouraging staff to get vaccinated.
NHS England has commissioned an investigation into the finances of a major acute trust, after concerns led to an accounting adjustment which added £46m to its deficit, HSJ has learned.
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.
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.
NHS England says the government should consider hundreds of mental health patients who are being treated in “distressing” dormitory-style wards when it determines future capital spending budgets.
Two East Midlands community and mental health trusts will share a chief executive, it has been announced.
The long-standing chief executive of a community and mental health trust has announced he is planning to retire after six years in the role.
Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.
Winner Walsall Healthcare Trust: An integrated approach of changing cultures in clinical governance/patient safety
Facilities management services at five NHS hospital trusts could be taken over by Serco in a £29m deal, following the collapse of Carillion.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been asked to consider the lack of commissioned services for children too anxious to attend hospital appointments following the death of a teenage boy.
Leaders in Leicestershire will decide this month how to establish a new accountable care system after receiving a “clear message” in favour of the proposal from regulators.
NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.
One of the NHS’s largest trusts has been forced to restrict elective activity for the second time in six weeks due to high demand.