London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

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16 Jan update: national total of covid hospital admissions falls for first time in 20 days

The rolling seven-day total of covid positive patients admitted to English hospitals has fallen for the first time since Christmas Eve.

Covid-19

Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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London Eye: Deciding who is in charge

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

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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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HSJ Value Awards 2020: People & Organisational Development Initiative of the Year

The Cultural Ambassador programme was an opportunity to make a difference and challenge any unconscious bias and discrimination that may occur for those black, Asian and minority ethnic employees entering or during formal HR processes.

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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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London Eye: The grim truth on targets

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

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Bullying, bad behaviour and broken IT uncovered at worst trusts for junior doctors

Regulators have uncovered multiple examples of patients being put at risk when junior doctors are left with tasks they are not trained for, lacking support, and facing bullying and inappropriate behaviour.

Coronavirus

Hospital deaths falling at fastest rate yet

Deaths from covid-19 in England’s hospitals are declining at the fastest rate yet, as the whole South West region sees one death in seven days.

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Endoscopy shortfall is here to stay, NHS warned

A leading doctor has warned that trusts will struggle to get back to anything like pre-covid levels of endoscopy services and will need to prioritise which patients are diagnosed.

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Free digital care coordination platform from Infinity Health to help NHS trusts fight coronavirus effects

Infinity Health is making its care coordination and task management tools available to NHS trusts at no cost for six months, with the aim of alleviating some of the pressures faced by staff in the wake of Coronavirus. The offer covers the costs of set-up, integration, training, and six months ...

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Using technology to bring people together

London North West University Hospital Trust’s emergency department, winner of the Driving Efficiency Through Technology category at the 2019 HSJ Awards, replaced a paper-based system with an ePortering solution. Jennifer Trueland reports how the move streamlined operations

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London trust with most covid-19 deaths: We serve a vulnerable population

The London hospital trust with the most covid-19 deaths has said the population it serves is “especially vulnerable” to the virus.

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Revealed: The hospitals facing most pressure to meet coronavirus demand

New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor

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London hospital bosses: Ventilator supply ‘still quite tight but fingers crossed’

London hospital bosses have told HSJ the supply of ventilators has stayed “just” ahead of demand.

Coronavirus

Single trust reports 21 new coronavirus deaths

There have been 83 deaths reported from covid-19 in England over the past 24 hours with nearly a quarter of them in a single London trust.

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Exclusive: Frantic action to stop London ‘running out of beds in four days’

Details of a massive ramp-up in intensive care beds have been circulated to NHS bosses in London, amid concerns from national leaders that they are four days away from full capacity.

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Exclusive: Critical care unit overwhelmed by coronavirus patients

A major London hospital declared a “critical incident” due to a surge in patients with coronavirus, with one senior director in the capital calling the development “petrifying”.

Technology

Exclusive: NHSX appoints new chief information officer

NHSX has appointed a new chief information officer, HSJ has learned.

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Trust forecasts £92m deficit after waiting list push

A struggling hospital trust has increased its forecast year-end deficit to £92m.