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Inconsistent leadership undermining safety of maternity services, says CQC

Inconsistent leadership and poor teamworking, lack of risk oversight and a failure to engage with women’s needs are among the issues continuing to affect the safety of some hospital maternity services, the Care Quality Commission has found.

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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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Joint leader for four trusts with £3bn income

The four acute trusts in north west London will appoint a joint chair, in the latest move towards greater collaboration between the system’s providers.

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New chief executive for hospital trust

A north London specialist trust has appointed a new chief executive.

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Inspectors heavily criticise trust leaders after being ‘shouted at by staff’

A maternity unit has been heavily criticised by regulators after they were told of ‘multiple allegations of bullying’ and staff being afraid to raise concerns.

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Hospital brings cleaning and catering in-house to ‘support minority ethnic communities’

An acute trust has brought their cleaning and catering contracts back in house to boost workforce equality and support staff from minority ethnic communities.

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Exclusive: Shared chief executive and chair for trusts with £2bn plus turnover

Two hospital trusts with a combined turnover of more than £2bn will share a chief executive and chair from June, HSJ understands.

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A dozen hospitals to share single patient record system

The four acute providers in a London health and care system will use the same patient record system making the information available to clinicians across their 12 hospital sites.

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Only one in three of trust’s black Caribbean staff vaccinated

Just over a third of black Caribbean staff have been vaccinated at one of the London acutes most heavily impacted by the pandemic, new data has revealed.

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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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31 Jan update: London and south east set to see low levels of covid hospital admissions by end of Feb

Admissions of covid positive patients in London and the south east are on course to fall to a managable level by the end of February.

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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.

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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.