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Winners of 2018 HSJ Value Awards revealed

The HSJ Value Awards 2018 honour projects that deliver improvements for patients

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North by North West: ‘Our levels of trust are a million miles away from what we need’

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.

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How covid sparked a better understanding of population health

Panellists on an HSJ webinar, in association with Graphnet, expained how the pandemic had forced them to urgently enhance the way they used data

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Covid infections caught in hospital up by half in a week

Covid-19 infections likely to have been caught in hospital have increased by almost half in a week, with several trusts seeing significant rises, HSJ can reveal.


Leaders from Mersey Care FT discussed developing shared local understanding of covid pressures at HSJ webinar

The panellists explored the value of a shared understanding of which pressures and caseloads exist in an area and consider how digital technologies might play a role here

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Mental health demand could rise by 40pc warns NHSE research

Demand for adult mental health services could rise by 40 per cent according to research commissioned by NHS England and seen by HSJ.

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Regulator sorry for manager’s ‘five years of hell’

Regulators have apologised to a health manager who went through “five years of hell” while being investigated for misconduct, before being told there was no case to answer.

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Leading CEO calls for national funding as mental health referrals predicted to rise by one third

A prominent trust chief has called for national support and “parity” for mental health as a new analysis suggests demand for services will increase by almost a third.

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HSJ80 full list: The most influential people in health

The HSJ80 lists the figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the English NHS and health policy over the next 12 months

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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.


Almost all NHS detox units face closure without reform to 'precarious' funding

Inpatient detoxification units in England are warning they could close — causing possible increases in substance and alcohol related deaths — unless NHS England changes the “precarious” way they are currently funded.


Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

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.

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Stevens leads NHS new year’s honours

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has been knighted in the 2020 new year’s honours list.

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North by North West: Outsourcing, the Moors murderer, and £260k-a-year

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Revealed: Takeover will create largest mental health trust

A mental health trust in the north west is set to become the largest in England through the acquisition of a neighbouring provider.


National sharing of patient records enabled in first-of-kind initiative

Paramedics will be able to access the records of mental health service users for the first time as part of a wider scheme that aims to allow clinicians to share care records across the country.

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North by North West: Why Liverpool missed out

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Boost registered nurses to protect and retain staff, finds research

Increasing the number of registered nurses working in mental health settings could help protect thousands of other NHS staff, according to research shared with HSJ and published today.

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FT seeks merger to avoid ‘patient safety risks’

A mental health trust is preparing to seek a merger or acquisition by another provider in a bid to address its financial challenges, HSJ has learned.


Regulator bans trust from taking on new apprentices

An ambulance trust has been temporarily barred from training new apprentices after a critical report from the education regulator.