Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Emergency workforce

Ambulance and trolley waits soar to record levels

Ambulance response times hit new lows last month, leaving heart attack and stroke patients waiting nearly an hour to be reached on average, despite the system having an 18-minute target for this cohort.

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Two-year waiters for elective care up by half to just under 4,000

The number of patients waiting more than two years for elective care has grown by nearly half in the space of one month, HSJ analysis can reveal.

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Hospital and primary care leaders at odds over ICS boundary changes

Primary care leaders in Essex and Suffolk are at loggerheads with some of their acute counterparts over proposals which would make integrated care systems coterminous with the county council boundaries.

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The trusts with the most patients waiting over 18 months

The trusts with the biggest share of their waiting list at more than 18 months and two years has been revealed for the first time.

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Alert over hospital air devices after 120 ‘never events’

NHS trusts are to be told to remove devices linked to more than 120 never events caused by ‘unconscious errors’.

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Revealed: The 17 trusts still at 200pc or more of intensive care capacity

At least 17 hospital trusts still have at least twice the number of critical care patients than their total capacity last winter, with some falling very slowly, HSJ can reveal.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leadership group to meet in private to drive acute service integration

Norfolk and Waveney’s three acute providers have set up a 12-strong leadership group which will meet in private to determine the organisations’ service integration strategy.

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Trust unfairly dismissed staff member after ‘hatchet job’

A trust chief executive ‘inexplicably’ became involved in the case of a member of staff which ended in their dismissal after a ‘hatchet job’ disciplinary process, an employment tribunal has ruled.

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Major teaching trust to leave special measures

A major teaching trust should be released from special measures after almost two years in the regime, the Care Quality Commission has said.

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.

Innovation and technology

First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX

Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.

doctors

Hundreds of women left ‘distressed’ by diagnostic test

Hundreds of women have said they’ve undergone “distressing” diagnostic tests at NHS hospitals which were not carried out in line with recommended practice, according to information shared with HSJ.

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CCGs bailing out trusts ‘shows progress in struggling STP’

Norfolk and Waveney commissioners have provided financial support to help two acute trusts agree control totals, in a deal they say shows progress in the challenged health economy.

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Troubled trust’s rating upgraded but remains in special measures

A troubled mental health trust’s quality rating has been upgraded from “inadequate” to “requires improvement” but it remains in special measures, inspectors have announced.

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Waiting list would need to shrink to 2015 levels, to re-achieve 18-week waits

Four years of waiting list growth would need to be undone to achieve the NHS Constitution standard again, says Rob Findlay

Hospital staff

HSJ’s 10 most read workforce stories of 2019

As 2019 winds down, HSJ is taking a moment to revisit its most read workforce stories of the year.

Norfolk Broads

Troubled health economy’s five CCGs to merge

Norfolk and Waveney’s five clinical commissioning groups will merge in April 2020 after NHS England and Improvement signed off the plan this month.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

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Challenged STP drafts in reformer to develop hospital plan

A senior clinician who led the development of plans for a major acute reconfiguration in Essex has been seconded to the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership as its “independent medical director”, HSJ has learned.

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Ombudsman probes failings of its own investigation

The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman has launched a review of failings in relation to an investigation into the death of a young woman with anorexia, HSJ has learned.