Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Leadership Q&A: Northamptonshire Healthcare FT and Leicestershire Partnership Trust

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

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Embedding staff engagement with co-production and communication

A pragmatic and practical programme with tangible benefits, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust’s “Let’s Talk” initiative won the 2019 HSJ award for staff engagement, writes Alison Moore

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What does the NHS staff survey really tell us?

The quality and safety of patient care the system delivers depends on the wellbeing, morale and sustainability of frontline staff members. By Gordon Forbes

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HSJ Awards 2019: Staff engagement award

WINNER: Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust – Let’s Talk

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Revealed: The trusts testing latest round of emergency targets

New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed.

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‘Unprecedented’ demand leaves thousands waiting two years for specialist service

Providers of gender identity services say they are not adequately funded by NHS England, with thousands of patients being forced to wait more than two years to see a specialist.

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The journey to outstanding

The Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust won the 2018 HSJ Award for Trust of the Year with a vision that put staff engagement at the heart of driving better patient care

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'Outstanding' trust to share CEO with 'buddy'

Two East Midlands community and mental health trusts will share a chief executive, it has been announced.


Deputy appointed CEO of neighbouring trust

An executive from a neighbouring trust will take over as chief executive at Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Healthcare Analytics Provider of the Year

WINNER: PA Consulting Group and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust: Theatre Scheduling – Using data to maximise efficiency and use of resources

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Mental health trusts reporting high levels of violence

Mental health trusts are continuing to experience higher than average incidences of violence against staff, the NHS staff survey has shown.

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Embedding the learning from speaking up

Moving from a blame culture to a learning culture is an integral part of Freedom to Speak Up. Dr Henrietta Hughes explains how the National Guardian’s Office is helping organisations embed learning through its case review process

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Restraint 'culture' prompts investigatory pilot with 25 trusts

National improvement teams are set to visit 25 mental health trusts as part of a bid to prevent inappropriate physical restraint and other “restrictive practices”.

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HSJ Awards 2018: Trust of the Year

No one could accuse leaders at Northamptonshire Healthcare FT of setting their sights low. The overall aim is to support change and growth both locally and on a national scale. Individual goals include demonstrably changing cultures to influence care; delivering innovations that change lives; staying financially robust in a challenged ...


Trust leader retires after 21 years in CEO role

A trust leader has announced his retirement after 21 years as an NHS provider chief executive.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

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.


Midlands trust rated 'outstanding'

A mental health trust has been rated “outstanding” by CQC inspectors – the third in the country to achieve the highest ranking.