Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Greensill-owned NHS pay-advance firm goes into administration

An NHS agency has stepped in, as a company owned by collapsed finance firm Greensill that offered pay advances to more than 10,000 NHS staff has also gone into administration.

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Trust battles global firm in £100m court fight over ‘substantial defects’ at flagship NHS hospital

One of England’s top NHS trusts is suing a major construction firm for £100m in a bitter legal dispute after significant structural defects were identified in its ‘pioneering’ new hospital, HSJ can reveal.

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The Integrator: Mackey warns of ‘extreme dangers’ around NHS legislative proposals

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by senior correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

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Trust CEO asks for ‘scientific evidence’ on covid vaccine safety to reassure staff

NHS trust chief executives have told HSJ  they need more clarity the Pfizer-BioNTech covid vaccine is safe to reassure their worried staff.

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Recovery Watch: What constitutes a successful winter this year?

Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The new Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.

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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: Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative

The Acute Home Visiting Service is a responsive and effective home visiting service for patients that prevents them attending accident and emergency and relieves GP workload.

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Whistleblower chief executive placed on extended leave

A joint director employed by a foundation trust and local authority has been put on ‘extended leave’ by the council, after warning elected members about alleged wrongdoing.

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'Scared, but not alone': caring for staff during covid-19

Annie Laverty summarises seven core needs of staff that emerged during the coronavirus pandemic

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Top trust wins £14m court battle with HMRC

Judges have thrown out an appeal by HMRC over £14m claimed by the NHS in a case described as “highly unusual”.

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Calls for staff parking fees to be scrapped nationally

Trusts have begun scrapping staff car parking charges — and others are being called on to do so — while they tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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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 Partnership Awards 2020: Best Healthcare Provider Partnership with the NHS

WINNER: Partnering for the Future: InHealth Group and Northumbria Healthcare FT


Staff survey: Best and worst for ‘People Plan’ priorities

The interim People Plan, published last summer, set out some key themes for the NHS to focus on in the years ahead, including ‘making the NHS the best place to work’, ‘improving leadership culture’ and ‘delivering 21st century care’.

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The NHS's role in the climate emergency

Reducing the NHS’s carbon footprint by choosing greener alternatives can make a significant contribution to tackling climate change, writes Elaine Winkley

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The Ward Round: Is the centre finally about to get serious on workforce?

Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, will make sure you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping ...

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Mackey: Staff care about workload and belonging, not systems

The former NHS Improvement chief executive has said he cannot explain system working to staff as they “don’t care” and are more concerned about whether they have “enough colleagues to get through the workload of the day”.

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Pre-election figures show record-low A&E performance

The NHS recorded another record low against the four-hour target and a huge number of trolley waits for last month, according to the last major data release before next month’s election published today.

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Trust forms company for its Drs in pensions tax workaround

A foundation trust has set up a company with a group of its consultants in a bid to work around the pensions crisis hitting the NHS, HSJ has learned.