Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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.

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Revealed: The trusts with the worst orthopaedics outcomes

Outlier trusts for orthopaedic surgery have blamed above average infection rates, a need for closer supervision of trainees, and frail and overweight patient cohorts for their results.


Troubleshooter CEO appointed at FT after sudden resignation

A foundation trust has appointed an interim CEO after its former chief executive announced her shock resignation in an email to staff.

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Trust approves ‘rapid growth’ plan for overseas work

A leading mental health trust is creating a joint venture organisation to develop its commercial work, including private care in the Middle East and potentially China.

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Trust locked into legal battle over car leasing scheme

An NHS trust faces delay of around a year before it can bank a £14m windfall after the government decided to appeal a High Court judgment.

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Exclusive: Trust bosses back threatened four-hour target

More than seven in 10 hospital trust board members want to retain the four-hour accident and emergency target, despite NHS England proposals suggesting it could be ditched next year, an exclusive HSJ survey has found.

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CCG regains financial independence after three years

Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group has regained full financial independence for the first time in nearly three years.

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What about the patients? Experience is the weakest of the three arms of quality

This week: Annie Laverty, chief experience officer, Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2019 winners revealed

The winners of the 2019 Patient Safety Awards have been revealed.

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FT outsources more than 100 patients to private sector for chemotherapy

A foundation trust is outsourcing more than 100 patients to a private facility for chemotherapy.

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Trust wins £14m after legal battle with government over car scheme

An acute and community trust is set for a £14m windfall after winning a judicial review against the government over VAT repayments for a car scheme, HSJ can reveal.

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New NHS ops chief 'expects to return to trust' after secondment

The newly-appointed NHS chief operating officer is taking up the role on a secondment basis and has told staff at her trust she expects to “return to the trust after a period working at national level”, HSJ has learned.

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Identifying and caring for women suffering with perinatal trauma

Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust won the 2018 HSJ Award for Compassionate Patient Care by developing a birth trauma service with timely access to psychological interventions for perinatal trauma

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Performance Watch: Speak now, or forever hold your peace

Welcome to HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing. Our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.