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Parents and babies turned away from ‘exceptionally busy’ unit

Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust was forced to limit access to neonatal intensive care at the weekend due to exceptional demand.

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Trusts receive half of funding for ‘essential’ maternity improvements

Trusts have so far received just over half of the £102m they said was needed for ‘immediate and essential’ improvements in maternity services.

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Inconsistent leadership undermining safety of maternity services, says CQC

Inconsistent leadership and poor teamworking, lack of risk oversight and a failure to engage with women’s needs are among the issues continuing to affect the safety of some hospital maternity services, the Care Quality Commission has found.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Post-Covid Sustainable Transformation Award

Barts Health NHS Trust launched the Barts Emergency Access Care Hub (BEACH) in September 2020, which covers patients across the Barts Health footprint. The BEACH provides a single point of access for all eligible patients who have been given an ED disposition by a NHS 111 clinician or an on-scene ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

This was the development of a diabetes dashboard modelled on the National Diabetes Audit, which provided monthly updates on key care components. The data was displayed at both individual GP level as well as at a Locality level (now PCN level) and CCG level. Discussion about the dashboard was incorporated ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Cardiovascular Care Initiative of the Year

Oxford University Hospitals have recruited and trained a team of 12 GPs to deliver cardiology outpatient appointments for most patients referred from 32 GP practices in Oxfordshire. The service is fully integrated with cardiac services at OUH. It is delivered at community locations and sees about 3,000 new patients per ...

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HSJ’s most read technology stories of 2020

With 2020 down to its final days, it’s time to take a look back at HSJ’s most read technology stories of the year.

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Exclusive: Taxpayers cash could be used to fill hole created by fall in NHS private work

Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year

The Clinical Coding team are vitally important for Kettering as clinically coded data forms the bedrock of information they have on their patients.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Clinical Support Services Award

Tea trolley teaching is a novel training method, where a trolley loaded with tea, cakes and educational materials is taken to the place of work, providing short, 10-minute educational sessions at the times and in locations that suit learners.

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Intensive care unit stays open despite fire warning

A children’s hospital is having to put safety measures in place because it discovered building problems which could mean fire spreading quickly, it has emerged.

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Digital solution to help expectant mothers manage diabetes

GDm-Health remote monitoring system helps ensure the highest standards of care for pregnant women in the times of the covid-19 pandemic

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Exclusive: NHS trusts suspend life-saving organ transplants

Major transplant centres have stopped performing many of their procedures due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the national coordinating body says a complete cessation “may only be days away”.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2020: MedTech, Device or Hardware Innovation Award

WINNER: GDm-Health: Sensyne Health and Oxford University Hospitals FT

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Private provider takes CCGs to court over contract decision

Five clinical commissioning groups have been accused of acting unlawfully in their decision to award a contract for community diagnostic services to a new private provider last year.

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Major trust’s EPR down for 13 hours amid supplier difficulties

The electronic patient record system at a major teaching hospital trust went down for more than 12 hours yesterday, due to technical issues with its supplier.

Ex-DH and trust director spared jail over degree lie

A former Oxford hospitals trust director who admitted to a charge of fraud after lying about having a degree has been given a suspended sentence.

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NHSI loosens leash on teaching trust

Regulatory measures placed on a major teaching trust have been lifted by NHS Improvement – but the regulator remains concerned over the organisation’s finances and cancer performance.

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CQC lifts conditions on hospital after refurbishment work

Conditions imposed on a teaching hospital’s operating theatres because of major infection risks have been lifted following refurbishment work.