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Alison hill

Roundtable: why culture is the big career killer for women

HSJ’s panel identified ‘micro inequalities’ and the return of macho culture as key factors stifling greater gender equality in healthcare leadership

Dominic hardy

NHSE integrated care lead to leave

NHS England and Improvement’s director of primary care and system transformation is leaving to become chief operating officer at a foundation trust.

Simon Healey

Private hospitals safety warning after patient death

A coroner has issued warnings over safety at private hospitals after a patient referred out of the NHS by his consultant died following surgery.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the highest and lowest levels of discrimination

The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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Revealed: The largest land sales by NHS trusts

NHS trusts received around £350m from land sales in 2017-18, an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous year, according to new data.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Professions call for more regulation following patient death

A patient’s death has prompted representatives of radiographers and radiologists to call for more regulation of sonographers.

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Four trusts looking into pharmacy joint venture

Trusts in Berkshire and Surrey are looking at creating a pharmacy joint venture modelled on their existing pathology service.

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Exclusive: Trusts missing key Carter targets

The majority of NHS hospital trusts have failed to hit the three key efficiency targets set out in the Carter review on time, HSJ research has found.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

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Trust chief exec appointed to lead 'advanced' STP

A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.

Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt to announce digital trust 'buddies'

The government will distribute £181m to a second wave of digital trusts, the health secretary is expected to announce tomorrow.

Andrew Morris

Trust chiefs staying a little longer in post - but 'need more support'

Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Mental Health

Hampshire Constabulary and Isle of Wight Trust with Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) Project

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Analysis: 10 trusts responsible for quarter of 'winter pressures' alerts

Just 10 hospital trusts have been responsible for more than a quarter of the “winter pressures” alerts issued since the start of December, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Region plans shake-up of nursing skill mix to save millions

Workforce costs in a south of England region will be cut by more than £30m through changes to the nursing skill mix including greater use of “generic support workers”, according to a newly published STP document.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.