Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

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CQC recommends ‘inadequate’ trust goes into special measures

The Care Quality Commission has recommended Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust be placed in special measures.

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FT’s leaders unaware of staff’s ‘high-risk’ practices, warns regulator

Leaders at a mental health trust have been criticised for being too “removed” from front line issues, which meant they were not alerted to “high-risk” restraint practices being used by staff.

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Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff

NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.

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Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

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Yorkshire trust appoints new chief

Sheffield’s mental health and community trust has appointed a new chief executive.

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Whistleblowing director returns after 18 months on ‘special leave’

Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group’s medical director, who was at the centre of a bullying and whistleblowing row, has returned to work after more than 18 months on “special leave”.

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‘Toxic’ CCG appoints new chair

A clinical commissioning group, which has been the subject of concerns about staff culture and bullying, has appointed a new chair.

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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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Revealed: The trusts which successfully challenged their CQC ratings

Three NHS providers successfully challenged the Care Quality Commission to improve their draft inspection rating last year.

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Long-serving chief executive steps down

The chief executive of a community and mental health trust will step down after 18 years, it has been announced.

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‘Toxic’ CCG’s improvement plan pledges whistleblowing review

A clinical commissioning group accused of having a “toxic” culture will bring forward a review of its whistleblowing policy and give “even more support” to staff pursuing bullying and harassment cases, an improvement plan has recommended.

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Troubled CCG appoints interim chief

A clinical commissioning group accused of having a “toxic culture” has appointed an interim chief accountable officer from a neighbouring CCG.

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Chair of troubled CCG to step down

The chair of Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group – which has been a subject of concerns over its staff culture and bullying – will step down in September after six years in the role, HSJ has learnt.

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Chief of 'toxic culture' CCG resigns

The accountable officer of a clinical commissioning group accused of having a “toxic culture” has resigned and is moving to a job with a sustainability and transformation partnership.

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CCG chief embroiled in ‘toxic culture’ row off since March

The accountable officer of Sheffield clinical commissioning group has been off work sick for six weeks amid allegations of bullying, whistleblowing and poor culture within the organisation, HSJ has learned.

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‘Bullying’ row CCG hires former PCT chief

A clinical commissioning group has hired a former primary care trust chief executive as its “independent development director”, following claims of cultural problems including bullying.

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Closure confirmed for two stroke units

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System has confirmed two of its five hyper acute stroke units will close by October as part of major reconfiguration plans.

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The Ward Round: Is the shine coming off Sheffield?

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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Blunkett wades in on CCG bullying row

David Blunkett has voiced concerns that a clinical commissioning group at the centre of a bullying row has an existing director leading its improvement plan, telling HSJ this “is not a matter of internal process”.

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Second Sheffield NHS organisation faced with bullying accusations

A second NHS organisation in Sheffield is facing accusations of bullying and a poor culture, HSJ has learned.