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Griffiths heads Top 50 chief executives ranking for second year

Marianne Griffiths leads the HSJ Top 50 chief executives list in which mental health leaders continue to be over-represented while those heading acute trusts are under-represented, writes Alastair McLellan

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Winners of 2018 HSJ Value Awards revealed

The HSJ Value Awards 2018 honour projects that deliver improvements for patients

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NHS trouble-shooter appointed chair of trust where governors are resisting merger

One of England’s smallest trusts – which is in dispute with its governors over an impending merger – has appointed a new chair.

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Leak reveals ‘40 new hospitals’ cash must cover rising costs of existing schemes

Spiralling costs at delayed NHS construction projects will reduce available funding for new “hospitals” promised by the government, HSJ has learned.

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‘Outstanding’ rated trust given CQC warning notice after staff raised alarm

An acute trust currently rated ‘outstanding’ has been served with a warning notice by the Care Quality Commission, after senior doctors’ safety concerns prompted an inspection.

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Care increasingly disrupted by building failures as NHS repair bill grows

Patient care is being disrupted by increasing numbers of infrastructure failures amid a continued rise in the cost of fixing outdated and potentially dangerous parts of the NHS estate, new figures show.

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Leading trust chief announces retirement

One of the NHS’ most renowned chief executives is announcing her retirement this lunchtime, HSJ has learned.

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‘Stupid’ and ‘wrong’ for NHS to compete for overseas nurses, claims health minister

A new health minister has said NHS efforts to compete to attract overseas nurses are ‘stupid’, despite the approach being government policy.

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Consultants pass no confidence motion in chief executive

Consultants at a specialist trust which is exploring a merger with its larger neighbour have passed a vote of no confidence in its chief executive – and the planned interim chair has had to step down on health grounds.

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HSJ podcast: Why NHS services are collapsing

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the knock-on impact covid has had on staffing and services, after medical consultants at a major acute trust warned its leadership that specialist staff shortages are causing services to become unsafe.

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Exclusive: ‘Devastated’ doctors warn trust CEO of ‘extremely unsafe situation’

Consultants at a major tertiary centre have written to their chief executive, warning services are in ‘an extremely unsafe situation’ and calling for elective work to be diverted elsewhere.

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ICS admits 14 of its major services are ‘fragile and challenged’

Fourteen of an integrated care system’s major services — which account for the ‘majority of [its] planned care’ — have been described as ‘fragile and challenged’.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Urgent and Emergency Care Initiative of the Year

The High Intensity User service was launched to reduce the unnecessary attendances and admittances to Hillingdon A&E of the top 50 patients, which incurred an annual cost of £7m.

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Exclusive: Hospital rebuild more than two years behind schedule

One of England’s biggest hospital redevelopment schemes is more than two years behind schedule.

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Trust boards take next step to merge despite governors’ objections

Two foundation trusts in the South East have taken the next steps towards a merger.

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FT in row over ‘bullying behaviour’ ahead of possible merger

The board of one of England’s smallest trusts is expected to approve the next steps to merge with its neighbour this week, despite some of its council of governors vehemently opposing the move.

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Trust’s board and governors clash over potential merger

The governors and board of one of England’s smallest trusts are at loggerheads over a possible merger with a megatrust neighbour.

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Interim chair appointed as trust mulls merger

A specialist provider contemplating a merger with its mega-trust neighbour has appointed an interim chair.

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Coastal trust hires two London hospital chiefs

The interim chief executive of a London hospital is to take up the post of managing director at a large coastal trust.

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Medical leader made chief exec at trust hard hit by covid

The medical director of a successful foundation trust is being brought in to run Medway Foundation Trust for 18 months.