West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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Fourteen trusts to be excused from reporting A&E target during controversial trial

Fresh concerns have been raised about how NHS England is conducting its controversial pilot of new accident and emergency standards.

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ICS appoints CCG chief as new lead

Suffolk and North East Essex shadow integrated care system has appointed senior local commissioning leader Ed Garratt as its executive lead.

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Trusts invited to increase ownership of their estate

Trusts have been invited to apply for ownership of buildings on their estate which are currently owned by NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships.

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Revealed: The trusts testing the new A&E targets

NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.

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Beleaguered trust’s chief steps down after less than a year

The chief executive of inadequate-rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is stepping down after less than a year in charge, the trust has announced.

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Volunteers must have a clearly defined role

Staff and patients must be clear on the benefits that volunteers can bring to the future of our health system, writes Sam Ward

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How to maximise the impact of NHS volunteers

Jullie Tran Graham shares insights and learnings from a recently released report that evaluates the impacts of volunteer interventions

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New Year honours for hospital bosses and NHS England staff

Hospital chief executives and senior NHS England staff were among those named in the New Year’s Honours list.

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Exclusive: Examine ‘cost premium’ for smaller hospitals, says major study

A financial premium for remote hospitals, consultant contract changes and ending the practice of separating out services like ambulatory care are among the recommendations from a major study on the sustainability of smaller hospitals.

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Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

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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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New funding settlement 'contingent' on adopting new tech, says Hancock

The new health and social care secretary says the £20bn of additional funding provided by the government will be “contingent” on the NHS adopting the latest technology.

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Hancock backs expansion of GP consultations via smartphone

Matt Hancock has backed the expansion of GP consultations via smartphone, just days after local commissioners blocked an expansion of a major digital practice citing patient safety.

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New health secretary calls out NHS leadership for lack of diversity

The new health and social care secretary will use his first speech to call out the NHS leadership’s lack of diversity, pointing out only five NHS chief executives are from a BME background.

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Who is Matt Hancock?

Matt Hancock will head the Department of Health and Social Care after Jeremy Hunt - the longest serving health secretary in history - was moved to the Foreign Office. But who is Matt Hancock?

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Steve Dunn: How we achieved our outstanding rating

West Suffolk Foundation Trust chief Steve Dunn sets out the key leadership lessons he and his team learnt following the trust’s outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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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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Small hospital trust rated outstanding

West Suffolk Foundation Trust has joined the elite band of just 14 NHS providers rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.