Whittington Health NHS Trust

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London Eye: A different picture

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Digital Clinical Transformation Award

The digital pathway helps people with severe mental illness to plan and manage their own care, supported by a platform that brings all the tools together in one place. This allows the patient to dynamically interact with the people and organisations involved in their care and to move seamlessly between ...

Money, cash and notes

More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads

Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

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London ‘creaking’ under pressure of covid surge, warns trust boss

Trusts are ‘creaking’ across London as they address the latest surge of covid patients and mounting non-covid activity, according to a medical director at a major London trust.

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Hospital brings cleaning and catering in-house to ‘support minority ethnic communities’

An acute trust has brought their cleaning and catering contracts back in house to boost workforce equality and support staff from minority ethnic communities.

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Specialist trust appoints new chief executive

A specialist London trust has appointed a new chief executive.

Covid-19

Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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Exclusive: Leaks reveal record waits for emergency care due to covid pressures

Very long waits for emergency hospital care have surged in London since mid December, due to a rapid rise in covid-19 admissions combined with limited capacity, according to figures leaked to HSJ.

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Two paediatric EDs in region to close for the winter

Two of the five paediatric emergency departments in north central London are to close through the winter, HSJ has learnt.

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Hancock’s performance to be given a ‘CQC-style’ rating

The parliamentary committee led by Jeremy Hunt will subject health ministers to a “CQC style ratings system”, as part of a new way of scrutinising the Department of Health and Social Care.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The capital’s toughest week yet?

fEssential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

Trust wins court battle after firm’s challenge over abandoned contract

The High Court has today ruled in favour of a trust in a legal battle over the provider’s decision to pull out of a public-private estates tie-up.

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NHS looks to grab private sector work with major reconfiguration

A health system is proposing to consolidate seven NHS units that deliver inpatient elective orthopaedic surgery into two — aimed partly at capturing activity from the private sector.

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Healthwatch chief waits over an hour for transport company to answer call

A logistics company awarded a patient transport contract has been heavily criticised after a local Healthwatch chief executive spent more than an hour waiting for them to answer the phone.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Corporate whistleblowing

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

Trust chair accused NHSI of ‘lacking backbone’ over estates project

An acute trust chair accused NHS Improvement of lacking “backbone” over an estates project that was allegedly scrapped due to political pressure from Jeremy Corbyn, court papers have revealed.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: A clear path?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

Teaching hospital chair to also run neighbouring trust

The chair of one of England’s biggest teaching hospital trusts will also chair its smaller neighbour from next April.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

Technology

NHSX senior adviser: Slow IT at your trust? Quit

A senior NHSX technology adviser has urged clinicians to move to more digitally-advanced trusts if they are unhappy with their current workplace’s technology.