Whittington Health NHS Trust


Updated: the trusts seeing the fastest growth in covid patients

Hospitals in the north, midlands and west are now seeing rapid increases in covid patients, while there is an easing for some in the south and east.


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.

child health

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.

Houses of Parliament

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.


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.

Breast cancer radiology

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.


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.

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

Interim appointed after trust chair’s sudden departure

A north London trust has appointed a non-executive director as interim chair after its chair stepped down three months early.

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Trust chair leaves three months early

A trust chair has stepped down three months before the end of his term.


Exclusive: Trust ‘mired in grievance culture’

A probe into bullying and harassment at a hospital trust has criticised a “cosy” executive team “unable to challenge themselves or others”.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: 'Closer working'

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

lung cancer

Whistleblowing case reveals infighting concerns over 'unsafe' unit

A hospital trust delayed making changes to a “dysfunctional” cancer unit because staff were against closer working with a neighbour, evidence to a tribunal has alleged.