NHS East Midlands

David Loughton

CEO says lives were lost as he was ‘leant on’ to delay covid restrictions

A trust chief says he was “leant on from a big height” to delay visiting restrictions at the start of the coronavirus pandemic - a decision which he believes could have cost 25 lives.

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Revealed: the first 11 healthcare systems to be judged on collaboration

The Care Quality Commission has launched rapid reviews of how well local health systems are collaborating.

Kettering general hospital

Police launch investigation into alleged waiting list fix

A Midlands hospital is under police investigation for allegedly manipulating waiting list figures.

Cases continue to rise in North and Midlands

ealth economies in the North and Midlands are seeing rising or persistently high covid-19 case rates while a health system in the South West is showing a notable increase in cases.

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A&Es told: prepare for 4 July like it’s New Year’s Eve

Hospitals are planning for surges in A&E “similar to that of new year’s eve” on the night of 4 July, when pubs and restaurants are due to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, HSJ has learned.


Hospital deaths falling at fastest rate yet

Deaths from covid-19 in England’s hospitals are declining at the fastest rate yet, as the whole South West region sees one death in seven days.

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Restoration delayed as trusts wait for covid cash

There is growing frustration from local leaders over delays in accessing covid-19 capital funds – despite government assurances the NHS would get “whatever it needs”.

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Incoming HEE chief: ‘White leaders under pressure’ to prove black lives matter

The NHS must directly confront the issue of “white privilege”, take responsibility for the fact that some from a minority ethnic background believe the service contains “racist” organisations, and stop looking for reasons not to tackle discrimination, leading NHS figures have told HSJ.


Revealed: Three regions overtake London on ‘excess’ deaths

Three regions have now overtaken London on the rate of “excess deaths” since the start of the coronavirus pandemic – suggesting increased attention and financial support should be given to these areas.


Patients received ‘derogatory’ treatment at women’s unit

Inspectors have placed a women’s mental health service into special measures after patients were said to have been subjected to “inappropriate” and “derogatory” treatment by staff.

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Large GP network at risk of collapsing over ‘private conversation’ row

A primary care network with 80,000 patients is at risk of collapsing following a dispute over resources.

David Pearson

Government calls in ICS chair to plot next steps for social care

The chair of an integrated care system and former local authority director has been appointed as the lead of a new government covid-19 social care taskforce.

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Updated: US data mining firm looks to expand NHS role

A US data mining firm has offered NHS England two covid-19 tracking programmes in conjunction with local commissioners, HSJ has learned.

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At least 23 nationalities among NHS staff killed by covid

A unique analysis of data on 203 publicly reported deaths of health and social care workers from covid-19, shows a significant over-representation of BAME individuals. This is the third article in a series produced by Lesa Kearney, Simon Lennane, Ella Woodman, Emira Kursumovic and Tim Cook

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Regional spread of returning NHS staff does not match virus demand

The region with the highest number of returning NHS staff has more than six times as many as the region with the lowest number, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: The hospitals facing most pressure to meet coronavirus demand

New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor


Coronavirus deaths mapped: 13 trusts see 50 per cent of fatalities

Seventy-two trusts had recorded at least one coronavirus death on Sunday, an increase of 15 on Friday.

Andrew Morgan July 2019

‘We’ve normalised the unacceptable’, says embattled trust CEO

The chief executive of an embattled trust has told HSJ the organisation has sometimes been guilty of normalising the “unacceptable”, after regulators decided it should remain in special measures.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

CEO apologises for ‘inadequate’ A&E care

A hospital trust chief in Lincolnshire has apologised to patients after two emergency departments were given the lowest rating by inspectors for the second time in a year.

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Unit shut down after damning inspection report

Inspectors have highlighted a series of failings at an independent provider, including children being dragged across the floor.