NHS Yorkshire and the Humber


Leaders appointed in four more ICSs

Four more chairs have been announced for the new ‘integrated care boards’, which are set to take on commissioning budgets for each health system from April.

Sharon Mays

Troubled trust appoints new chair

A mental health trust which is in NHS England’s ‘recovery support programme’ has appointed a new chair.


Private ambulance firm deregistered by CQC

A private ambulance company which provided patient transport services for the NHS has been deregistered by the Care Quality Commission.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Busy A&E starts directing patients to alternatives up to 30 miles away

A hospital has started directing people who turn up at accident and emergency with less serious problems to other services, including one more than 30 miles away.

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Covid hospital occupancy hits new high for summer wave

The number of covid patients in English hospitals has hit a new high in this summer’s wave, leaping sharply over the weekend.

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Hospitals dilute ICU nurse ratios as staff absences soar

Hospitals in covid hotspots have been forced to start diluting their nurse-to-patient ratios in critical care units, after seeing staff absence levels soar in recent weeks.


Shake-up of ‘new hospitals’ project after construction capacity concerns

The official leading the government’s flagship hospital building programme has admitted ‘the brakes have come on’ for some of the frontrunner projects, with some having to revisit their designs due to new requirements.

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NHSE to publish the carbon footprint of every trust and ICS

NHS England will publish each integrated care system’s carbon footprint before October, under plans to track progress against the health service’s sustainability programme.


Deaths of covid hospital patients hit record low

The deaths of covid positive patients in English hospitals has hit a record low.


Ex-health minister to chair trust

A former public health minister has been appointed chair of a mental health trust.

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Covid admissions began rising before pubs re-opened, new data shows

Weekly covid hospital admissions increased the day before the latest step in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, according to analysis of NHS England data.


Covid patients in hospital declining much faster in south and east than in north

The number of covid positive hospital patients is dropping almost twice as fast in the south and east than it is in the north.

York Hospital

Nurse who sent CEOs ‘potentially threatening’ emails told to pay trust £17k in legal costs

A nurse who sent ‘potentially threatening’ emails to two chief executives has been told to pay her former trust £17,000 in costs after a judge labelled her conduct ‘vexatious’.


Exclusive: GPs’ survey finds race discrimination in NHS treatment of primary care

A survey of an area’s GPs and other primary care staff found those from a minority ethnic background feel they are less involved in decision making and less respected by their colleagues, according to results shared with HSJ.

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Still a third more patients in critical care than last winter

The number of critical care patients in England is still significantly more than was seen last year, despite occupancy coming down across the country, HSJ analysis shows.

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Exclusive: Sharp drop in patient goodwill towards NHS since autumn

Patient positivity about NHS hospital services suffered a sharp drop during the autumn, and satisfaction with access is now well below pre-pandemic levels, according to analysis exclusively shared with HSJ.

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Ten ICUs where ‘super surge’ occupancy remains stubbornly high

Critical care occupancy remains stubbornly high at 10 trusts which still have around double the number of patients they had capacity for last winter, HSJ can reveal.

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The 19 health systems with less than 5pc of beds available for non-covid patients

Nearly half of England’s health systems have scant space in general hospitals for non-covid patients as they juggle beds between covid and non-covid services while running at high occupancy rates, an HSJ analysis of NHS data shows.

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CCG blasts NHS England’s ‘significant lack of insight’ in legislation plan

A clinical commissioning group has told NHS England its proposal to abolish CCGs shows a “significant lack of insight” and could “distract from, rather than support, the other changes and progress which are needed”.


Exclusive: Critically ill covid patients moved between hospitals in record numbers

The number of critically ill covid-19 patients being transferred between hospitals under pressure from the third wave of the pandemic is on course to hit a record high in January, HSJ can reveal.