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High profile director hired by trust to lead recovery from scandal


A trust which has been at the centre of a series of scandals over the last year has appointed a former regional director as its group chief medical officer.

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HSJ Awards 2023: NHS Race Equality Award



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Recovery Watch: The trusts slipping the most on PM’s pledge


Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.

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Exclusive: Government and NHS in talks over £1bn funding gap


Government is in talks with national NHS leaders over how to fill an urgent funding gap of at least £1bn this financial year, HSJ has learned, as new analysis shows all 42 local integrated care systems were behind their own plans less than halfway through 2023-24.

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Trust staff ‘disrespected’ and ‘pushed beyond their capacity’, review concludes


A review which captured the views of thousands of staff at one of the largest NHS trusts has found many feel ‘unsupported, disrespected and pushed beyond their capacity’.


Police dropping most mental health calls ‘could cost NHS £260m’


The national rollout of a new policing model scaling back officers’ responses to mental health incidents could cost the NHS around £260m, a trust chief executive has told MPs.


Exec clear-out at teaching trust revealed


A major teaching trust confirmed an overhaul of its executive team today, including the sudden announcement that its chief medical officer is leaving.


‘Insecure’ junior medics ‘crying every day’ in ‘chaotic’ department


Delays in patient care and a lack of consultant support have left junior medics fearing for their mental health, an NHS England investigation has discovered.


Challenged trust fails to complete ‘hospital CEOs’ recruitment


A struggling teaching trust has appointed three new executives, but failed to recruit two hospital-level CEOs as planned, HSJ has learned.

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All but two ICSs publish new five-year plans


All but two integrated care systems have published new five-year ‘forward plans’, setting out how they will attempt to recover health services, improve health and wellbeing and mitigate inequalities.

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CQC to inspect first ICSs this summer


The Care Quality Commission has revealed the first two integrated care systems that it will inspect, as part of a pilot, this summer.

Digital innovation

Revealed: First ICS digital maturity ratings


HSJ  can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.


Under-fire trust’s former COO appointed group chief executive


The former chief operating officer of a struggling teaching trust has been appointed as its new group chief executive.


‘Misogyny’ and ‘medical patriarchy’ widespread at major trust, reports find


A major teaching trust is dominated by a ‘medical patriarchy’, while ‘misogynistic behaviour’ is a regular occurrence, two investigations have discovered.


Fresh review into ‘doctors being bullied with regulatory referrals’


Investigators have begun a further review of how a major trust handles disciplinary and professional standards cases, including allegations leaders had targeted some doctors with referrals to the medical regulator, HSJ has learned.


Trust cuts a fifth of exec team amid leadership concerns


One of the NHS’s biggest trusts is cutting 20 per cent of its executive board roles, HSJ has learned.

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‘Devastated’ director quits after ‘bullying’ row with consultants


A trust director has stepped down after a row with consultants about the leadership culture within her department, HSJ  has learned.


Bullying culture trust seeks ‘fair and supportive’ CEO


A struggling trust has started recruitment for its new substantive chief executive, after a review found its leadership had become ‘overzealous and coercive’.

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Intervention at major trust as junior doctors flag patient safety risks


Trainee medics in a troubled maternity department have flagged concerns with national regulators over the safety of patients, it has emerged.

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Revealed: the tenfold regional difference in access to GP records


Fewer than one in 10 GP practices offers patients access to their records in several areas of England, with significant variation across England, six months ahead of a new deadline.