Embattled Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed a new interim chief executive just a week after incumbent Stuart Richardson stood down.
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.
The chief executive of one of the NHS’s most troubled trusts is standing down following sustained criticism about the leadership team’s efforts to turn around the organisation.
More than half of integrated care systems have managed to cut their rates of delayed discharges this year, but performance worsened in 16 ICSs.
The deputy leader of a trust rated ‘inadequate’ by a health watchdog four times in the past decade has admitted the necessary changes to its culture may take a further four years.
HSJ can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.
East Suffolk and North East Essex Foundation Trust chief executive Nick Hulme has been appointed interim chief at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals FT, the trusts have announced.
An independent review has raised concerns about a mental health trust’s reporting systems, including what appeared to be a large number of patient deaths shortly after leaving the trust’s care.
Four NHS chief executives were among those recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours, along with public health leaders and safety campaigners.
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.
Six integrated care systems have not held any public meetings of their ‘partnership’ boards – and nine have not published any ICP meetings or papers – nearly a year after they were set up.
NHS England has demanded recovery plans from six systems with a poor record on delivering urgent cancer checks.
Options around the future of a troubled mental health trust are set to be presented to ministers by the end of next month.
A troubled trust has most likely secured a reprieve from being broken up after the Care Quality Commission upgraded its rating, but its leaders accept they still have a ‘long way to go’.
A mental health trust has received a warning from the Care Quality Commission over staff sleeping on duty and other serious concerns.
NHS England has been criticised by national auditors after a spate of unauthorised payoffs to departing commissioning staff, and warned that the move to integrated care boards may bring more.
Hospitals are ‘horrible’ and unsafe places, which should be avoided ‘unless you really need to be there’, a longstanding trust chief executive has argued.
An inspection of a hospital has found all wards were understaffed, while ‘tearful [and] exhausted’ clinicians raised patient safety concerns to the regulator.
West Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed a new substantive chief executive just over a year after Steve Dunn stood down from the role following a protracted bullying scandal.