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London Eye: Missing the police


Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.


HSJ Podcast: The rise and rise of the hospital group


As an increasing number of hospitals appoint shared CEOs and chairs – and more large “groups” are created – we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to this new(ish) way of running things.


Single ‘group’ team will run seven hospitals


Two major trusts have announced they will move to a single executive team and board over the next 18 months, across the seven hospitals they operate.

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Exclusive: Site-level A&E performance revealed for the first time


The true scale of poor performance against the four-hour waiting time target at individual A&E sites, which is often masked by the official trust-level data, has been laid bare for the first time by information acquired by HSJ.


ICS calls in turnaround director after plunging £70m into the red


An integrated care system has brought in a financial turnaround director after racking up an unplanned deficit of more than £70m in the first five months of the 2023-24 financial year.


London Eye: The never-ending strike


Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

Tony Chambers

Teaching trust reviewing decisions made under Letby CEO


A trust which hired the former chief executive of the Countess of Chester Hospital as an interim CEO has launched a review of decisions about safety and whistleblowing taken under his leadership.

Matthew Trainer Chief Executive

Every acute in ICS to use the same EPR after £44m deal


One of the last trusts in London to move away from paper records has named Oracle Cerner as its preferred electronic patient record supplier in a 10-year deal worth £44m.

Richard Murray

NHSE must target cash-rich trusts for savings, as well as strugglers, says ex-DH boss


Regulators are trying to squeeze cost savings out of some of the most financially challenged trusts and should focus more heavily on organisations with healthier balance sheets, says a former Department of Health director.

Tony Chambers

Concerns raised over Letby trust CEO before new appointment


Governors at a trust which hired the former chief executive of the Countess of Chester Hospital midway through the trial of Lucy Letby had raised concerns about his appointment, HSJ understands.


Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund


Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.

Matthew Trainer Chief Executive

‘We had too few managers’ says chief who is improving ‘worst A&E’


The chief of the trust which has consistently propped up England’s four-hour table has told HSJ about the importance of having enough managers, after the provider moved out of the bottom 10 performers on the target.


CQC names worst trusts for experience in A&E


The Care Quality Commission has named the trusts which have performed ‘worse than expected’ on patient experience in urgent and emergency care.

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HSJ Podcast: Who’s to blame for the latest A&E crisis?


A ‘shocking’ volume of mental health patients are attending A&E but whose fault is it – and what is the solution?


‘Shocking’ A&E with ‘police everywhere you look’ must be solved, says director


A former national director has expressed her shock at visiting an accident and emergency department struggling with record numbers of mental health patients accompanied by police officers, and warned the issue needs an “absolute solution” from the area’s mental health trusts.

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The Integrator: Will this winter be better or worse?


Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.


London gives way on consultant strike cover pay


London trusts have been told they can pay almost triple the usual rate for consultant cover during this week’s junior doctors’ strike.

University College London Hospital

Exclusive: Leaked data reveals ‘distressing’ scale of ‘unacceptable’ A&E waits


One in five cases in which patients attend A&E needing mental healthcare are spending more than 12 hours in the department – at least double the rate of patients with physical health problems.

Emergency workforce

One in 10 A&E patients waits 12hrs, long-hidden data reveals


Around 10 per cent of the 1.2 million accident and emergency attendees in February waited 12 hours or more, newly published NHS England data has revealed, laying bare the true extent of the NHS’s emergency care crisis.


The Download: NHSE makes aeroplane tech a key priority


The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week written by correspondent Joe Talora. Contact HSJ in confidence here.