Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Emergency, service redesign, A&E

Revealed: Official data masking long waits for the sickest patients


Several trusts are failing to admit their sickest emergency patients in a timely fashion, despite performing well in official waiting time statistics, HSJ can reveal.

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Why virtual wards matter


Virtual wards offer a crucial solution to NHS capacity challenges, and enabling innovative and personalised nursing care, writes Natasha Phillips

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Three patients died after ambulance transfer delays from private hospital


Three patients died after delayed transfers from a private hospital within a nine-month period, coroner’s findings reveal.

Prof Lesley Dwyer

Australian CEO returns to lead challenged trust


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed former Medway FT boss Lesley Dwyer as chief executive, HSJ has learned.

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Major blow to NHSE recovery plan as 65-week waits rise


The number of elective care waits over 65 weeks rose by nearly 13,000 between July and August – the biggest monthly increase in over two years, according to official data published today.

Theatre pressures

Seven trusts relegated to NHSE’s poorest performers group


Seven trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of providers with the worst elective and cancer problems, putting the number of organisations in the ‘tier 1’ group back into double figures – and five leaving it, HSJ has learned.

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NHSE names two new directors


NHS England has named two directors for new posts as part of its ongoing restructure.


A&E handover delays ‘still getting worse at some hospitals’


Ambulance chiefs say handover delays have got worse at some trusts in recent months, despite the picture improving nationally since last winter.

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Three trusts pick US firm for £150m EPR scheme


Three acute trusts in one of the NHS’s least digitally mature health economies have hired US firm Meditech to provide a single electronic patient record under a contract worth around £155m.

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Senior trust CEO takes on top job at second major trust


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.

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Teaching hospital CEO leaving to take NHSE role


The chief executive of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust is leaving the provider to take on a senior role at NHS England.

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‘Good’ maternity unit downgraded to ‘inadequate’


A Norfolk hospital’s maternity services have been downgraded from ‘good’ to ‘inadequate’, with warnings raised about the safety and quality of care provided.

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New number one trust CEO revealed


The overarching theme of HSJ’s 2023 ranking of the NHS’s leading provider trust chief executives is one of change. Twenty-four of the names in the top 50 are new when compared to the 2022 list, although some have appeared in the rankings during previous years.

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ICS plans £100m tech investment alongside new EPR


One of the NHS’s most challenged health systems has made plans to invest around £100m on IT projects over the next three years, in addition to an electronic patient record across three trusts.

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‘Digital desert’ gets go-ahead for £155m records system


Three acute trusts are set to launch a tender process to sign up a provider for an ambitious electronic patient record system spanning all their hospitals, with the contract valued at around £155m, HSJ  has learned.


Revealed: Four trusts added to NHSE ‘help list’


NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.


Nine trusts account for third of ambulance ‘hours lost’


Nine acute trusts accounted for a third of all ‘hours lost’ to ambulance handover delays last week, according to new data.

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Five trusts outsource their back office in £20m deal


Five trusts within an integrated care system have outsourced their back office functions to NHS Shared Business Services.

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Recovery Watch: Elective recovery in a challenged rural area


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.