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HSJ Podcast: Mackey’s next move


Sir Jim Mackey is moving on from Northumbria Healthcare FT after 18 years and taking the top job at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals FT. This week we discuss what this means for the NHS in the North East and also for NHSE, where he will be leaving his chief operating ...

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Mackey moves to Newcastle as NHSE appoints new COO


Sir Jim Mackey has been named the new chief executive of Newcastle Hospitals, and a Number 10 official will return to NHS England to take over his role as interim chief operating officer, it has been announced.

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More hips replaced in private hospitals than in NHS


The number of NHS-funded hip replacements carried out last year remained well below pre-covid levels, while the total funded privately nearly doubled to cover the shortfall, new data reveals.

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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.


Mackey: regulation of NHS managers ‘is coming’


A national NHS leader has said regulation of managers ‘is coming’, and the service should ‘just go with it and make it as effective’ as possible.

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The future of learning in the health sector


Innovation and adaptability are key to the success of learning and development in healthcare. Professor Debbie Porteous shares how their dynamic approach to professional development is meeting the changing needs and requirements of the sector

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Trusts must hit new A&E target to access capital fund


Trusts ‘over-delivering’ on two emergency care targets this winter will be awarded a share of a new £150m capital fund, NHS England has announced.


Trust withheld key details of deaths, review finds


An ambulance service has pledged to overhaul how it makes disclosures to coroners after a review found that details of care failings were withheld in a number of cases.

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Acute trust plans sixfold expansion of domiciliary care service


A leading acute trust which made the pioneering move of becoming a direct provider of social care last year is planning a major expansion of its services.

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Mackey’s trust to fund bonus payments in ‘surprise move’


A trust led by a national director has agreed to make bonus payments to workers on its staff bank, despite there being ‘no obligation’ and the government refusing to fund it.

Sir James Mackey, Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

ICSs failed to find alternatives despite ‘shock and panic’ over PbR


Local systems failed to come up with realistic alternatives to bringing back payment by results for planned care despite an initial ‘panic’ around its return, according to NHS England’s elective recovery boss.

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Sloman and Ferris to leave NHS England


Two top-level NHS England directors have announced they are leaving the organisation after about two years in their current posts.

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Forty trusts are set elective target less ambitious than last year


NHS trusts have been given targets to increase elective activity that range from 103 per cent of pre-pandemic levels to nearly 130 per cent, internal data seen by HSJ reveals.

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From curious barbers to pioneering clinicians - how does responsible AI improve patient care?


Dr Umang Patel emphasises that with AI, we stand at the start-line of a new professional era for clinicians

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Revealed: First trust CEO to receive £300,000 base salary


Many of the highest paid trust chiefs now have two executive roles, including the first permanent NHS CEO to be paid a base salary of more than £300,000 a year, HSJ analysis reveals.


Exclusive: the trusts offering thousands of staff inferior pensions


Trusts are regularly denying staff employed by their wholly owned subsidiary companies access to the NHS pension and providing them with schemes which are significantly less generous.

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HSJ’s 10 most read integration stories of 2022


As we get ready to say goodbye to 2022, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read integration stories of the year.

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Building firm agrees £100m settlement for hospital ‘defects’


A construction firm has agreed to pay around £100m to an NHS trust after structural defects were found at one of its hospitals, HSJ understands.

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The Integrator: Still trying to tackle discharge delays


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.

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North by North West: Cutting staff numbers in ICBs


Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.