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ICS sets balanced budget to avoid NHS England sanctions


System leaders in Yorkshire have said their decision to set a balanced financial plan instead of a deficit was shaped by the ‘tactics’ of engaging with NHS England, including the threat of potential sanctions.


Ex-council boss appointed trust chair


Yorkshire Ambulance Service has appointed a new chair, who will join the organisation from an acute trust.

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Ex-hospital chief takes over new trust


A former acute boss is returning to NHS management to lead a mental health and community services trust.


Married trust CEO and ICS chair pair to step down


A mental health trust CEO has announced she is to retire after a 35-year career in the NHS, while her husband is also leaving his ICS chair role at the end of the year.

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Trusts locked into Russian gas contracts for another year


Several NHS trusts will remain locked into contracts with Russian energy giant Gazprom until April 2023, HSJ understands.

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Russian-owned energy firm supplies at least 11 NHS trusts


At least 11 trusts have paid just over £4m to a Russian government-owned energy supplier in the current financial year, while 17 paid the company £17m the year before, HSJ analysis shows.

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Exclusive: Key NHS long-term plan target to be missed ‘due to covid’


The NHS is set to miss a major national target to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements within mental health by the end of March, HSJ can reveal.

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Creating a freedom to speak up culture with real heart


Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber FT, the winner of the Freedom to Speak up Organisation of the Year at the 2019 HSJ Awards, has ensured a FTSU culture has spread throughout the organisation and the region, says Jennifer Trueland

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First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX


Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.

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HSJ Awards 2019: Freedom to speak up organisation of the year


WINNER: Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Foundation Trust – Developing Compassionate “Speak Up” cultures – within and across systems

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Revealed: The trusts which successfully challenged their CQC ratings


Three NHS providers successfully challenged the Care Quality Commission to improve their draft inspection rating last year.


Revealed: The trusts testing the new A&E targets


NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.

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Former Southern Health director takes up new executive role


A former regional adviser for the Care Quality Commission has been appointed executive medical director at a community and mental health trust.

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CCG chief officer quits as STP lead


The chief officer of a CCG rated outstanding is stepping down as lead of a STP with the lowest rating.


Nursing assistant guilty of claiming pay for bogus shifts


A mental health trust has introduced a new rostering system after a nursing assistant claimed for more than £7,600 for bank shifts he did not work.

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STP sets publication date after MPs appeal for openness


Health leaders in the north have set a date for publishing their sustainability and transformation plan, following calls for transparency from the region’s MPs.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust


Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full


This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.

Northern Lincolnshire bodies create elderly care team


Health and social care bodies across Northern Lincolnshire have used a £1.3m tranche of their Better Care Fund money to create a multi-disciplinary team to focus on care for frail elderly patients.

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Trust monitors mental health unit following suicides


PERFORMANCE: Clinical governance experts are examining whether an action plan is being followed at a mental health unit where six inpatients took their own lives while on leave between April and December 2013.