Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Revealed: The worst trusts for long discharge delays


The trusts with the most patients waiting at least a week after they are ‘ready’ to be discharged can be identified for the first time, following publication of new NHS England data.


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.

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Two trusts added to NHSE list of providers at ‘high risk’


Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.

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‘National improvement board’ to be set up by NHS England


NHS England has launched a new framework for quality improvement and delivery, including a national board that will pick a ‘small number of shared national priorities’.

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Two ex-acute CEOs brought in to fix ICS’s elective problem


Two former acute trust CEOs have been brought in to help with the elective recovery in the integrated care system with the highest number of patients waiting a long time for treatment.

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Exclusive: Ambulance crews urged to conserve oxygen


Ambulance staff are being urged to conserve oxygen supplies because of a national shortage of small cylinders used both on ambulances and in some A&E departments.

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‘Four-hour rush’ continuing at top A&Es


Hospital trusts are still treating many patients just before the four-hour A&E target deadline, whose proposed abolition was reversed by government yesterday, HSJ analysis has revealed.

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Systems push back on NHS England’s ‘financial break even’ ask


Multiple health systems are pushing back on their financial targets for 2022-23 and seeking to negotiate more ‘realistic’ plans with NHS, HSJ  understands.

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HSJ Awards 2021: Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year


WINNER: Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust

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Trusts recruit extra midwives as baby boom hits


Trusts in the South East are recruiting additional midwives as this year’s birth rates soar, with an increase of more than 20 per cent in women booking to give birth at one trust.


New chief executive appointed at ‘outstanding’ trust


An ‘outstanding’ trust has announced it has appointed a new chief executive.


‘Secretive’ safety findings set to be revealed direct to CQC


The Care Quality Commission may in future be notified when ‘secretive’ external reviews have looked at patient safety issues within trusts.

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Chief executive of ‘outstanding’ trust to step down after more than a decade


The chief executive of an “outstanding” trust is to retire this autumn after 11 years in the post.


Watchdog forced to hand over NHS staff names in safety failure cases


A national safety watchdog has been forced to release almost 100 pieces of evidence, including from NHS staff, after being ordered to by courts.

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Hospital hosts others’ surgeons so cancer ops can go ahead


A specialist trust has freed up 29 theatre sessions a week so cancer surgery from nearby providers can continue during the covid pandemic.

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Hospital warns it may become ‘impossible’ to stop patients catching covid


A trust has warned it may reach a ‘tipping point’ where it is ‘impossible’ to separate covid positive and negative patients.

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Exclusive: Review launched after ‘injustices suffered by BAME staff’


A clinical commissioning group has ordered an independent review of its culture after what is described as “injustices experienced by black Asian and minority ethic colleagues” during the covid pandemic.

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How a culture of improvement powered health systems’ response to covid-19


A culture of continuous improvement underpins two health systems, which has enabled them to unlock capacity and energise their workforce in the face of a pandemic

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HSIB sped up investigations amid coroner’s concern


The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has changed its processes after it was criticised by a coroner for taking too long to complete its investigations into the death of a newborn baby – and potentially holding up improvements within the trust involved.

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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.