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Why the Treasury said ‘no’ to the NHS’s extra £1bn ask


Treasury scepticism about NHS funding is ever more engrained. Local and national NHS leaders can help change it, argues Chris Thomas.

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Major trust’s ‘outstanding’ rating suspended after well-led review


An ‘outstanding’ hospital trust has had its Care Quality Commission rating suspended, in a rare step by the regulator, due to ‘significant discrepancies’ between the current assessment and findings at a recent inspection.


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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NHS ‘net zero’ push endangered by lack of funding, claims trust


A major hospital trust which was the first NHS organisation to declare a ‘climate emergency’ has said lack of national funding is undermining the ‘transformational change’ needed for the service to achieve its net zero targets


Thousands of letters ‘lost’ by trust’s IT system


A major trust has launched an investigation as thousands of letters from senior doctors to GPs and patients have been ‘lost’ due to an IT problem.

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Shelford trusts now paying consultants up to £269 an hour to cover strike night shifts


Seven of the 10 largest teaching trusts are understood to have acquiesced to demands by the British Medical Association to pay consultants higher overtime rates for covering August’s junior doctors’ strike.


Revealed: 60pc of trusts have a ‘first-time’ CEO


Nearly two-thirds of trusts have a ‘first-time’ chief executive, while one-third of the sector’s CEOs have been in their current post for 18 months or less, following a period of remarkable turnover since the covid crisis.


Strike exemption requests not approved despite staffing concerns


Updated: Several trusts’ requests for exemptions from junior doctors’ strike actions — citing difficulties securing enough shifts to safely staff services — were not approved, and in one case withdrawn by the British Medical Association.


Major trust chief executive to step down


The chief executive of a major acute trust, who has held leadership positions in the NHS for almost two decades, has announced her resignation.


‘Unreserved apology’ issued to national cancer director over ‘dishonest’ claim


Newcastle Hospitals Foundation Trust deputy chief executive Andy Welch, has issued an ‘unreserved apology’ over his public criticism of remarks made by NHSE national cancer director Dame Cally Palmer.

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Outstanding trust handed warning notice


An ‘outstanding’ rated acute trust has been served a warning notice to make ‘significant and immediate improvements’ to the quality of care to people with mental health needs and learning disabilities.


Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target


Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.

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HSJ Awards 2022: Towards Net Zero Award



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Revealed: NHS England’s list of trusts with worst elective and cancer problems


Almost a third of acute trusts have been identified by NHS England as being ‘at risk’ of missing key targets for electives and cancer recovery, with some facing ‘periodic calls between ministers and CEOs’, HSJ can reveal.

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Clinician empowerment is the key to transforming eye care services


Dr Peter Morgan-Warren, BMBCh MA(Oxon) PhD FRCOphth, Therapy Area Head for Ophthalmology at Bayer plc., discusses how involving clinicians in local policy decisions is crucial to improving eye care for patients across the country

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Spending on regulation has ‘gone too far’, says NHSE chief


Sir David Sloman has said the proportion of the NHS budget being spent on regulation has ‘gone too far’ and needs to be shifted to frontline services.

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Intensive care units for children not meeting standards, says NHSE report


Three intensive care units for children are not meeting standards for co-located services, a national report has found.


Trusts failing on waiting list ask told to ‘get act together’


Trusts have been told to ‘get their act together’ on health inequalities, after HSJ research suggested only a small minority have so far published data on disparities in waiting times between different patient groups.

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Sky high hospital covid infections underline risk of IPC relaxation


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 correspondent Matt Discombe.