University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

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High profile director hired by trust to lead recovery from scandal


A trust which has been at the centre of a series of scandals over the last year has appointed a former regional director as its group chief medical officer.

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Trust pauses EPR go live amid roll out problems


A large teaching trust has delayed the launch of its new electronic patient record system, with no new date yet set.

David Loughton

40-year CEO chooses not to ‘keep going forever’


A group CEO who is one of the longest-serving leaders in the NHS is retiring after four decades as a chief executive.


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actions — citing difficulties securing enough shifts to safely staff services — were not approved, and in one case withdrawn by the British Medical Association.


Modernisation Agency chief returns to lead improvement drive


The director of the Modernisation Agency in the early 2000s is returning to lead a new national service improvement drive, NHS England has announced, while asking systems and providers to “baseline” their improvement needs and capability.

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Poverty and clinical need both key when prioritising patients for treatment says NHSE lead


Factors like deprivation should be considered in prioritising waiting lists, NHS England’s inequalities director has said, but in a ‘very sophisticated, thoughtful way’ alongside clinical need and waiting times.

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Big rise in trusts ‘red rated’ for infant mortality


Nearly a fifth of trusts providing maternity care have been red rated for their infant mortality rates in a national audit.

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Public do not support plans to prioritise patients based on ethnicity and deprivation


There is little public support for prioritising waiting lists based on factors such as ethnicity, deprivation or lifestyle habits, despite a growing number of trusts exploring such an approach, new research has found.

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The seemingly fair principle that is driving NHS inequality


Co-authors Sally Gainsbury and Polly Mitchell highlight the need to tackle the “first come, first served” reality in the health service.

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Trusts reveal thousands of new 12-hour waits


Several trusts have now started reporting thousands of 12-hour waits in their emergency departments, representing a huge difference to the numbers published nationally under a slightly different measure.


Middle-class patients to wait longer for care under health inequalities project


Dozens of NHS trusts are looking to adopt new software which can take health inequalities into account when prioritising patients for elective care.

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Recovery Watch: NHSE’s elective strategy is ‘fuelling inequality’


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.


Trust chief: Manager ‘bootcamps’ helped eliminate two-year waiters


The chief executive of one of the first teaching trusts in the country to have eliminated two-year waiters for elective care has said there is ‘no magic to it’ and it can be replicated elsewhere.

Trusts routinely bank income as ‘savings’, contrary to NHSE claim


Financial data obtained by HSJ shows trusts have routinely used additional income received from NHS commissioners to boost their reported ‘cost improvements’ – despite regulators claiming this did not happen.

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Why we're offering compassionate leave for miscarriage and fertility treatment


Donna Griffiths discusses how putting the focus on the wellbeing of employees during challenging times and introducing support packages and policies can make a powerful impact.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Digital Clinical Transformation Award


The digital pathway helps people with severe mental illness to plan and manage their own care, supported by a platform that brings all the tools together in one place. This allows the patient to dynamically interact with the people and organisations involved in their care and to move seamlessly between ...

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements


Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.

Exclusive: NHS pleas for covid upgrade funds went unmet ahead of second wave


Local NHS requests for hundreds of millions of pounds of government funding to help deal with covid pressures have gone unanswered throughout the pandemic, an HSJ investigation has found.