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Why putting a cinema in a hospital works


Colin Lawrence, CEO, MediCinema gives an insight into how the charity MediCinema boosts the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of hospital patients and their families

Dr Liz Bishop

Two trusts in city with ‘hospital for every part of body’ to merge CEO role


The city with five separate specialist trusts will see two of its trusts share a single chief executive from early next year.


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.

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Failure to support staff with kids is costing NHS millions


NHS trusts need to prioritise working parents in their workforce by fostering inclusive environments, flexibility, and leadership support to retain talent and enhance patient care, writes Verena Hefti

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Revealed: the trusts with the highest locum usage


The heavy reliance of mental health trusts on locum doctors has been laid bare by new research suggesting four of the five trusts with the highest locum usage were providers from this sector.

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North by North West: PwC to review system’s ‘£800m deficit’


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Trust merger ‘bedevilled with problems’, says key proponent


One of the key proponents of a major trust merger has told HSJ its implementation has been “bedevilled with problems”, and that leaders have so far failed to deliver its benefits.


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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Trust’s future under question as specialist service shut down


NHS England is closing the current gender identity clinic for children and young people following a critical independent review, replacing it with two new services in London and the North West of England.

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North by North West: Regulator intervenes on ‘chaotic’ A&E


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NHSE prompts ICS review of city’s hospitals


NHS England has asked for an independent review to look into the configuration of hospital services in a city with six separate acute and specialist trusts.

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£2bn ‘hospital group’ under discussion


The prospect of creating a £2bn ‘group’ of hospital providers in Liverpool is under formal discussion, senior sources have told HSJ.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Paediatric Care Initiative of the Year


The Asthma and Wheeze Project is overseen by the integrated borough-based partnership “Tower Hamlets Together” and sought to significantly reduce non-elective admissions of children and young people with asthma and wheeze to the Royal London Hospital. As a system the project mapped the primary and secondary drivers for admissions and ...

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North by North West: Trust reviews all specialties amid 'hidden' patient concerns


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HSJ Awards 2020: Digitising Patient Services Initiative


WINNER: Alder Hey Children’s FT– Global Digital Exemplar and HIMSS 6 Accreditation

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HSJ Awards 2020: Staff Engagement Award


WINNER: Alder Hey Children’s FT – Flourishing in Adversity: A Showcase of Staff Engagement at Individual, Departmental, Divisional, and Trust level in and Around Times of Crisis

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City ‘under the cosh’ from covid forced to admit adults to children’s critical care unit


Liverpool has been forced to re-open a paediatric intensive care unit to adults as the NHS chief executive warned the city was “right back under the cosh” from the third wave of the pandemic.

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Investigation launched after seven ‘never events’ in two years at leading trust


An external review has been launched at a leading children’s hospital after a series of “never events”.

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New trust CEO promises to be ‘advocate for diversity’


An NHS leader who worked in health development in Zimbabwe, Somaliland and Pakistan has promised to be a ‘strong advocate for diversity’ after being named chief executive of a northern trust.

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Double or nothing? Meeting the digital transformation challenge


Digital maturity is a 10-year journey with huge upside potential and, while we all need to play a role in making it happen, persistence and patience will be key, says Dr Jonathan Bloor