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Revealed: Worst hospitals for food hygiene


More than 30 hospitals in England failed to receive the top ratings for food hygiene in their latest inspection.


Trusts still seeking compensation a year after cyber attack


Two trusts remain in discussions with a tech firm over financial compensation a year after a cyber attack left them without access to patient records for months.


‘Torch bearer for values’ made trust CEO


A specialist trust has appointed a new CEO after its previous leader left to become the national emergency care chief.


Mental Health Matters: How 1,000 patients fell through the cracks


HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector — contact me in confidence.


Exclusive: the trusts offering thousands of staff inferior pensions


Trusts are regularly denying staff employed by their wholly owned subsidiary companies access to the NHS pension and providing them with schemes which are significantly less generous.


Just 10 trusts responsible for half of ‘unacceptable’ placements


Just 10 trusts account for more than half of patients ‘inappropriately’ sent out of their area for a mental health bed – with dozens having to travel up to 300km, according to HSJ analysis.


Hospital rated ‘inadequate’ after death prompts inspection


A private hospital has been rated ‘inadequate’ by a health watchdog following an inspection prompted by a young patient’s preventable death.

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NHS England ‘hasn’t got long’ to develop ‘operating model’ for system working


NHS England and local leaders must urgently develop a coherent ‘operating model’ for the era of integrated care systems or see the reforms fail, leading trust chief executives have told HSJ.


More than 100 trusts bid for ‘massively oversubscribed’ New Hospitals programme


Nearly two thirds of NHS trusts in England have submitted bids to the government’s ‘massively oversubscribed’ hospital building programme, HSJ has learned.

Women also highlighted that the NHS is currently failing to help women establish a network with other pregnant women through which they could share their experience and anxieties; they felt forced to find this privately

Tackling inequalities: how can the NHS prioritise women’s health?


An HSJ webinar, held in association with Hologic, brought together experts who explored the urgent need to increase the focus on women’s health, and the impact a holistic women’s health strategy would make. Jennifer Trueland reports


HSJ Value Awards 2021: HSJ Value Pilot Project of the Year


The project’s purpose was the redistribution of power, whereby citizens identify local needs and coproduce the agenda for improving quality in the Barkantine practice, Tower Hamlets. The project embodied power sharing at every level: system collaboration via a steering group, and a project team that included staff and community.


Trusts to remind public they must wear masks after 19 July


Multiple trusts are planning to tell the public they must comply with current covid infection control measures, such as mask wearing, beyond 19 July when they visit NHS premises, HSJ can reveal.

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The Ward Round: One step forward, two steps back


Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce.

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NHS chief calls on PM to take urgent action over children hit by covid


A trust chief executive and NHS national lead has accused government of denying requests to hold a press conference with children, and called for an “urgent” plan to overcome absence from school due to covid self-isolation.

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Revealed: the 12 ICSs receiving £160m to meet elective target


Twelve integrated care systems and a coalition of children’s hospitals will receive a share of a £160m fund and commit to delivering 120 per cent of their pre-covid elective activity levels by July.

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Revealed: Beds for children hit ‘crisis point’ amid covid demand surge


Availability of inpatient child and adolescent mental health services beds — particularly for eating disorders — has reached ‘crisis point’, with young people left waiting on a standard paediatric ward or at home as demand surged during the covid pandemic.


Retail boss takes over as Test and Trace COO


NHS Test and Trace has appointed a former supermarket director as its new chief operating officer.

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Exclusive: Urgent children’s ops routinely cancelled due to covid pressure


Dozens and potentially hundreds of urgent operations for children have been cancelled during the third wave of the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.

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GPs receive 'urgent' call to volunteer for work in crisis-hit ITU


GPs in Birmingham have been sent an “urgent” plea to assist in their acute trust’s crisis hit critical care services, HSJ can reveal.

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Leaked emails raise flag on ‘extremely concerning’ bed shortage


‘Systemic’ problems within mental health services in Birmingham have caused the number of people waiting for an inpatient bed to reach ‘extremely concerning’ levels, according to documents leaked to HSJ.