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.
A specialist trust has appointed a new CEO after its previous leader left to become the national emergency care chief.
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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 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.
A private hospital has been rated ‘inadequate’ by a health watchdog following an inspection prompted by a young patient’s preventable death.
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.
Nearly two thirds of NHS trusts in England have submitted bids to the government’s ‘massively oversubscribed’ hospital building programme, HSJ has learned.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NHS Test and Trace has appointed a former supermarket director as its new chief operating officer.
Dozens and potentially hundreds of urgent operations for children have been cancelled during the third wave of the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.
GPs in Birmingham have been sent an “urgent” plea to assist in their acute trust’s crisis hit critical care services, HSJ can reveal.
‘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.
The former chief executive of Sainsbury’s is to take over as testing director at NHS Test and Trace, while the hospital chief executive currently running it will leave at the end of October, HSJ has learned.