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CQC names best and worst for maternity experience

2024-02-12T05:44:00+00:00

The trusts where maternity care has deteriorated the most according to patient surveys have been identified by the Care Quality Commission.

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NHSE warns widely used EPR could pose ‘serious risks to patient safety’

2023-12-08T11:09:00+00:00

NHS England has issued a national alert to all trusts providing maternity services after faults were discovered in IT software that could pose “potential serious risks to patient safety”.

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Headcount rise of 4,000 ‘not readily explainable’ by troubled ICS

2023-11-15T12:26:00+00:00

The hiring of several thousand staff in a financially troubled health system was found to be ‘not readily explainable’ and well beyond the increases reported by similar areas.

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‘Outstanding’ trust leadership demoted to ‘requires improvement’

2023-10-18T04:46:00+01:00

An acute trust’s leadership has been downgraded from ‘outstanding’ to ‘requires improvement’ due to concerns over its culture, HR processes and a breakdown in some key relationships.

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North by North West: Grit in the CoG

2023-08-14T08:24:00+01:00

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North by North West: Keeping the consultancies busy

2023-06-12T12:00:00+01:00

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North by North West: The good, the bad, and the overlooked

2023-05-30T11:24:00+01:00

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Exclusive: Trust execs accused of creating a ‘cult of the individual’

2023-05-22T04:28:00+01:00

Regulators are probing a series of whistleblowing claims about the leadership culture of a trust which is rated ‘outstanding’ for its management, HSJ has learned.

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North by North West: Manchester must get a grip on electives

2023-04-17T12:57:00+01:00

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HSJ Podcast: Is it time to scrap foundation trusts?

2023-03-03T04:48:00+00:00

Could foundation trusts be hindering the success of integrated care systems – and is it time to do away with them? One foundation trust chair thinks so and we discuss the merits of the idea on the show this week.

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The changing roles of NHS trust chairs

2023-02-27T05:53:00+00:00

Donna Hall gives a glimpse into the lives of the leaders of trusts and elaborates the complexity of working in partnership with social care, housing, the community and voluntary sector, and other local providers

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‘Territorial’ foundation trusts must be scrapped, says Hewitt review member

2023-02-27T04:56:00+00:00

Foundation trusts must be scrapped to truly change the culture and behaviours within local systems, says an FT chair who is working on a government-commissioned review of integrated care systems.

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North by North West: Flory tasked with getting a grip

2023-02-20T12:25:00+00:00

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‘Overheating’ incidents nearly double across NHS estates

2023-02-16T05:02:00+00:00

The number of overheating incidents in clinical areas reported by NHS trusts has almost doubled over the last five years, with directors saying ageing estates make them vulnerable to extreme weather events.

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Exclusive: ‘Outrageous’ long A&E waits for mental health patients increase 150pc

2022-07-19T03:24:00+01:00

Mental health patients who arrive at emergency departments in crisis are increasingly facing ‘outrageous’ long waits for an inpatient bed, with some being forced to wait several days.

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Revealed: The top-performing ICSs defying deprivation challenges

2022-06-15T11:36:00+01:00

A cluster of integrated care systems across the North of England has bucked the trend to deliver successful integration schemes and better patient outcomes despite high levels of deprivation, new analysis has found.

Olivia Butterworth

Leaders ‘pay lip service’ to public engagement, NHSE director says

2022-04-08T12:00:00+01:00

Health leaders ‘pay lip service’ to engaging with patients and ‘do not look like or live the lives of the people they are making decisions about’, an NHS England director has said.

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Trusts locked into Russian gas contracts for another year

2022-03-21T12:45:00+00:00

Several NHS trusts will remain locked into contracts with Russian energy giant Gazprom until April 2023, HSJ understands.

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Gap between best and worst cancer performers widens

2022-03-08T12:13:00+00:00

The gap between the best and worst-performing health systems for cancer has widened during the pandemic, HSJ analysis shows.

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Russian-owned energy firm supplies at least 11 NHS trusts

2022-02-28T12:50:00+00:00

At least 11 trusts have paid just over £4m to a Russian government-owned energy supplier in the current financial year, while 17 paid the company £17m the year before, HSJ analysis shows.