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Trusts failing on waiting list ask told to ‘get act together’

Trusts have been told to ‘get their act together’ on health inequalities, after HSJ research suggested only a small minority have so far published data on disparities in waiting times between different patient groups.

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Fair, not fast, should be the watchword when reducing waiting lists

Alongside the operational challenge of tackling backlogs inclusively, clarity will be needed about how systems are held to account for tackling inequalities when there are competing priorities. By Ruth Robertson

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ICS leader appointed trust chief executive

A west Yorkshire trust has appointed a new chief executive from a nearby integrated care system.

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Revealed: The evidence which shows poorer and ethnic minority patients wait longer for NHS care

The significantly longer waiting times suffered by patients from minority ethnic groups and in more deprived areas for a range of elective procedures have been laid bare in NHS analysis shared with HSJ.

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Steep increase in number of trusts struggling with long stay patients

Acute trusts are reporting increasing numbers of long stay patients as NHS England highlights the number of ‘medically fit’ patients who do not need to be in hospital.

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Acute chief moves to head up neighbouring trust

A West Yorkshire acute trust has appointed a new chief executive, who will join from a neighbouring organisation after its previous leader left to head up a large hospital group.

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HSJ podcast: Summer, salaries, systems and shielding

This week’s NHS Health Check podcast is dedicated to all matters staffing: The Agenda for Change pay deal, how much integrated care system chiefs should get paid, and shielding staff not getting risk assessments.

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HSJ podcast: How the government is trying to build back cheaper

A letter obtained by HSJ’s Nick Carding revealed the government has told eight of the most advanced “40 new hospitals” trusts to put produce plans to build much more cheaply — he discusses what it means on the HSJ Health Check podcast.

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HSJ podcast: Why the NHS needs fewer chairs and chiefs than ever

The sharp increase in shared NHS trust chairs and CEOs has been notable in recent months, with more key appointments made in London and the North West just this week.

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Hospital group appoints CEO

A large hospital group in Greater Manchester has appointed a new chief executive with a background in business and local government.

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Trust to move people with learning disabilities up waiting lists

A hospital trust has decided to prioritise people with learning disabilities for elective treatment, after analysis showed they were disproportionately affected by lengthy waits for care, along with some people who have a minority ethnic background.

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HSJ’s most read technology stories of 2020

With 2020 down to its final days, it’s time to take a look back at HSJ’s most read technology stories of the year.

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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.

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Trust ‘could have avoided four never events’ if it had acted on alert

A trust which had four ‘never events’ where patients were connected to air rather than an oxygen supply could have avoided them if it had been more proactive when a national patient safety alert was sent out several years earlier, a report has found.

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HSJ80 full list: The most influential people in health

The HSJ80 lists the figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the English NHS and health policy over the next 12 months

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

The Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) programme is a psycho-educational intervention for young people (age 14-20 years) with type 1 diabetes, co-developed by young people and co-delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, youth workers and peer educators.

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Trust chief: ‘I don’t expect another top NHS job without progressing diversity’

A trust chief who oversaw a national equalities guidance group said he would not expect another top NHS job if he could not demonstrate substantial progress on diversity in his current role.

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Trust chief: NHS should cut spend on suppliers where bosses lack diversity

Firms should not be able to “readily” access public money if they cannot demonstrate diversity among their senior leadership, an NHS trust chief advising NHS England has told HSJ.

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Government lukewarm on NHS plan to cut covid death risk

Health leaders have called for the routine recording of ethnicity and faith during the registration of deaths to help fight covid-19 – but the government appears to have rejected the idea.

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'A slave master situation': the lived experiences of NHS BAME staff

Tackling race inequalities will require commitment for the long haul, with locally engaged leadership and staff, including stronger allyship from white leaders and staff. By Shilpa Ross