Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Five trust CEOs were paid more than £300,000 last year


Several trust chief executives were paid more than £300,000 in 2022-23, including adjustments for previous underpayments, pay in lieu of pension contributions, and redundancy packages.


Trust reveals major data breaches involving over 22,000 patients’ data


A major teaching trust mistakenly released private information belonging to more than 22,000 patients in two major data breaches.

University College London Hospital

‘Same day’ emergency care drops at 40 trusts, despite NHSE push


A third of acute trusts are doing proportionally less “same day emergency care” activity than a year ago, despite this being a key pillar of NHS England’s recovery plan, data suggests.

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Shelford trusts now paying consultants up to £269 an hour to cover strike night shifts


Seven of the 10 largest teaching trusts are understood to have acquiesced to demands by the British Medical Association to pay consultants higher overtime rates for covering August’s junior doctors’ strike.


Revealed: Trust alerts police over clinician who ‘worked on forged qualifications’


A major teaching hospital has alerted the police after it discovered an advanced clinical practitioner who worked for the trust for several years and likely saw thousands of patients was doing so on forged professional qualifications, HSJ has learned.

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Four NHS chiefs awarded birthday honours alongside maternity campaigners


Four NHS chief executives were among those recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours, along with public health leaders and safety campaigners.


‘One nurse per ward’ warning over next week’s strike


A major acute trust has warned ahead of next week’s nursing strike that it will face ‘very severe staffing shortages’ in children’s A&E, with ‘as few as one nurse per ward’, much less critical care capacity, and fewer operating theatres open than on Christmas Day.


Another CEO given national director role


Another chief executive of a local NHS organisation has been hired as a national director by NHS England.


Exclusive: Trusts abandon renewable electricity commitment


Around half of the largest trusts are not buying all their electricity from renewable sources despite a national requirement to do so, as prices of this type of energy rocket, HSJ  understands.

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HSJ’s 10 most read patient safety stories of 2022


As 2022 comes to an end, HSJ takes a look at its most read patient safety stories of the year.


Waiting times got worse at trusts that dropped A&E target


Trusts trialling NHS England’s new A&E metrics reported worse average waiting times for admitted patients than those which stayed on the four-hour target, an HSJ analysis suggests.

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‘Witch-hunt’ trust finally gets new CEO


West Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed a new substantive chief executive just over a year after Steve Dunn stood down from the role following a protracted bullying scandal.


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.

Peterborough City Hospital

Trust calls out cleaning firm over high infection rates


An acute trust has publicly accused its cleaning contractor of failing to meet nationally set cleaning standards, and said this has contributed to a ‘large spike’ in hospital-acquired infections.


Trust criticised over handling of 60-hour A&E waits


Senior staff have questioned why a major hospital did not seek support from neighbours when emergency patients were left waiting more than 60 hours to be admitted to a bed.

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Large hospital trusts still missing key crisis support in A&E


Some of the country’s leading acute hospitals are not meeting a key NHS standard for mental health support in emergency departments, HSJ research suggests, with some regions faring better than others.

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Revealed: NHS England’s list of trusts with worst elective and cancer problems


Almost a third of acute trusts have been identified by NHS England as being ‘at risk’ of missing key targets for electives and cancer recovery, with some facing ‘periodic calls between ministers and CEOs’, HSJ can reveal.


Trust to expand its accommodation amid rocketing property prices


One of the NHS’s biggest trusts is planning to significantly boost its staff accommodation amid concerns a shortage of affordable housing in its catchment area is having a “significant impact on recruitment”.

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‘Outstanding’ trust appoints new CEO


A specialist trust has promoted its chief operating officer to be its new chief executive.

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Trusts left with valueless company shares given in exchange for patient data


Several NHS trusts are reviewing their data-sharing agreements with a technology company after their shares in the firm were rendered currently worthless following its financial collapse