Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

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Revealed: Best trusts for raising concerns and being inclusive

The share of a trust’s staff who say it respects differences, and how much confidence they have to speak up, are two of the most strongly linked answers in the NHS Staff Survey, HSJ  analysis has found. Our chart reveals the strongest and weakest organisations on those measures.

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Trust chiefs criticise ‘divisive’ capital ‘prizes’ for A&E performance

Trust CEOs and other health leaders have criticised NHS England’s move to offer trusts up to £4m capital in a last-ditch effort to meet the four hour emergency care target in March.

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£100m pathology contract outsourced by London acute

A north London acute is outsourcing its pathology services to a public-private partnership in a deal worth £105m.


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.

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Long-serving CEO takes on second trust

Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust chief Matthew Winn has been appointed interim CEO of Norfolk Community Health and Care for a 12-month period.


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.


Rehab services ‘very bizarre’ in some places, says NHSE director

NHS England’s director of community health has said a new strategy for rehabilitation care is needed, because present coverage is sometimes ‘bizarre’, with other services ‘masquerading’ as rehab.

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Revealed: Trusts where most staff withhold disability status

More than half the staff at eight trusts have either refused or failed to declare whether they consider themselves ‘disabled’, an HSJ analysis has found.


Lassa fever case sparks ‘major incident’ across region’s NHS

The East of England region has declared a major incident due to a case of Lassa fever at a major teaching hospital knocking out significant critical care capacity, HSJ can reveal.

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Staff will quit if not given ‘time to recover’, says NHSE director

An NHS England director and trust chief says he ‘fears [the NHS] will see increasing numbers of resignations’ unless more is done to ensure burnt-out staff are given sufficient leave to recover mentally and physically.


Trust complains of ‘very harsh’ exclusion from national costing report

Fourteen trusts have had their financial data excluded from a national survey of spending due to accounting errors, in a process that one described as ‘very harsh’.

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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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‘Amazon-style’ procurement system launches after three-year delay

An “Amazon-like” procurement platform has launched in a handful of trusts after almost three years of delays.


Ex-Royal Mail director named chair of troubled trust

A trust which has faced serious care quality concerns in recent years has appointed a permanent chair, who will start recruitment for a new chief executive.

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Fifth standalone community trust rated ‘outstanding’

A fifth standalone community trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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‘Outstanding’ rating for trust in troubled health economy

Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust has had its rating upgraded from “good” to “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.


CCG axes IVF despite minister branding decision “not acceptable”

A heavily indebted CCG is to end funding for almost all IVF treatment, despite being told by a government minister that the move was “not acceptable”.


Capital squeeze will compromise patient safety, warns teaching hospital

Keeping patients safe at a major trauma centre will become “increasingly untenable” because the trust is being denied capital funding, its chief executive has warned.


Struggling CCG forced to reduce services cuts programme

One of the NHS’ largest commissioning groups has radically reduced a package of community service cuts following pushback from providers and clinicians.

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Trust chief named as NHSE's first community services director

NHS England has hired a trust chief executive on a part-time basis to oversee development of community health services.