Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Rehab

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.

NHS services and staff

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.

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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.

Ledger

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’.

Anita Charlesworth

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.

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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.

Cambridge

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”.

Cambridge

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.

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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.

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Pay deal row erupts between government and NHS England

A row has broken out between the government and NHS England over £50m funding for NHS staff pay.

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We need to be creative with consolidation and integration

Saffron Cordery on the three key aspects in reforming local health economies: how we reorganise and consolidate; which economies of scale are right; and what we are trying to achieve through integration

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Junior doctors suffering 'Stockholm syndrome'

Junior doctors have learnt to live in an “unhealthy culture” with “a significant amount of Stockholm syndrome”, HSJ has been told.

Failure or success

Revealed: Vital STP projects face doubt after £1bn fund snub

An £84m urgent and emergency care transformation in Middlesbrough, system wide cancer reconfiguration in South Yorkshire, and a large elective care centre in Norfolk were among projects which missed out on recent government funding.

Clinical waste

Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

Emergency workforce

Tackling the four hour A&E target with a whole system approach

In May 2018 the care of 98.4 per cent of patients arriving at the A&E department of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust was completed within four hours. Claire Read explores the factors driving this success