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New number one trust CEO revealed


The overarching theme of HSJ’s 2023 ranking of the NHS’s leading provider trust chief executives is one of change. Twenty-four of the names in the top 50 are new when compared to the 2022 list, although some have appeared in the rankings during previous years.


HSJ’s 10 most read mental health stories of 2022


As we get ready to bid farewell to 2022, HSJ looks back at the 10 most read mental health stories of the year.

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Trusts appoint joint CEO


Two coastal trusts embarking on a new leadership model have appointed a joint chief executive.

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‘Outstanding’ trust to share CEO and chair


An “outstanding” mental health trust will share a joint chief executive and chair with an acute trust covering the same patch, it has been announced.


Replacement chosen for NHS’s most respected trust CEO


A mental health trust has appointed an acting chief executive, after its highly regarded CEO left to run an acute provider.

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Building order of ‘new hospitals’ revealed as £550m consultancy deals announced


Projects in Dorset and Devon are set to be the first within the government’s New Hospital Programme to agree construction contracts.

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White men form the minority of HSJ’s Top Chief Executives


A chief executive with less than four years’ experience has been selected as the number one CEO in HSJ’s eighth annual ranking of the service’s top provider trust chiefs

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Acute trust hires 'outstanding' mental health CEO


The leader of one of England’s top community and mental health trusts has been appointed chief executive of a major acute provider.

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Staff flu vaccine uptake down on last year, despite winter fears


Early uptake of the flu vaccine by frontline NHS staff slumped this year, with only two in five having received it by the end of October, official figures show.

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Revealed: The best and worst trusts to be a junior doctor


HSJ analysis of data from the latest General Medical Council national training survey has revealed the top and bottom trusts for overall experience for junior doctors.

More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads


Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Just one trust has applied to take its buildings back from centre


A government policy designed to let trusts take ownership of the buildings in which they provide services has been largely ignored, says the CEO of the NHS property quango.

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Covid infections caught in hospital up by half in a week


Covid-19 infections likely to have been caught in hospital have increased by almost half in a week, with several trusts seeing significant rises, HSJ can reveal.

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BAME50: The near misses



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HSJ Value Awards 2020: People & Organisational Development Initiative of the Year


The Cultural Ambassador programme was an opportunity to make a difference and challenge any unconscious bias and discrimination that may occur for those black, Asian and minority ethnic employees entering or during formal HR processes.

Claire Murdoch

HSJ’s 10 most read mental health stories of 2019


As we get ready to say goodbye to 2019, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read mental health stories of the year.

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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge


The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.

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New chief executive ‘absolutely delighted’ as trust rated outstanding


Reverse mentoring and a “retreat” for self-referring patients who feel in crisis are just two of the factors which earned a mental health and community trust an “outstanding” rating.


Trusts invited to increase ownership of their estate


Trusts have been invited to apply for ownership of buildings on their estate which are currently owned by NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships.

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Mental health trusts reporting high levels of violence


Mental health trusts are continuing to experience higher than average incidences of violence against staff, the NHS staff survey has shown.