East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

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Largest 78-week backlog to be wiped out by reporting change


The trust with by far the largest backlog of 18-month waiters will see almost all the cases wiped off its main elective waiting list under a change to national reporting rules, HSJ  has learned.

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Recovery Watch: What ‘virtually eliminating’ 78-week breaches really means


Recovering services from the covid crisis is a big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.


ICB sued by trust over £500m deal


A company part-run by an NHS trust has launched a legal challenge against a neighbouring integrated care board over a £500m pathology contract.


Dozens more children ‘severely’ harmed by care failures


Dozens more children than initially thought have come to “severe” harm following failings in audiology care, HSJ can reveal.

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Trusts admit ‘severe’ harm to children


Children have suffered severe harm at two further hospital trusts as a result of failures in paediatric audiology, HSJ can reveal.

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Managers wrongly dismissed doctor with PTSD, tribunal rules


A trust breached its own internal illness policy when managers sacked a doctor who had PTSD and had been drunk at work, an employment tribunal has ruled.


Exclusive: 800 consultants refuse to cover juniors strike without extra pay


More than 800 consultants in London have signed a letter saying they will not cover the junior doctors’ strike next week unless their trusts agree to pay a higher overtime rate set by the British Medical Association.

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‘Insufficient leadership’ as maternity unit drops two ratings to ‘inadequate’


A maternity service has been served a warning notice by the Care Quality Commission and downgraded from “good” to “inadequate”.

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CQC names worst trusts for maternity care


The trusts with substantially worse experience of maternity care have been identified by the Care Quality Commission.


Revealed: Four trusts added to NHSE ‘help list’


NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.


Nine trusts account for third of ambulance ‘hours lost’


Nine acute trusts accounted for a third of all ‘hours lost’ to ambulance handover delays last week, according to new data.

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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.


‘Commercial barriers’ stop ICS buying private hospital


A health system has dropped a bid to buy a private hospital in its area, saying there were ‘commercial barriers’ to the deal.

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May, Powis and Hartley given top Jubilee honours


NHS England’s national medical director and chief nurse are among the health service staff who have been recognised for their services in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours List.

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Radiographer COO appointed to run trust


A radiographer has been appointed to run a hospital trust in the South East.

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CEO of 19 years named chair of challenged trust


Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has appointed a highly experienced former NHS executive leader, who spent almost 20 years in charge of an acute trust, as its new chair.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year


The Children’s Community Respiratory Physiotherapy Service are a team of four specialist physiotherapists. The service was established to improve outcomes, quality of life and experience for children with complex disorders, in line with the NHS long term plan.

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Ex-NHS Improvement director gets trust chief job


A former NHS Improvement director is to become an acute trust chief executive at the end of this year.

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Hospital chief to retire after nearly 20 years in post


A long-serving chief executive has announced his retirement after almost two decades in the job.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements


Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.