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Revealed: Worst hospitals for food hygiene


More than 30 hospitals in England failed to receive the top ratings for food hygiene in their latest inspection.

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Trust names US firm as preferred bidder for new EPR


An East Anglian trust has reportedly chosen American company Epic as its new electronic patient record provider.

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Labour ward staffing shortages restrict use of beneficial drug


Staffing shortages are likely to restrict the use of a beneficial painkiller in birthing suites, even once its use has been recommended by national guidance.


Coroners issue 24 warnings over emergency care crisis


Coroners have warned of increasing numbers of deaths caused by problems in the emergency pathway, with some citing ‘severe’ staffing shortages.

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Senior trust CEO takes on top job at second major trust


East Suffolk and North East Essex Foundation Trust chief executive Nick Hulme has been appointed interim chief at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals FT, the trusts have announced.

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Prolific surgeon found guilty of misconduct and dishonesty


A prolific surgeon accused of poor care — some with a ‘catastrophic outcome’ — and altering patient notes has been found guilty of misconduct and struck off the medical register following a tribunal hearing.

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We need to tell the public that hospitals are ‘horrible places’, urges trust CEO


Hospitals are ‘horrible’ and unsafe places, which should be avoided ‘unless you really need to be there’, a longstanding trust chief executive has argued.

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‘Tearful’ staff raise patient safety concerns to CQC


An inspection of a hospital has found all wards were understaffed, while ‘tearful [and] exhausted’ clinicians raised patient safety concerns to the regulator.

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Prolific surgeon ‘harmed more than 100 patients’


A consultant orthopaedic surgeon who carried out double the average number of knee and hip operations over a three year-period is facing a tribunal over alleged misconduct and more than 100 legal cases lodged by former patients, HSJ has been told.

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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.

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How should the NHS respond to the cost of living crisis?


How is the cost of living crisis impacting patients, and what can the service do to help? Alastair McLellan reviews a timely debate

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Exclusive: Trust CEO drafted in to advise crisis-hit neighbour


A senior acute chief executive with extensive experience of managing a special measures provider has been appointed to an advisory role at the NHS’s worst-performing mental health trust, HSJ has learned.

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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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Exclusive: Sharp drop in quality of stroke care


The proportion of stroke units awarded the top ratings in a national audit has fallen significantly, HSJ analysis shows.

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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.


Trusts failing on waiting list ask told to ‘get act together’


Trusts have been told to ‘get their act together’ on health inequalities, after HSJ research suggested only a small minority have so far published data on disparities in waiting times between different patient groups.

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Trust CEO says MP ‘not fit for office’ over Partygate


An acute trust chief has taken the rare step of publicly condemning an MP who claimed nurses and teachers had ‘a quiet drink’ after shifts during covid lockdowns.


Revealed: The ethnically diverse trusts with all-white leadership


Analysis of new data has identified multiple trusts which appear to have no executives or very senior managers from a minority ethnic background, despite their workforces being relatively diverse.

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‘Witch hunt’ trust chair stands down


The chair of the trust slammed in a scathing review for its ‘intimidating… flawed and not fit for purpose’ hunt for a whistleblower has stood down.

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‘Witch hunt’ trust chief who quit in August to remain on full pay to September 2022


The former hospital chief executive who stood down shortly before a review slammed his organisation’s ‘flawed, intimidating’ hunt for a whistleblower will continue to be employed by the trust on an annual remuneration package worth £270,000 until September 2022, HSJ has learned.