Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


Fears of delay to flagship ‘new hospitals’ after funding cut

Several of the ‘40 new hospitals’ promised by government face further delay and disruption because the trusts are receiving less cash than needed for crucial planning work this year, HSJ can reveal.

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London Eye: Later, iller, less productive

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.


Patients asked to travel 200 miles in push to cut elective waits

Long waiting times at Devon’s acute hospitals have forced commissioners to offer patients treatment 200 miles away in London in a bid to reduce the elective backlog.


Five ‘new hospital’ projects due to miss 2025 completion target

Only one of the six ‘new hospitals’ prioritised for construction by the government more than two years ago is on track to be operating by the original target date of 2025, HSJ can reveal.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Five go chief exec-ing

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: 18 months in full PPE

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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Trusts failing to report ‘concerning’ numbers of hospital-acquired covid cases

Some acute trusts have failed to report large numbers of hospital-acquired covid infections as patient safety incidents, despite NHS England describing this as ‘fundamental’.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative

Due to the significant challenges posed by the first wave of Covid-19, CCGs in North-West London (NWL) designed and piloted a ‘virtual-ward’ to enable better patient care, enhance clinical capacity and improve access for patients presenting with moderate Covid symptoms. The pilot sought to safely monitor patients in the community ...

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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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Two trusts appoint single CEO and form ‘hospital group’

A pair of London trusts have appointed a single chief executive as they join forces to form a ‘hospital group’.


Exclusive: Government tells hospitals to submit cheaper rebuild plans

NHS trusts hoping to build the first new hospitals under the government’s flagship infrastructure project have been told to submit plans for schemes costing less than £400m, prompting concern about plans being watered down.


Shake-up of ‘new hospitals’ project after construction capacity concerns

The official leading the government’s flagship hospital building programme has admitted ‘the brakes have come on’ for some of the frontrunner projects, with some having to revisit their designs due to new requirements.


Ambulance trust chief quits and is replaced by hospital boss

London Ambulance Service Trust’s chief executive is to step down this summer and will be replaced by an acute trust boss on a secondment basis.


HSJ Partnership Awards 2021: Built Environment Project of the Year

WINNER: PA Consulting: NHS Seacole Centre at Headley Court, Surrey

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Hospital brings cleaning and catering in-house to ‘support minority ethnic communities’

An acute trust has brought their cleaning and catering contracts back in house to boost workforce equality and support staff from minority ethnic communities.

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Exclusive: Shared chief executive and chair for trusts with £2bn plus turnover

Two hospital trusts with a combined turnover of more than £2bn will share a chief executive and chair from June, HSJ understands.


Hospitals told to involve engineers in ‘clinical decisions’ about oxygen

Trusts have been told to involve specialist gas engineers in their clinical decisions amid “very high demands” for oxygen services.


Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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Troubled trust on PM’s patch confirms new chief

A troubled trust has announced it will make its interim chief executive permanent, after her predecessor’s departure in the wake of a staff coronavirus outbreak.

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Go-ahead given for hospital rebuild backed by PM

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has given the go-ahead to the building of a new ‘specialist emergency hospital’ – which was pledged as one of six major rebuilds by the prime minister – the month after it was called in.