Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Ingrid Barker

New £2bn hospital group appoints chair


Two trusts which are forming a hospital group have appointed a new chair.


CCTV to be used ‘pro-actively’ by trusts to combat abuse


Mental health trusts are exploring wider use of CCTV to review incidents of seclusion or restraint in response to high-profile abuse scandals, HSJ  has learned.


Ex-civil servant appointed trust CEO


Gloucestershire Health and Care Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive.

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Pritchard’s NHSE different in ‘tone, intent and accessibility’, say top CEOs


NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard has been praised for transforming the organisation’s relationship with local leaders by the NHS’s most highly regarded chief executives.

Caroline Clarke

NHS England ‘hasn’t got long’ to develop ‘operating model’ for system working


NHS England and local leaders must urgently develop a coherent ‘operating model’ for the era of integrated care systems or see the reforms fail, leading trust chief executives have told HSJ.

Paul Roberts

Long-serving CEO announces retirement


A long-serving community and mental health trust chief executive has announced he will retire next March.

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First three ICS chief executives announced


Designate chief executives have been announced for three NHS integrated care boards, the first to be named ahead of integrated care systems being put on a statutory footing next year.

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Trusts struggle with growing backlog of uninvestigated incidents


The backlog of serious clinical incidents that need investigating is building up throughout the NHS, due to the impact of coronavirus and emergency service pressures.


Updated: People Plan amended over ‘unacceptable’ passage


NHS England’s chief people officer says she regrets “any upset or misunderstanding” following criticism over an “unacceptable” section of the newly published People Plan.


Coroner orders closer working between five trusts after prisoner’s death


Five NHS trusts in the South West have been ordered to make immediate improvements after the death of a 20-year-old prisoner who needed healthcare.


Two trust chief execs self-isolate with coronavirus symptoms


Two trust chief executives are self-isolating after showing symptoms of covid-19.

Hospital staff

Staff survey: Best and worst for mental health


Staff working for mental health and learning disability providers remain the least likely to say they are happy with the standard of care offered by their organisation – although there has been a slight improvement.

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Former NHS Providers chair to lead ICS


Outgoing NHS Providers chair Dame Gill Morgan has been appointed independent chair of a south western integrated care system.


Exclusive: Staff assaults and killings spark investigation of 20 providers


Safety inspections have been carried out at 20 health and care providers, in response to a high level of assaults, including three staff killed by patients in the last five years.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Trust drops £50m contract to reshape around ICS


A west midlands trust is set to lose roughly 20 per cent of its income after deciding not to renew a mental health contract, as two providers reshape around the patches of their integrated care systems.

Brexit puzzle

Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention


NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.


New chair announced for ICS


An integrated care system in the south west of England has appointed Nick Relph as interim chair.

Psychologist / psychiatrist / mental health

Exclusive: Trusts 'limiting access' to psychosis services


Struggling community teams have resorted to “limiting access” to services for seriously ill patients as investment fails to reach the front line, an official report has claimed.

Joe Rafferty

Many mental health trusts are too small, says top CEO


Many mental health trusts are too small and risk being “left on the side” in system integration plans, a leading chief executive has warned.

Patient-Safety-Awards 3

HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Cancer Care


Winner Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Improving the safety of chemotherapy prescribing through implementation of a standardised electronic assessment proforma