Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate District Hospital

Trusts entering care market ‘threaten viability of existing providers’


A local authority where a foundation trust has registered to provide social care has warned the move may destabilise other organisations, and encouraged NHS providers to focus on community health services.

Russel Nightingale

Hospital launches social care service to reduce ‘astronomical’ delayed discharges


An acute trust is launching its own social care service to reduce the ‘astronomical’ costs of delayed discharges.


More trusts find RAAC concrete on estates


At least seven more trusts have confirmed lightweight concrete on their estates following NHS England-ordered reviews and widespread safety concerns, HSJ has found.

Stroke patient

Trusts’ row over stroke services sparks ‘significant safety’ concerns


An ongoing row between a major trust and its smaller neighbour over the care of acute stroke patients is leading to ‘significant’ patient safety risks, it has been warned.

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Exclusive: Site-level A&E performance revealed for the first time


The true scale of poor performance against the four-hour waiting time target at individual A&E sites, which is often masked by the official trust-level data, has been laid bare for the first time by information acquired by HSJ.

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Trusts must hit new A&E target to access capital fund


Trusts ‘over-delivering’ on two emergency care targets this winter will be awarded a share of a new £150m capital fund, NHS England has announced.


Director made trust CEO after 17 years on board


A Yorkshire acute trust has confirmed its CEO will take on the role permanently after holding the post as an interim for more than a year.

Surgery tools

Forty trusts are set elective target less ambitious than last year


NHS trusts have been given targets to increase elective activity that range from 103 per cent of pre-pandemic levels to nearly 130 per cent, internal data seen by HSJ reveals.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food


The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.

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Trust CEO appointed NHSE’s covid vaccine lead


A foundation trust CEO will lead NHS England’s covid vaccine and flu programme from the end of this month.

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Trusts drop business rates battle against councils


Eleven NHS trusts have dropped a long-running bid to pay business rates at a discount usually reserved for charities, according to the Local Government Association.

Money coins

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.

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North by North West: The tough questions NHSE must answer over famous cancer trust


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Nightingale contract extended to next year


NHS England has agreed a contract to maintain the Harrogate Nightingale Hospital until March 2021.


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.


ICS aims to fill one in five leadership positions with BAME candidates


A healthcare system has set itself the target of filling one in five of its senior leadership posts with black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.

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Incoming HEE chief: ‘White leaders under pressure’ to prove black lives matter


The NHS must directly confront the issue of “white privilege”, take responsibility for the fact that some from a minority ethnic background believe the service contains “racist” organisations, and stop looking for reasons not to tackle discrimination, leading NHS figures have told HSJ.


Newly opened Nightingale to remain empty for time being


Patients will not be sent to the new Nightingale facility in Yorkshire for the time being, as the region’s existing hospitals continue to manage the surge in coronavirus cases.

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Field hospitals being set up across England


Moves are taking place to set up a raft of temporary hospitals across England — in venues such as conference and sports centres — to create additional capacity for coronavirus patients.

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Eleven trusts renew £1.5bn court battle with their local councils


Eleven hospital trusts are continuing a High Court action against their local authorities, by seeking to appeal a previous ruling that denied them an estimated £1.5bn in backdated business rates.