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Revealed: The 27 trusts still without an electronic patient record

Almost 30 NHS trusts do not have comprehensive electronic patient records amid a renewed push by government to get electronic systems into all NHS hospitals, according to HSJ research.

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Trusts pause private plan for joint leadership

The three acute trusts in the Norfolk and Waveney integrated care system have admitted the existence of private plans to merge their leadership, but say the proposals are now on hold, HSJ has learned.

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Acute trust promotes COO to top job

James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust has announced chief operating officer Jo Segasby, who is a registered nurse, is to become the trust’s new chief executive.

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New ICS structure ‘absolutely daft’, says acute chair

Proposals for how Norfolk and Waveney integrated care system will work ‘feel so top heavy’ that residents could ‘struggle to understand the point’, a local hospital chair has warned.

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CCG opens ‘care hotel’ after critical incident

A hotel in the centre of Norwich is temporarily being converted into a care facility to help ease local bed pressures, as Norfolk becomes the latest area to pilot the model.

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Acute boss moves to lead mental health trust

A mental health and community services provider has appointed an acute hospital boss as its new chief executive.

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Ambulance and trolley waits soar to record levels

Ambulance response times hit new lows last month, leaving heart attack and stroke patients waiting nearly an hour to be reached on average, despite the system having an 18-minute target for this cohort.

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Hospital and primary care leaders at odds over ICS boundary changes

Primary care leaders in Essex and Suffolk are at loggerheads with some of their acute counterparts over proposals which would make integrated care systems coterminous with the county council boundaries.

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Hospital forced to evacuate ICU because roof could collapse

A hospital was forced to evacuate and then close its critical care unit for around three weeks last month because of concerns its roof could collapse.

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Exclusive: One in four critical care units got busier in past week

The number of patients in critical care grew at one in four English hospital trusts in the past week, despite overall covid-19 occupancy falling, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: 13 trusts facing ‘significant safety issues’

Thirteen trusts are facing billions of pounds of maintenance — in some cases, making it more cost-effective to rebuild the hospital — over ‘significant safety issues’ stemming from outdated construction methods.

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Exclusive: Trusts offering controversial trauma ‘treatment’ to new mums

Several NHS trusts are offering a ‘treatment’ for birth trauma which uses a technique which lies outside national guidelines and which is criticised by specialists as potentially causing ‘more harm than good’.

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Leadership group to meet in private to drive acute service integration

Norfolk and Waveney’s three acute providers have set up a 12-strong leadership group which will meet in private to determine the organisations’ service integration strategy.

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Getting shielded staff back before winter key priority, says hospital CEO

A teaching hospital which had over a thousand staff shielding or working from home at the peak of the covid outbreak has made getting these employees safely back on site a top priority before winter, its chief executive has told HSJ.

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Revealed: The trusts with the biggest drop in referrals

Referrals for treatment fell by 70 per cent during covid-19 lockdown, new data has shown.

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Major teaching trust to leave special measures

A major teaching trust should be released from special measures after almost two years in the regime, the Care Quality Commission has said.

Innovation and technology

First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX

Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.

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Revealed: The trusts which will struggle most to deliver quality care in 2020

The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.

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CCGs bailing out trusts ‘shows progress in struggling STP’

Norfolk and Waveney commissioners have provided financial support to help two acute trusts agree control totals, in a deal they say shows progress in the challenged health economy.

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Baby died after trust failed to diagnose heart defect

“Serious failings” have been found at a foundation trust where a six-month-old baby died because his heart defect was not diagnosed, despite multiple opportunities to do so.