Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

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CEO interview: Mairead McCormick, chief executive, Kent Community Health Foundation Trust


This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.

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HSJ Awards 2022: Patient Safety Award



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New chief for ‘outstanding’ trust


The deputy chief executive of an acute trust has been appointed to run an ‘outstanding’ community trust.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Award


The pharmacy department of a district general hospital worked with the multidisciplinary team in orthopaedics to reduce variation in medication use among elective hip and knee replacement patients. The project focused on the following points to optimise medication use:

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Just one trust has applied to take its buildings back from centre


A government policy designed to let trusts take ownership of the buildings in which they provide services has been largely ignored, says the CEO of the NHS property quango.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative


The Acute Home Visiting Service is a responsive and effective home visiting service for patients that prevents them attending accident and emergency and relieves GP workload.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: MSK Care Initiative of the Year


Ten million people in the UK suffer pain and/or disability from knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. Enabling Self-management & Coping with Arthritis Pain using Exercise, ESCAPE-pain, is a rehabilitation programme that combines education, self-management strategies and exercise.

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Former trust chief to chair STP


The former chief executive of a London acute trust is to chair the sustainability and transformation partnership in Kent and Medway.

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Exclusive: Trust diverted at least 120 women in labour in four years


A trust with deep-rooted problems in its maternity service had to close one of its two units — which are nearly 40 miles apart — to new births 111 times in four years, HSJ can reveal.

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What does the NHS staff survey really tell us?


The quality and safety of patient care the system delivers depends on the wellbeing, morale and sustainability of frontline staff members. By Gordon Forbes

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Waiting list would need to shrink to 2015 levels, to re-achieve 18-week waits


Four years of waiting list growth would need to be undone to achieve the NHS Constitution standard again, says Rob Findlay

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Fifth standalone community trust rated ‘outstanding’


A fifth standalone community trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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‘About that bus…’: Preparing for ‘Armageddon’ and intense political scrutiny


Welcome to the ‘About that bus…’ weekly newsletter: giving you the inside track on how the fallout from Brexit is affecting the NHS at national and local level, edited by James Illman Contact me in confidence.

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NHS books hotels for staff as Kent braces for no-deal Brexit ‘Armageddon’


The NHS in Kent is block-booking hotel rooms for staff and planning with police to get workers and patients through “gridlocked roads” to hospitals as part of preparations for a no-deal Brexit “Armageddon”.


Community trust upgraded to ‘outstanding’


A community trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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Health staff could be asked to sleep at work after Brexit


NHS staff in the south east of England could be asked to sleep at their workplace if travel is disrupted because of Brexit, under plans being drawn up by one trust.

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Social enterprise takes over children's services


A social enterprise has won a contract to provide all NHS and council commissioned children’s community services in Medway.

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Revealed: Patients stranded in hospital for months as officials 'squabble' over equipment


Patients with serious spinal injuries are unable to leave hospital for months because of “squabbles” between commissioners and providers over sourcing the equipment they need to go home, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: 23 trusts chosen for new Carter review


More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.

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Exclusive: STPs chosen to lead major £350m back office savings drive


Four sustainability and transformation plan areas will spearhead system leaders’ plans for regional back office mergers across the NHS, which could require significant changes to local governance structures.