Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Trusts ‘unlock radical ambitions’ with move to same EPR


More than half of the acute trusts in a single region are set to move to the same electronic patient record system, a shift one of their CIOs described as a “serendipitous” opportunity for sharing staff and other resources.

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Hospital chief on long-term absence after ‘group’ move


The hospital chief executive which last month moved to shared leadership with a neighouring trust is on long-term absence, and may not be returning to the role, HSJ understands. 


HSJ Podcast: The rise and rise of the hospital group


As an increasing number of hospitals appoint shared CEOs and chairs – and more large “groups” are created – we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to this new(ish) way of running things.


Joint CEO for trusts with £2bn turnover


A joint chief executive has been appointed across three acute trusts in the East Midlands in the next stage of their “formal collaboration”.

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Warning notice over children’s safety sent to trust


A hospital trust has been served a warning notice over safety issues while its children’s and young people’s services have been rated “inadequate”.

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New chair will ‘reset group model’ across three trusts


Three Midlands hospital trusts with a combined turnover of more than £2bn are moving to share a single chair, who wants to drive further collaboration and partnership between them, HSJ  can reveal.

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New CEO for trust where ‘bullying and harassment were normalised’


An ambulance trust grappling with major cultural problems has appointed a substantive chief executive, who most recently has been on extended leave from his role leading two acute providers.

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Trusts’ chair to leave amid CEO instability


The joint chair of two hospital trusts is to step down, just weeks after the “group” named its third CEO in four months.


Trust names third CEO in four months


A hospital group has appointed its second interim chief executive since October, after the substantive CEO went on leave for health reasons.


NHS leaders fear ambulance strike ‘calm’ will not last


The first NHS ambulance strike for 32 years appears not to have had any major impact so far.


NHS leaders ‘filled with dread’ ahead of ambulance strike


National, system and trust leaders have told HSJ they fear for the safety of patients and the wellbeing of staff as the NHS experiences its first ambulance strike for 32 years.


Waiting times got worse at trusts that dropped A&E target


Trusts trialling NHS England’s new A&E metrics reported worse average waiting times for admitted patients than those which stayed on the four-hour target, an HSJ analysis suggests.

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Trusts lose interim CEO three months into role


The interim chief executive of a hospital ‘group’ in the Midlands is moving to a neighbouring trust, leaving the leadership of his current organisation uncertain.

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Trust group appoints interim CEO as chief takes leave


A hospital group has named its chief digital information officer as interim chief executive, after its substantive CEO went on leave at short notice for personal reasons.


Staff shortages leaving women in ‘barbaric’ pain


Patient safety campaigners have said ‘too many women’ are still not being offered a general anaesthetic for a diagnostic test because of staff shortages, leaving them in severe pain.

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Police drop inquiries into alleged manipulation of waiting list


Police have dropped a case against a Midlands trust which was accused of manipulating its waiting lists.

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Hospital group’s ‘collective brand’ may help DGHs recruit, say chiefs


Two district general hospitals are planning a major clinical reconfiguration and developing a “collective brand” which they hope could ease their staffing problems, their leaders have told HSJ.

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Revealed: Trusts with the biggest falls in staff confidence in care provided


Several large teaching hospitals are among those which saw the steepest declines in the proportion of staff who would recommend the care of their organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results.

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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Trust pleads for cash advance to fix ‘UK’s most cramped A&E’


An acute trust with the ‘most cramped and limited emergency department in the UK’ has warned delaying promised capital funds will mean treating patients in unsuitable facilities until 2030.