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The four trusts with worrying waiting lists

Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman

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Exclusive: Sharp drop in quality of stroke care

The proportion of stroke units awarded the top ratings in a national audit has fallen significantly, HSJ analysis shows.

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Recovery Watch: The 20 trusts with three quarters of the NHS's two year waiters

Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.

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North by North West: Leading ICS sits bottom of activity rankings

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Revealed: The ethnically diverse trusts with all-white leadership

Analysis of new data has identified multiple trusts which appear to have no executives or very senior managers from a minority ethnic background, despite their workforces being relatively diverse.

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North by North West: Christie rebuffs NHSE and refuses to apologise

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A&E patients waiting more than two days for a bed, warns leaked letter

A clinical director and several senior managers have written to a trust CEO warning that patients are routinely waiting more than 60 hours to be admitted to a ward from accident and emergency, leaving staff “crying with frustration and anger”.

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North by North West: The omicron damage

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Two-year breaches rise by 15pc to record high

The number of two-year elective breaches jumped 15 per cent to 18,585 patients between October and November, although the NHS’s overall waiting list size stabilised at just under six million patients.

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North by North West: Thousands of staff set for redeployment

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National plan needed to end discrimination against disabled NHS staff, say leaders

NHS England’s programme to tackle discrimination against disabled staff and patients is “fairly limited” and needs to “go up a couple gears”, according to two senior leaders.

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Care increasingly disrupted by building failures as NHS repair bill grows

Patient care is being disrupted by increasing numbers of infrastructure failures amid a continued rise in the cost of fixing outdated and potentially dangerous parts of the NHS estate, new figures show.

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CEO ‘astonished’ by how few junior doctors meet their senior directors

A retiring chief executive was “astonished” how many junior doctors had never met the senior directors of their hospitals — and stressed how being visible on the wards is “critical” to good leadership.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and Royal Devon & Exeter NHSFT joined the NHSE/I Enhanced Supportive Care pilot in 2016, promoting earlier implementation of supportive/palliative care within cancer care to prevent and manage adverse effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Since 2019 our collaborative has analysed the most comprehensive ESC data available, ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Cancer Care Initiative of the Year

At the outset of the pandemic a new telephone service was established to proactively call cancer patients to check their wellbeing, offer holistic therapy, provide local information and support, refer to appropriate services or simply provide a listening ear and reduce isolation.

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North by Northwest: 'A bit of a disaster' as ICS recruitment drive draws a blank

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Two-year waiters for elective care up by half to just under 4,000

The number of patients waiting more than two years for elective care has grown by nearly half in the space of one month, HSJ analysis can reveal.

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Director who claimed she was scapegoated for A&E slump loses case

A hospital operations director has lost her case for unfair dismissal after claiming she had been made a scapegoat for performance failures.

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North by North West: Give deprived areas more vaccine and staffing support

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The trusts with the most patients waiting over 18 months

The trusts with the biggest share of their waiting list at more than 18 months and two years has been revealed for the first time.