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Four trusts failing government’s free parking commitment

Four trusts are not providing free car parking to those identified as needing it, despite this being a government commitment, HSJ has established.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Why the capital's NHS staff are, relatively, happy

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Why a medic may get the biggest job in hospital-land

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

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£3bn group of hospitals moves to centralise electives

North west London’s acute trusts are exploring whether to set up a new elective orthopaedic centre in the region as they seek to capitalise on the concept of ‘fast-track’ surgical hubs.

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Trusts routinely bank income as ‘savings’, contrary to NHSE claim

Financial data obtained by HSJ shows trusts have routinely used additional income received from NHS commissioners to boost their reported ‘cost improvements’ – despite regulators claiming this did not happen.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Same chair everywhere

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

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Former NHS England chief appointed chair of four trusts

Former NHS England deputy chief executive Matthew Swindells has been appointed chair of all north west London’s acute trusts.

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Search for ‘low ego’ leader across four trusts with £3bn income

NHS England is seeking a chair with a “low ego and high emotional intelligence” to lead what will be the largest group of trusts under a shared chair.

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Three trusts fall back into ‘improvement programme’

Three trusts whose struggling maternity departments were supported and supposedly improved by a national safety programme have since fallen back into the scheme.

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ICS chief nurse appointed as trust CEO

An acute trust in London has appointed the region’s chief nursing officer as its new chief executive.

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Inconsistent leadership undermining safety of maternity services, says CQC

Inconsistent leadership and poor teamworking, lack of risk oversight and a failure to engage with women’s needs are among the issues continuing to affect the safety of some hospital maternity services, the Care Quality Commission has found.

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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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Joint leader for four trusts with £3bn income

The four acute trusts in north west London will appoint a joint chair, in the latest move towards greater collaboration between the system’s providers.

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New chief executive for hospital trust

A north London specialist trust has appointed a new chief executive.

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Inspectors heavily criticise trust leaders after being ‘shouted at by staff’

A maternity unit has been heavily criticised by regulators after they were told of ‘multiple allegations of bullying’ and staff being afraid to raise concerns.

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Hospital brings cleaning and catering in-house to ‘support minority ethnic communities’

An acute trust has brought their cleaning and catering contracts back in house to boost workforce equality and support staff from minority ethnic communities.

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Exclusive: Shared chief executive and chair for trusts with £2bn plus turnover

Two hospital trusts with a combined turnover of more than £2bn will share a chief executive and chair from June, HSJ understands.

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A dozen hospitals to share single patient record system

The four acute providers in a London health and care system will use the same patient record system making the information available to clinicians across their 12 hospital sites.

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Only one in three of trust’s black Caribbean staff vaccinated

Just over a third of black Caribbean staff have been vaccinated at one of the London acutes most heavily impacted by the pandemic, new data has revealed.

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Waiting lists to grow until spring at beleaguered London acute

A London acute trust that has been hardest hit in each pandemic wave expects its waiting list to keep growing until spring.