Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Influential CEO retires after tripling size of trust


One of the longest-serving chief executives has announced his retirement following a 12-year stint in which his trust has tripled in size.

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Trust chiefs criticise ‘divisive’ capital ‘prizes’ for A&E performance


Trust CEOs and other health leaders have criticised NHS England’s move to offer trusts up to £4m capital in a last-ditch effort to meet the four hour emergency care target in March.

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Revealed: Worst hospitals for food hygiene


More than 30 hospitals in England failed to receive the top ratings for food hygiene in their latest inspection.

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Cost improvement plans will not solve the NHS’s financial crisis


The current NHS ‘cost improvement model’ is not sufficient to meet financial constraints, but an allocative efficiency approach being applied at Mersey Care Foundation Trust offers hope, its leaders argue


Trusts still seeking compensation a year after cyber attack


Two trusts remain in discussions with a tech firm over financial compensation a year after a cyber attack left them without access to patient records for months.

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‘Discrimination’ claim as ‘40 new hospitals’ snubs mental health


A chief executive has compared a lack of investment into mental health estate to ‘institutionalised discrimination’, after no new schemes were accepted on to the ‘40 new hospitals’ programme.

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Outcry over 123 rejected ‘new hospital’ bids


Multiple trusts have expressed disappointment at being overlooked in the government’s latest announcement on the ‘40 new hospitals’ programme.

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North by North West: Liverpool promises to change


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The trusts with most and least nurses striking


The share of nurses striking at trusts which saw Royal College of Nursing action this week varied significantly, HSJ analysis suggests.


Campaigning MP to chair foundation trust


A long-serving Labour MP is leaving the Commons after 17 years and will join a mental health trust as its chair, HSJ can reveal.

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NHSE prompts ICS review of city’s hospitals


NHS England has asked for an independent review to look into the configuration of hospital services in a city with six separate acute and specialist trusts.

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Teenage inpatient’s death sparks urgent coroner warning


A coroner has issued a warning over future deaths at a mental health trust less than two weeks after a teenage inpatient’s death.

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Trust’s directors scapegoated psychiatrist over patient’s death, tribunal finds


A mental health trust ‘scapegoated’ a psychiatrist over the death of a patient amid systemic issues, an employment tribunal has found.

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North by North West: Coming back from crisis


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North by North West: ‘Our levels of trust are a million miles away from what we need’


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How covid sparked a better understanding of population health


Panellists on an HSJ webinar, in association with Graphnet, expained how the pandemic had forced them to urgently enhance the way they used data

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Covid infections caught in hospital up by half in a week


Covid-19 infections likely to have been caught in hospital have increased by almost half in a week, with several trusts seeing significant rises, HSJ can reveal.


Developing shared local understanding of covid pressures


The panellists explored the value of a shared understanding of which pressures and caseloads exist in an area and consider how digital technologies might play a role here

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Mental health demand could rise by 40pc warns NHSE research


Demand for adult mental health services could rise by 40 per cent according to research commissioned by NHS England and seen by HSJ.

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Regulator sorry for manager’s ‘five years of hell’


Regulators have apologised to a health manager who went through “five years of hell” while being investigated for misconduct, before being told there was no case to answer.