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Trust appoints ‘turnaround director’ after performance plummets

A specialist cancer ‘turnaround director’ has been appointed at one of the country’s largest acute trusts after its performance declined sharply, with less than half of its patients being treated within 62 days of an urgent screening referral.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Revealed: The trusts making least progress in improving maternity services

The trusts that have made the most and least progress on urgent recommendations set out by the Ockenden review have been revealed

Clare Panniker

New NHSE regional director appointed

Clare Panniker has been appointed as the new NHS England regional director for the East of England, HSJ has learned.


Trusts failing on waiting list ask told to ‘get act together’

Trusts have been told to ‘get their act together’ on health inequalities, after HSJ research suggested only a small minority have so far published data on disparities in waiting times between different patient groups.

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White men form the minority of HSJ’s Top Chief Executives

A chief executive with less than four years’ experience has been selected as the number one CEO in HSJ’s eighth annual ranking of the service’s top provider trust chiefs

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HSJ podcast: A painful recovery

On this week’s episode we explore the pressure points hindering the NHS’s recovery this spring.

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Creating the NHS’ biggest virtual outpatients department

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week by senior correspondent Nick Carding.


Manager’s death to be investigated

An ambulance trust has appointed a former senior trust executive to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of a staff member, HSJ  has learned.


Neonatal units face ‘redesignation’ under national shake-up

A major shake-up of neonatal care, aimed at reducing mortality and illness, could see dozens of units restricted to caring for less premature babies.

Care Quality Commission

Racism allegations levelled at major trust’s managers

A large acute trust has rolled out a series of training courses on ‘unconscious bias’ and other equality and diversity issues, after allegations of racism were made against managers.


Trusts receive half of funding for ‘essential’ maternity improvements

Trusts have so far received just over half of the £102m they said was needed for ‘immediate and essential’ improvements in maternity services.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Post-Covid Sustainable Transformation Award

Barts Health NHS Trust launched the Barts Emergency Access Care Hub (BEACH) in September 2020, which covers patients across the Barts Health footprint. The BEACH provides a single point of access for all eligible patients who have been given an ED disposition by a NHS 111 clinician or an on-scene ...


HSJ Value Awards 2021: IT & Digital Innovation Award

OneLondon is transforming the capital’s health and care services through the joining up of information to support faster, safer, more effective care for Londoners. The implementation of a shared care record for London gives clinicians a mechanism to see a joined-up picture of a person’s health and care information, available ...

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Manager jailed for five years for cheating trust out of £800,000

A senior IT manager has been jailed for defrauding an NHS trust out of more than £800,000.

Colchester Hospital

Hospital and primary care leaders at odds over ICS boundary changes

Primary care leaders in Essex and Suffolk are at loggerheads with some of their acute counterparts over proposals which would make integrated care systems coterminous with the county council boundaries.

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Ex-director wins £70k payout over trust’s ‘inappropriate’ interview panel

A trust must pay out nearly £70,000 to its former director of medical education after an employment tribunal ruled she had been constructively dismissed.

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NHS manager admits defrauding trust out of £800,000

A former senior IT manager has admitted to defrauding an NHS trust out of more than £800,000 and will face sentencing later this month.

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Trust told to take ‘urgent’ action over risks to cancer patients

An external review has issued a series of ‘urgent recommendations’ to a specialist cancer service around patient safety risks.

Tom Abell

Trust accused of ‘combative leadership’ announces new chief exec

East of England Ambulance Service Trust has appointed a new chief executive after nine months with an interim at the helm.

Care Quality Commission

Mega-merger trust tells NHSE it cannot eliminate year-long waiters by next year

A large East of England trust has told NHS England it cannot eliminate its 52-week waiting list backlog in 2021-22 as it had previously promised.