Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Rob Webster

NHSE intervenes as ICS flags worsening financial deficit


An integrated care system deemed to be a relatively strong performer is now forecasting a £25m deficit, after signing up to a breakeven plan at the start of the year, its CEO has said.

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Trusts to award £500m pathology contract after legal challenge dropped


A pharma and diagnostics firm has dropped its bid to reverse a decision by three acute trusts to award a multimillion pound pathology contract to a competitor.

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Three trusts taken to High Court in £475m contract row


A private provider has accused three acute trusts of breaking procurement rules over how they handled bids for a contract worth up to £475m to supply them with managed pathology services.

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University ‘exploring’ providing NHS diagnostics


A university is ‘exploring’ a move into providing NHS diagnostic services after spending £1.5m on equipment to train its radiography students.

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Focusing on national targets is not the best way to improve patient flow


Jonathon Holmes explains how sharing data on capacity and demand at a regional footprint level, has allowed a consistent and clear overview of capacity, excess demand, and where pinch points are emerging

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NHS England set to water down renewable energy rules


NHS England plans to water down a requirement for trusts to buy electricity from 100 per cent renewable sources.

Trudie Davies

Acute trust appoints new CEO


An acute trust in the North East has appointed a new chief executive.


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.

Len Richards

CQC inspection approach helping fuel emergency care crisis, says trust chief


A trust chief executive says the Care Quality Commission’s inspection regime is still overly focussed on individual organisations, rather than systems, and this is driving the ‘risk aversion’ which is partly responsible for the emergency care crisis.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Trust drops mandatory renewable energy scheme with ‘no value’


An NHS trust has dropped a renewable energy mechanism that was intended to support a transition away from fossil fuels, despite it being made mandatory by NHS England.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Acute Service Redesign Initiative


The Consultant Nurse wrote and delivered a workforce strategy that over a five-year period would transform the capability and career potential of the nursing workforce. Workforce development was supported through the delivery of two interlinked work-based courses. Learning outcomes focused on facilitating evidence-based practice which improved senior decision-making, patient outcomes ...


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Cardiovascular Care Initiative of the Year


Oxford University Hospitals have recruited and trained a team of 12 GPs to deliver cardiology outpatient appointments for most patients referred from 32 GP practices in Oxfordshire. The service is fully integrated with cardiac services at OUH. It is delivered at community locations and sees about 3,000 new patients per ...


HSJ Value Awards 2021: HSJ Value Pilot Project of the Year


The project’s purpose was the redistribution of power, whereby citizens identify local needs and coproduce the agenda for improving quality in the Barkantine practice, Tower Hamlets. The project embodied power sharing at every level: system collaboration via a steering group, and a project team that included staff and community.

Len Richards

New CEO appointed at northern acute trust


Len Richards will take the helm at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust in October after four years as the chief executive of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.


Exclusive: New areas see rapidly rising covid pressure on hospitals


Covid demand on hospitals is now rising rapidly in parts of England so far spared the worst of wave two, analysis of new figures reveals.


Cracking covid: free digital bank and isolation tracker for all NHS trusts


As one of the largest providers of workforce solutions to the NHS with almost 20 years’ experience, ID Medical supplies the NHS with over 8 million staffing hours per year. Together with our technology partners Clarity Skillstream, we’ve been helping trusts and health boards across the UK make huge savings ...

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NHSE told to set new A&E ‘maximum time to assessment’ target


Analysis carried out for NHS England’s review of NHS targets has proposed it set a “maximum time-to-assessment target… for all those attending [accident and emergency departments]”.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners


The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

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FT to enter regional pathology joint venture


An NHS foundation trust in north Yorkshire is participating in a pathology joint venture as part of a new networking approach.

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Performance Watch: Lessons from the trial of new A&E targets


Performance Watch is HSJ’s fortnightly expert briefing on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.