Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Trusts red-listed because of failure to connect to ‘critical’ safety system


Some of the country’s largest trusts could be left without an automated safety incident reporting system when NHS England removes the existing solution next month, HSJ has learned.

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Long-waiters fall by a third despite ‘stubbornly high’ elective list


Trusts cut the number 65-week breaches by 35 per cent between February and March, reducing the long waiter cohort significantly from around 75,000 to around 49,000, according to NHS England’s monthly data.

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Recovery Watch: The ICBs on the slide against the main elective target


Recovering services from the covid crisis is a 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.


IT system which sparked safety alert dropped by 13 trusts


More than a dozen trusts have changed their maternity IT system – or are in the process of doing so – following a national patient safety alert.

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ICS freed from ‘intensive’ central oversight for first time


Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System has been lifted out of the lowest category of NHS England’s performance management regime.

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ICS row breaks out over patients being shunted to GPs


A row has broken out between senior leaders in Norfolk and Waveney over the volume of work being passed to GPs by the acute sector.

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Recovery Watch: What ‘virtually eliminating’ 78-week breaches really means


Recovering services from the covid crisis is a 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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Thirteen trusts write off £1.3m in overpayments to staff


Thirteen trusts were responsible for just over half of £2.6m overpayments to staff written off by NHS providers last year, data obtained by HSJ reveals.

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NHSE warns widely used EPR could pose ‘serious risks to patient safety’


NHS England has issued a national alert to all trusts providing maternity services after faults were discovered in IT software that could pose “potential serious risks to patient safety”.

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Revealed: Official data masking long waits for the sickest patients


Several trusts are failing to admit their sickest emergency patients in a timely fashion, despite performing well in official waiting time statistics, HSJ can reveal.

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Why virtual wards matter


Virtual wards offer a crucial solution to NHS capacity challenges, and enabling innovative and personalised nursing care, writes Natasha Phillips

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Three patients died after ambulance transfer delays from private hospital


Three patients died after delayed transfers from a private hospital within a nine-month period, coroner’s findings reveal.

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Australian CEO returns to lead challenged trust


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed former Medway FT boss Lesley Dwyer as chief executive, HSJ has learned.

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Major blow to NHSE recovery plan as 65-week waits rise


The number of elective care waits over 65 weeks rose by nearly 13,000 between July and August – the biggest monthly increase in over two years, according to official data published today.

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Seven trusts relegated to NHSE’s poorest performers group


Seven trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of providers with the worst elective and cancer problems, putting the number of organisations in the ‘tier 1’ group back into double figures – and five leaving it, HSJ has learned.

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NHSE names two new directors


NHS England has named two directors for new posts as part of its ongoing restructure.


A&E handover delays ‘still getting worse at some hospitals’


Ambulance chiefs say handover delays have got worse at some trusts in recent months, despite the picture improving nationally since last winter.

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Three trusts pick US firm for £150m EPR scheme


Three acute trusts in one of the NHS’s least digitally mature health economies have hired US firm Meditech to provide a single electronic patient record under a contract worth around £155m.

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Senior trust CEO takes on top job at second major trust


East Suffolk and North East Essex Foundation Trust chief executive Nick Hulme has been appointed interim chief at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals FT, the trusts have announced.

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Teaching hospital CEO leaving to take NHSE role


The chief executive of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust is leaving the provider to take on a senior role at NHS England.