North Bristol NHS Trust

Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: A £2.5m bureaucratic nightmare


From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: New year, same story?


From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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CEO interview: Maria Kane, chief executive, North Bristol Trust


This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.

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City’s two acutes to share CEO and chair


A city’s two acute trusts have announced plans to share a chair and chief executive.

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Rush to reduce elective backlog increasing ‘never events’, report finds


Moving less complex procedures out of operating theatres and into other care settings to free up capacity to support elective recovery has ‘inadvertently’ increased the risk of ‘never events’ at an acute trust, a report has warned.


HSJ Podcast: How one trust changed England’s A&E model


A trust that gave its name to a controversial A&E policy has seen performance improve significantly, so this week we discuss how North Bristol Trust handled the risks and how quickly its model could spread throughout the NHS.


Ward staff ‘must accept extra workload to help A&E’


Hospitals are being prevented from adopting models which spread risk away from emergency departments because other teams refuse to take on the extra work, according to a top accident and emergency doctor.

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‘Controversial’ A&E policy 'showed we're all shouldering the pain', says CEO


A high-profile shift to admitting patients from A&E to wards irrespective of bed capacity has ‘turned the dial’ for an acute trust’s emergency care, its chief executive has told HSJ.

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Revealed: Four trusts report quarter of all ‘critical incidents’


More than a quarter of ‘critical incidents’ have been declared by just four trusts since the start of the crisis in urgent and emergency care.


Trusts miss out on £50m of pledged ‘net zero’ funds


Nearly a fifth of the capital funding allocated to the NHS for ‘net zero’ projects was never received by trusts, with at least two schemes prevented from going ahead due to a lack of flexibility in the scheme.


Trust leaders using ‘aggressive tactics’ to ‘break’ strikes, BMA claims


The BMA has hit out at a trust after it emerged that striking junior doctors could ‘needlessly’ have eight days’ wages deducted from July’s pay, despite there being five days of strike action this month.

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Sixteen trusts win £150m for green energy projects


Sixteen trusts have been allocated a combined £150m for heat pumps and other projects to reduce emissions from their estates.

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Long cancer waits hit record high, despite drop in backlog


The number of people waiting for cancer diagnosis and treatment for more than three months has passed 12,000 for the first time.


Revealed: Four trusts added to NHSE ‘help list’


NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.

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All new hospitals must have single rooms only, government rules


All new hospitals built in England must have only single patient rooms, health infrastructure chiefs have confirmed, requiring an overhaul of many trusts’ current proposals.

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Trust boss urges Sunak to avert strike action


A trust leader has written an open letter to prime minister Rishi Sunak asking him to urgently avert strike action planned by the Royal College of Nursing.


Trust boss ‘depressed’ by NHSE spending crackdown


The chair of an acute trust has criticised NHS England’s new spending curbs, saying they make her “depressed” and significantly hamper the organisation’s ability to take strategic decisions.


Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target


Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.

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Longest diagnostic waits at highest level since covid lockdown


The share of referrals waiting more than three months for a diagnostic test – one of the key problems behind long waits for cancer treatment – is worse than at any point since February 2021, during the second national covid lockdown.

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Recovery Watch: Debate over ‘sticking plaster’ A&E model


Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ emergency care correspondent Matt Discombe