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Revealed: The ‘unacceptable’ hospital buildings with no investment

2024-02-07T12:50:00+00:00

Estates chiefs at 19 acute hospitals have classed more than half of their occupied space as  “not functionally suitable” and lacking any promise of major investment.

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Five trust CEOs were paid more than £300,000 last year

2024-01-18T12:33:00+00:00

Several trust chief executives were paid more than £300,000 in 2022-23, including adjustments for previous underpayments, pay in lieu of pension contributions, and redundancy packages.

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A&E target set to be raised, despite NHS missing lower bar

2024-01-05T06:57:00+00:00

NHS England and government are set to raise their target for four-hour A&E performance, despite most hospitals failing to meet the current ask.

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Projects excluded from ‘40 new hospitals’ programme had ‘political issues’

2023-10-31T04:26:00+00:00

Internal government documents show some of the building schemes that failed to make the final list of ‘40 new hospitals’ were flagged as having potentially serious ‘political issues’, HSJ has discovered.

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Hospitals close areas after discovering RAAC planks

2023-10-20T12:27:00+01:00

More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.

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Trusts bring in joint CEO after NHSE intervention

2023-10-17T11:43:00+01:00

A joint chief executive has been appointed to lead two neighbouring acute trusts following threats of regulatory action from NHS England.

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Be careful of celebrating staff as ‘heroes’, NHSE advises trusts

2023-10-16T05:11:00+01:00

Trusts haven been warned to be careful of “contentious” approaches to staff recognition, such as those that mimic the “clap for carers” initiative organised during the pandemic.

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More trusts find RAAC concrete on estates

2023-10-06T04:37:00+01:00

At least seven more trusts have confirmed lightweight concrete on their estates following NHS England-ordered reviews and widespread safety concerns, HSJ has found.

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Labour ward staffing shortages restrict use of beneficial drug

2023-09-01T12:01:00+01:00

Staffing shortages are likely to restrict the use of a beneficial painkiller in birthing suites, even once its use has been recommended by national guidance.

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Trusts to appoint joint chief after NHSE threat

2023-06-29T05:24:00+01:00

An acute trust is set to move to a joint chief executive model with a neighbouring provider after being threatened with regulatory action if it failed to do so.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food

2023-04-11T11:39:00+01:00

The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.

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CEO resigns from trust told to merge leadership

2023-02-15T13:06:00+00:00

The chief executive of North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust, which was ordered by NHS England to merge its leadership team with a neighbour, is to step down in September.

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Board members tried to ‘disrupt’ joint CEO plans, says NHS England

2023-01-18T05:21:00+00:00

Board members at an acute trust deliberately ‘disrupted’ attempts to merge its leadership with another provider, according to a highly critical NHS England investigation.

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Waiting times got worse at trusts that dropped A&E target

2022-12-13T06:00:00+00:00

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.

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Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target

2022-11-23T06:00:00+00:00

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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HSJ podcast: The A&E target conundrum continues

2022-08-04T14:18:00+01:00

This week, we revisit the thorny subject of accident and emergency standards, following calls for a new six-hour target to be introduced.

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Trust chief calls for six-hour A&E target

2022-08-04T04:39:00+01:00

The chief executive of a trust trialling the new emergency care standards being considered by the government has called for a new six-hour target to either move patients out of accident and emergency, or for them to receive treatment.

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Exclusive: ‘Outrageous’ long A&E waits for mental health patients increase 150pc

2022-07-19T03:24:00+01:00

Mental health patients who arrive at emergency departments in crisis are increasingly facing ‘outrageous’ long waits for an inpatient bed, with some being forced to wait several days.

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‘Don’t stand in way of integration if clinicians want it’, says CEO

2022-06-15T05:33:00+01:00

A trust chief executive says leaders ‘should not stand in the way’ of controversial plans for further integration with a neighbouring provider if that is the direction being set by clinicians.

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Trusts locked into Russian gas contracts for another year

2022-03-21T12:45:00+00:00

Several NHS trusts will remain locked into contracts with Russian energy giant Gazprom until April 2023, HSJ understands.