North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

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Six trusts drop into ‘most challenged’ group


Six more trusts have dropped into the “tier 1” group for the most challenged providers for their elective or cancer performance.


‘Decomposing bodies’ discovered at multiple hospitals


Bodies are being left to deteriorate and in some cases decompose in hospital mortuaries, often because of a lack of freezer space, HSJ  has found.

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Interim CEO named after failure to replace 40-year trust boss


An interim CEO has been appointed to take the helm of two Black Country trusts while they re-run a recruitment process.

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Exclusive: NHSE crackdown on 10-hour ambulance delays


NHS England has launched a new crackdown on trusts it says have a ‘management strategy’ to hold patients in the back of ambulances to cope with emergency pressures inside their hospitals, HSJ has learned.


Dozens more children ‘severely’ harmed by care failures


Dozens more children than initially thought have come to “severe” harm following failings in audiology care, HSJ can reveal.

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Trusts admit ‘severe’ harm to children


Children have suffered severe harm at two further hospital trusts as a result of failures in paediatric audiology, HSJ can reveal.


Hospitals to review concrete risks to ‘maintain safety and confidence’


NHS boards have been told to obtain extra assurance around the risks to unsafe concrete beams in their estate, following the sudden closure of school buildings.

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Labour ward staffing shortages restrict use of beneficial drug


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.


Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund


Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.

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First-time CEO picked by trust


North West Anglia Foundation Trust has recruited Mid and South Essex FT’s acting chief executive as its new permanent CEO.

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HSJ Digital Awards 2023: Digital Clinical Safety Award


WINNER: North West Anglia Foundation Trust and K2MS Digital Maternity Specialists: Digital Foetal Early Warning Score System (Digital FEWS) – Support to Deliver Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle Initiative in the NHS

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Two trusts added to NHSE list of providers at ‘high risk’


Two trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of those identified as needing the most support meeting cancer and elective targets.

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What’s changed in the ‘new hospitals’ programme?


HSJ has mapped and charted how the projects in the new hospitals programme have changed following government’s announcement today.

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Acute boss takes ‘semi retirement’


The chief executive of an acute trust in the East of England has announced she is stepping down to take “semi-retirement”.


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.


Trusts need hundreds of millions to stop hospitals’ roofs collapsing


Trusts need hundreds of millions of pounds to remediate dangerous roofs.

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Recovery Watch: Elective recovery in a challenged rural area


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 bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.

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Hospital’s ‘consistently high’ mortality rate under investigation


NHS England and local system leaders are looking into “consistently high” mortality rates over the last two years at an acute hospital after previous reviews failed to find an explanation, an integrated care board meeting was told this week.


Majority of ‘last resort’ ambulance diverts reported by only two trusts


Two acute trusts account for almost two-thirds of emergency department ‘diverts’ reported over the last two months.

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Chair leaves trust ahead of ‘positive’ CQC report


The chair of an ‘inadequate’ rated hospital trust – said to have made improvements now being recognised by regulators – is moving to another provider in the region.