Two district general hospitals are planning a major clinical reconfiguration and developing a “collective brand” which they hope could ease their staffing problems, their leaders have told HSJ.
Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.
A hospital trust’s management has apologised, after being heavily criticised by an independent review for ‘letting down’ a staff member who reported suffering a racially aggravated attack while on duty.
A consultant has failed to get an injunction placed on a hospital trust investigating several allegations into his work, including that he improperly referred hospital patients to his private clinics.
A Care Quality Commission deputy chief inspector has been appointed hospital chief executive at an East Midlands trust.
Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.
More than 40 provider trusts have seen lower flu vaccine uptake so far in 2020-21 than in 2019-20, often citing covid and covid vaccination as a reason, despite a national push.
Hospital chiefs in the South West have warned the region will not avoid the extreme pressures felt by other parts of the NHS, amid rapidly rising numbers of covid-19 inpatients.
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An acute trust in London is among the biggest winners of a £600m allocation by the government to pay for backlog maintenance across the NHS.
A GP commissioning leader has publicly criticised hospital visiting rules at local hospitals, after hearing that a stroke patient was denied seeing family or friends for six weeks.
The second wave of the covid pandemic will be ‘10 times harder’ for the NHS, and will require a step-change in the service’s use of technology, according to the chief executive of a trust group in the Midlands.
More than 60 per cent of new covid cases diagnosed at two hospitals in the Midlands in recent days were caught at least two weeks after the patient was admitted — suggesting there may be particular problems with the virus spreading on their wards.
Officials are investigating ongoing pressure from covid-19 patients in hospitals in the East Midlands, while several other parts of England have seen high death rates persisting.
Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust’s chief executive will take over the top job at Northampton General Hospital Trust on a joint basis, as part of a new provider “group”.
Several major hospital trusts are telling staff to use personal protective equipment in a wider set of areas than recommended by current national guidance, amid staff concern and reports of doctors refusing work without it.
Two acute trusts with a history of collaboration difficulties have announced plans to appoint a single “group chief executive” as part of a shared management structure.
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Bosses at a trust trialling new access targets “expect” the existing 18-week referral to treatment requirement to be replaced by an 8.5 week average wait — a move experts say would represent a relaxation of standards.