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NHSE makes three senior hires

2024-02-01T12:50:00+00:00

NHS England has hired three new senior directors to its estates and facilities team.

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

2024-01-17T13:00:00+00:00

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

2023-12-08T11:09:00+00:00

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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Right people, right time, right information - A blueprint for stronger multidisciplinary teams and efficient patient pathways

2023-12-08T07:00:00+00:00

Discover how digital infrastructure can transform multidisciplinary teamwork, reduce referral times, and enhance staff experience

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Headcount rise of 4,000 ‘not readily explainable’ by troubled ICS

2023-11-15T12:26:00+00:00

The hiring of several thousand staff in a financially troubled health system was found to be ‘not readily explainable’ and well beyond the increases reported by similar areas.

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Neurosurgery waits surge as national elective list hits new high

2023-10-16T07:17:00+01:00

Clinical risk on the waiting list continues to grow

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

2023-10-12T11:47:00+01:00

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

2023-10-09T04:16:00+01:00

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.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Unsanctioned CEO payoff the least bad option

2023-09-25T11:57:00+01:00

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Former regulator chief drafted in to tackle poor performance at ICS

2023-09-14T12:01:00+01:00

A former regulator who created a ‘failure regime’ for trusts has been drafted in to address performance problems in a high-profile integrated care system.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: ‘We are being watched’

2023-09-11T11:03:00+01:00

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

2023-09-05T11:30:00+01:00

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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Nursing director suspended over Letby concerns

2023-08-21T09:03:00+01:00

The former chief nurse of Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust has been suspended by her current employer, after the conviction of Lucy Letby for murdering babies while working in Chester.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Has Lancashire missed a trick?

2023-07-31T12:39:00+01:00

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North by North West: Manchester must get a grip on electives

2023-04-17T12:57:00+01:00

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NHSE ploughed ahead with PbR return despite major trusts’ objections

2023-04-13T05:00:00+01:00

NHS England pressed ahead with a controversial return to payment by results despite strong opposition from some of the service’s largest trusts, HSJ can reveal.

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North by North West: Hospitals face intervention on ambulance handovers

2022-12-05T12:57:00+00:00

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North by North West: Unease around waiting list prioritisation

2022-11-07T11:26:00+00:00

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CEO found mismatch between image and reality of ‘outstanding’-rated trust

2022-10-26T04:24:00+01:00

A chief executive who joined an outstanding-rated trust last year has suggested it hasn’t matched up to its external reputation, and he was surprised by some of its challenges.