Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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40% of funding targeted at improving emergency care goes unspent


Fourty per cent of the £150m capital funding pot NHS England made available to incentivise urgent and emergency care improvements was not distributed, data shown to HSJ reveals.

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Trusts offered up to £4m to make last-ditch attempt on A&E target


NHS England has confirmed new financial incentives for trusts to deliver strong performance against the four-hour emergency target this month.

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NHS wins car parking battle with HMRC


The NHS has won a court case which means it will no longer have to charge VAT on its car parking fees.

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Thirty trusts report more 12-hour waits, despite national improvement


Long A&E waits have got worse at more than one in five acute trusts, despite an improving trend nationally.


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


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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Trust overhauls leadership ahead of critical CQC report


A major hospital trust has overhauled its executive team ahead of a Care Quality Commission report which is expected to criticise its leadership.

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Trusts dispute NHS England’s ‘benefits’ claim over FDP pilot


Five trusts have contradicted NHS England’s claim that they are “actively realising benefits” from pilots of the Federated Data Platform.

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New CEO named for ‘outstanding’ trust


Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive to replace Sir Jim Mackey.


HSJ Podcast: Mackey’s next move


Sir Jim Mackey is moving on from Northumbria Healthcare FT after 18 years and taking the top job at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals FT. This week we discuss what this means for the NHS in the North East and also for NHSE, where he will be leaving his chief operating ...

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Mackey moves to Newcastle as NHSE appoints new COO


Sir Jim Mackey has been named the new chief executive of Newcastle Hospitals, and a Number 10 official will return to NHS England to take over his role as interim chief operating officer, it has been announced.

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More hips replaced in private hospitals than in NHS


The number of NHS-funded hip replacements carried out last year remained well below pre-covid levels, while the total funded privately nearly doubled to cover the shortfall, new data reveals.

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Exclusive: Site-level A&E performance revealed for the first time


The true scale of poor performance against the four-hour waiting time target at individual A&E sites, which is often masked by the official trust-level data, has been laid bare for the first time by information acquired by HSJ.


Mackey: regulation of NHS managers ‘is coming’


A national NHS leader has said regulation of managers ‘is coming’, and the service should ‘just go with it and make it as effective’ as possible.

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The future of learning in the health sector


Innovation and adaptability are key to the success of learning and development in healthcare. Professor Debbie Porteous shares how their dynamic approach to professional development is meeting the changing needs and requirements of the sector

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Trusts must hit new A&E target to access capital fund


Trusts ‘over-delivering’ on two emergency care targets this winter will be awarded a share of a new £150m capital fund, NHS England has announced.


Trust withheld key details of deaths, review finds


An ambulance service has pledged to overhaul how it makes disclosures to coroners after a review found that details of care failings were withheld in a number of cases.

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Acute trust plans sixfold expansion of domiciliary care service


A leading acute trust which made the pioneering move of becoming a direct provider of social care last year is planning a major expansion of its services.

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Mackey’s trust to fund bonus payments in ‘surprise move’


A trust led by a national director has agreed to make bonus payments to workers on its staff bank, despite there being ‘no obligation’ and the government refusing to fund it.

Sir James Mackey, Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

ICSs failed to find alternatives despite ‘shock and panic’ over PbR


Local systems failed to come up with realistic alternatives to bringing back payment by results for planned care despite an initial ‘panic’ around its return, according to NHS England’s elective recovery boss.

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Sloman and Ferris to leave NHS England


Two top-level NHS England directors have announced they are leaving the organisation after about two years in their current posts.