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Recovery Watch: The great follow-ups revolution

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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White men form the minority of HSJ’s Top Chief Executives

A chief executive with less than four years’ experience has been selected as the number one CEO in HSJ’s eighth annual ranking of the service’s top provider trust chiefs

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Mackey: cost-saving targets for trusts ‘not really possible’

The cost savings targets set for the most financially challenged trusts ‘probably aren’t really possible’, NHS England’s national director of elective recovery Sir Jim Mackey has warned.

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Would putting GPs under the command of hospitals work?

The pitfall of trying to design a ‘one size fits all’ model of primary care should be avoided, write Robert Ede and Sean Phillips

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Hospital trust launches as social care provider

A leading acute foundation trust is launching itself as a direct provider of domiciliary social care services, and planning to open care homes, in what is thought to be a first.

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Mackey: Cutting waiting list may take more than four years

Elective treatments in the NHS will not substantially increase for at least another two years, and the waiting list may not have reduced by 2025, the national director of elective recovery has warned MPs.

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NHSE appoints new regional director

NHS England has appointed an interim regional director for London, and confirmed Sir David Sloman’s appointment as chief operating officer.

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HSJ Awards 2021: Freedom to Speak up Organisation of the Year

WINNER: Northumbria Healthcare FT: Freedom to Speak Up - The Northumbria Way

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Trust chief leads ‘industrial’ drive to cut ‘pointless’ follow-up appointments

National leaders want to expand the use of patient-initiated follow-up appointments on an “industrial scale” – in a bid to reduce the number of “pointless reviews” and give patients more control over their care.

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NHS staff ambivalent about restarting 'valuable' hospital visits

More research is needed on the impact of the absence and presence of patients’ visitors on staff, patients, and relatives and friends, write Annie Laverty, Helen Lackenby and Don Redding

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NHS England appoints top trust chief to support elective recovery

Sir Jim Mackey has been brought in by NHS England to advise on elective recovery, it was announced today.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year

Provision of an integrated system to work within the electronic patient record capturing prospective and retrospective clinical priority for patients waiting for appointments, investigations and treatment. This was a hospital-wide need affecting all specialties and service providers and all current and newly referred patients.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year

The BHRUT Academy of Surgery is an innovative training pathway to attract non-training doctors wishing to pursue a surgical career. The surgical directorate offers a two-year structured educational programme with an associated fully funded MSc in our “Academy of Surgery”. This was designed to recruit, train and retain junior doctors ...

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Amanda Pritchard appointed as NHS England chief executive

Amanda Pritchard has been appointed as the next NHS England chief executive.


Greensill-owned NHS pay-advance firm goes into administration

An NHS agency has stepped in, as a company owned by collapsed finance firm Greensill that offered pay advances to more than 10,000 NHS staff has also gone into administration.

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Trust battles global firm in £100m court fight over ‘substantial defects’ at flagship NHS hospital

One of England’s top NHS trusts is suing a major construction firm for £100m in a bitter legal dispute after significant structural defects were identified in its ‘pioneering’ new hospital, HSJ can reveal.

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The Integrator: Mackey warns of ‘extreme dangers’ around NHS legislative proposals

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by senior correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

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Trust CEO asks for ‘scientific evidence’ on covid vaccine safety to reassure staff

NHS trust chief executives have told HSJ  they need more clarity the Pfizer-BioNTech covid vaccine is safe to reassure their worried staff.