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How can the NHS move from waiting lists to preparation lists?

Shared decision making and regular communication throughout a patient’s surgery pathway would, a recent HSJ webinar argued, help the NHS move from the concept of waiting lists to one of preparation lists – and to a better way of dealing with the backlog. Claire Read reports

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May, Powis and Hartley given top Jubilee honours

NHS England’s national medical director and chief nurse are among the health service staff who have been recognised for their services in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours List.

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Scandal trust gets another warning notice after ‘disappointing’ progress

A Midlands trust at the centre of a maternity scandal has been issued with another warning notice, with the Care Quality Commission saying it is ‘disappointing’ that safety problems have still not been addressed.


Ockenden to chair Nottingham maternity review

Donna Ockenden will chair the independent review of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust’s maternity services, following sustained pressure from the families involved.

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Revealed: The 27 trusts still without an electronic patient record

Almost 30 NHS trusts do not have comprehensive electronic patient records amid a renewed push by government to get electronic systems into all NHS hospitals, according to HSJ research.

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Families dismay at interim report plans despite review ‘chaos’

Families involved in a major review into maternity failings at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust have criticised the decision of the review team to press ahead with the publication of an interim report, despite serious concerns about its terms of reference and methodology.

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Trust chief executive to step down after four years

The chief executive of a mental health trust that runs one of three high secure hospitals in England is due to step down.

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Revealed: Trusts where most staff withhold disability status

More than half the staff at eight trusts have either refused or failed to declare whether they consider themselves ‘disabled’, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Troubled acute appoints council chief as CEO

A major acute trust in the East Midlands has appointed the chief executive of the local county council to be its new chief executive.

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Ex-SHA chair stands down from maternity failings review

The former trust chair and strategic health authority chief executive appointed to investigate maternity failings at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has stood down following a call by families for her removal.


Seeing digitisation as part of a bigger picture

At Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, further digitisation is a key part of plans – including those for a new hospital. But the organisation’s leaders are clear that truly making digitisation works requires a cross-cutting strategy. Claire Read reports


More than a digital repository

While fundamentally an electronic patient record is a digital repository of information, such systems might also hold the promise of greater transformation – if the right conditions are in place

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Families call for removal of ex-SHA chair from care failings review

Families involved in a review into maternity services failings at Nottingham University Hospitals have called for the newly appointed ex-SHA chair to decline the post.

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Building order of ‘new hospitals’ revealed as £550m consultancy deals announced

Projects in Dorset and Devon are set to be the first within the government’s New Hospital Programme to agree construction contracts.

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CEO of 19 years named chair of challenged trust

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has appointed a highly experienced former NHS executive leader, who spent almost 20 years in charge of an acute trust, as its new chair.

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Chair of troubled trust to step down just months after CEO’s exit

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust’s chair has announced he is stepping down, just two months after its CEO also announced her resignation.

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Major centres struggle as cancer waiting time performance hits record low

The NHS’ performance against cancer waiting time standards has hit a record low, with several major regional centres seeing a worsening in their record since last year, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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‘Challenged’ trust plans to move patients to chairs to free up beds

An acute trust in the Midlands is planning to move patients to chairs on wards to free up beds for people waiting in its emergency department, following one of its “most challenged” days.

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Private providers must be an integral part of integrated care systems

Lot of independent providers are already working in an integrated way, which the new ICSs can learn from, and the ultimate goal for all healthcare providers is patient safety and good patient outcomes. By Lou Patten and David Hare


Care increasingly disrupted by building failures as NHS repair bill grows

Patient care is being disrupted by increasing numbers of infrastructure failures amid a continued rise in the cost of fixing outdated and potentially dangerous parts of the NHS estate, new figures show.