Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Trust cuts board posts to make savings


An acute trust has made cuts to its board to save money and help reduce its deficit.

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Trusts ‘unlock radical ambitions’ with move to same EPR


More than half of the acute trusts in a single region are set to move to the same electronic patient record system, a shift one of their CIOs described as a “serendipitous” opportunity for sharing staff and other resources.

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A&E target set to be raised, despite NHS missing lower bar


NHS England and government are set to raise their target for four-hour A&E performance, despite most hospitals failing to meet the current ask.

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Trust leaders raise alarm over ‘mad’ approach to scrutiny of maternity services


The management of fragile maternity services is being hamstrung by a lack of clear standards and direction from government and regulators, trust chairs and chief executives have told HSJ.

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‘Insular’ trust has to rebuild ‘hope’ and relationships, says turnaround CEO


The chief executive of a major acute trust has said performance problems caused it to ‘look inwards’ and described how it has been working to ‘build back relationships’ and give ‘hope’ to staff.

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The Ward Round: Trusts’ ‘unknown’ disability problem revealed


Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night – and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, this week by HSJ employment and equalities correspondent Nick Kituno, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and ...

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Trust ‘led with integrity’ in face of maternity scandal, says CQC


A trust facing a police investigation into one of the NHS’s largest ever maternity scandals is no longer rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission in its well-led and maternity domains.

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Police launch investigation into maternity failings


Nottinghamshire police have launched an investigation into an acute trust at the centre of a major maternity scandal.


Revealed: 60pc of trusts have a ‘first-time’ CEO


Nearly two-thirds of trusts have a ‘first-time’ chief executive, while one-third of the sector’s CEOs have been in their current post for 18 months or less, following a period of remarkable turnover since the covid crisis.

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The Ward Round: The great car parking debacle


Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night – and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce.

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Around 20 trusts ‘still without electric vehicle charging points’


Around 20 trusts have not yet installed any electric vehicle charging points on their sites, HSJ analysis shows.

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Trust receives record fine for maternity care failure


An acute trust has been fined a record sum by the Care Quality Commission for failing to provide safe maternity care, which resulted in the death of a baby after 23 minutes.

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Patient Safety Watch: Putting things right when they go wrong


Following Jeremy Hunt’s appointment as chancellor, HSJ is now hosting the Patient Safety Watch newsletter, written by Patient Safety Watch trustee James Titcombe.


NHS leaders ‘filled with dread’ ahead of ambulance strike


National, system and trust leaders have told HSJ they fear for the safety of patients and the wellbeing of staff as the NHS experiences its first ambulance strike for 32 years.


Waiting times got worse at trusts that dropped A&E target


Trusts trialling NHS England’s new A&E metrics reported worse average waiting times for admitted patients than those which stayed on the four-hour target, an HSJ analysis suggests.

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Trust no longer faces ‘very serious’ finance problems after five years


A teaching hospital trust has been moved out of the lowest finance performance band, five years after being placed in special measures for running up a £130m deficit.

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Trusts lose interim CEO three months into role


The interim chief executive of a hospital ‘group’ in the Midlands is moving to a neighbouring trust, leaving the leadership of his current organisation uncertain.

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‘Relationship breakdown’ between councils and NHS trust


Relationships are said to have broken down between councils and a trust which has just come out of critical incident status amid extreme pressures.

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Scandal trust's comms director suspended


A trust’s director of communications has been suspended from her role following reports she blocked bereaved parents on social media.

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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