Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Third of largest trusts do not know their carbon footprint


More than a third of the largest NHS trusts are still unable to state the size of their full carbon footprint, despite it being three years since the national plan for ‘net zero’ was established.

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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.


More trusts find RAAC concrete on estates


At least seven more trusts have confirmed lightweight concrete on their estates following NHS England-ordered reviews and widespread safety concerns, HSJ has found.

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Shelford trusts now paying consultants up to £269 an hour to cover strike night shifts


Seven of the 10 largest teaching trusts are understood to have acquiesced to demands by the British Medical Association to pay consultants higher overtime rates for covering August’s junior doctors’ strike.


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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ICS accused of imposing ‘woefully low’ overtime pay


An integrated care system’s new overtime ‘rate card’ has sparked a furious response from doctors who warned the “woefully under-market value” rates were directly undermining efforts to ensure safe staffing.

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Social investment funding: a lifeline for the NHS


The potential for social investment has been demonstrated on an individual service level and now is the time for it to fuel ICS-wide innovation funding to support transformation and improve patient care, writes Katy Nex

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Patient aggression up by a fifth despite trust’s interventions


A hospital trust, which has already implemented a series of safety measures to protect employees, has reported a 17 per cent rise in incidents of abuse against staff by patients and the public in the last year.


Staff get ‘aggressive verbal abuse’ over strike cancellations


A hospital trust has said its staff have been verbally abused when contacting some patients to postpone their appointments because of next week’s nursing strike.

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Sixteen trusts win £150m for green energy projects


Sixteen trusts have been allocated a combined £150m for heat pumps and other projects to reduce emissions from their estates.


Trust spent £680k in failed attempt to fight whistleblower


A trust spent £460,000 on legal fees trying to fight a patient safety whistleblowing case that it lost, it can be revealed.

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Recovery Watch: Overtime pay, not ‘insourcing’, is NHS chiefs’ big elective headache


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.


Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target


Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.

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Influx of very low risk referrals sparks review of cancer services


NHS England is in talks about changing a pathway for women with breast problems after performance against the two-week target for them to be seen plummeted.

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Exclusive: NHSE appoints joint equality lead


NHS England has appointed a major trust’s chief people officer as its new joint director of equality, diversity and inclusion, HSJ has learned.

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Trusts left with valueless company shares given in exchange for patient data


Several NHS trusts are reviewing their data-sharing agreements with a technology company after their shares in the firm were rendered currently worthless following its financial collapse

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Trust board backs medical director who wrongly dismissed whistleblower


A trust board has backed the medical director who oversaw the dismissal of a whistleblower in a case linked to patient deaths.

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Multiple trusts extend free parking despite government funding cut


Several systems and trusts have decided to extend their free parking offer for staff despite central government funding for the policy coming to an end this month.

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Teaching trust’s chief to leave after seven years


The chief executive of one of England’s top teaching trusts is to leave this summer after seven years at the helm.

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Parents and babies turned away from ‘exceptionally busy’ unit


Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust was forced to limit access to neonatal intensive care at the weekend due to exceptional demand.