Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Private provider sues NHS England over £270m contract award

A private provider is accusing NHS England of breaking procurement rules after it awarded a contract for prison health services in the South West to a London mental health trust.

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Trust boss joins ‘service failures’ private provider

A former NHS chief executive has taken up a senior executive role for a large independent provider whose NHS-funded services have seen major quality failures.

Ify Okocha

Trust confirms new CEO after six-month wait

Ify Okocha has been appointed chief executive of Oxleas Foundation Trust, after six months as an interim.

Ify Okocha

Trust’s new CEO means three London chiefs have a minority ethnic background

A London mental health trust has appointed an interim chief executive, who will be the third provider chief known to have a minority ethnic background in the capital.

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London Eye: Third week of August

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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New chief exec for trust with England’s worst performing A&E

One of England’s worst-performing hospital trusts is getting a new chief executive from August.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The commanding heights

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.


Nightingale top leadership revealed

The first members of the leadership team at the NHS’ flagship covid-19 treatment centre have been revealed.


Preferred bidder announced for £2.25bn contract

An incumbent pathology provider looks set to lose its bid to retain a contract worth £2.25bn over 15 years.

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Ex-DH boss declares ‘scandal’ in mental healthcare

A shortage of beds for mental health patients – leaving them waiting in emergency departments for more than 12 hours – is a national “scandal”, according to one of the NHS’ most senior and experienced leaders.


CQC demands trust act as patients wait up to eight days for a bed

A mental health trust has closed its patient waiting area due to a threat from the Care Quality Commission, which its chief has said will mean people waiting longer in A&E.


Trusts hire ‘big four’ consultants to advise on joint working

Two mental health trusts have hired management consultants to look at how they can be more involved in joint working, HSJ can reveal.

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Serious incident declared over cancer diagnostics backlog

A serious incident has been declared at a trust after a backlog in scans delayed five patients’ cancer diagnosis.


NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.

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Trusts bid to take on CCG budgets

Three London trusts are in talks with clinical commissioning groups to take on responsibility for local mental health budgets, HSJ can reveal.

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Neighbouring trusts enter into 'strategic alliance'

Two London trusts have entered into a “strategic alliance”, they announced this week.

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London Eye: 'Closer working'

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Trio of private providers fight for £2.2bn London contract

Three bidders have been shortlisted for one of the biggest NHS pathology contracts, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust fined after patient repeatedly stabbed staff

A trust has been fined £300,000 after two healthcare workers were repeatedly stabbed by a patient at a medium secure forensic unit.

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Eight trusts tender £2bn pathology contract amid network shake-up

An NHS pathology contract worth more than £2bn has been put on the market with the aim of linking eight trusts’ laboratory services.