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London Eye: Actually, we’ve coped well


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

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HSJ Awards 2023: Trust of the Year



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System agrees 10% bed base increase to ease A&E crisis


An integrated care system is planning to open between 70 and 100 addtional mental health beds to deal with a crisis in capacity.

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The staff wellbeing strategies that work


Zosia Walecka says that trusts are dedicated to improving staff morale and patient care through their emphasis on culture, evidence-based methods, resource allocation, stress management, and promoting equality and diversity

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HSJ Awards shortlist revealed


The shortlist for the 2023 HSJ Awards – including the six providers vying to be “trust of the year” – was announced today.


‘Disappointing’ failure to boost community care revealed by internal data


A ‘disappointingly slow’ transformation of community services means thousands of mental health patients are still presenting at emergency departments within weeks of being discharged from an inpatient facility.

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Trust CEOs decry ‘undeliverable’ and damaging financial plans


NHS trusts have committed to financial plans for 2023-34 without properly considering their consequences – with finance directors turning a blind eye to unrealistic forecasts under pressure from NHS England – some of the country’s top NHS chief executives have warned.

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‘Discrimination’ claim as ‘40 new hospitals’ snubs mental health


A chief executive has compared a lack of investment into mental health estate to ‘institutionalised discrimination’, after no new schemes were accepted on to the ‘40 new hospitals’ programme.


Trust loses £85m contract for local services after winning work 200 miles away


A foundation trust has lost an £85m contract to provide healthcare services in its local prisons to a private company, after taking over the same services from the same company 230 miles away.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The nursing walkout isn't really about pay


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


Just 10 trusts responsible for half of ‘unacceptable’ placements


Just 10 trusts account for more than half of patients ‘inappropriately’ sent out of their area for a mental health bed – with dozens having to travel up to 300km, according to HSJ analysis.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.