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Following the Money: NHS England struggles to hold the line


HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get back in the black. By finance correspondent Henry Anderson.

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NHSE director joins trust as ‘chief officer’


An NHS England national director has been hired to lead a major hospital grappling with severe financial problems.


Five trust CEOs were paid more than £300,000 last year


Several trust chief executives were paid more than £300,000 in 2022-23, including adjustments for previous underpayments, pay in lieu of pension contributions, and redundancy packages.

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Exclusive: NHSE crackdown on 10-hour ambulance delays


NHS England has launched a new crackdown on trusts it says have a ‘management strategy’ to hold patients in the back of ambulances to cope with emergency pressures inside their hospitals, HSJ has learned.


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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HSJ Digital Awards 2023: Improving Back-Office Efficiencies Through Digital


WINNER: Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust: Portsmouth Hospitals Maternity Intelligent Automation Transformation Programme

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HSJ Digital Awards 2023: Empowering Patients Through Digital


WINNER: Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust and Concentric Health: Enhancing Patient Pathways and Accelerating Acute Trust Elective Recovery Through the Introduction of Digital Consenting

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ICB and seven trusts put in ‘recovery’ after refusing to submit balanced financial plan


An integrated care board and all seven of its member trusts have been placed into the ‘recovery support programmes’ – formerly known as special measures – by NHS England, after declaring a deficit plan for 2023-24.

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Trusts to share joint chief ahead of breakup


Two trusts in the south of England have named a joint chief executive as part of a major reorganisation.


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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HSJ Podcast: A game changer for length of stay?


The debate over single patient rooms has raged for many years, but emerging news from Liverpool’s new hospital suggests it could be a game-changer for cutting patients’ length of stay. We discuss the impact of the much-maligned city trust’s new hospital on patient flow.

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Two trusts to appoint single chief executive


Two trusts are set to appoint a single chief executive and executive team as they move towards a joined-up leadership model.

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HSJ Podcast: The staff the NHS forgot


An HSJ Investigation has revealed trusts are denying staff employed by their wholly owned subsidiary companies the pay and conditions offered to other staff. We discuss why this forgotten group of the workforce are missing out.

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Trust must pay £200k to whistleblower it subjected to ‘campaign of harassment’


A trust that sacked a whistleblower who had warned them about potential patient harm from a new procedure has been told to pay her more than £200,000.


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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NHS maintenance backlog tops £10bn


Spending on the NHS estate has increased at the fastest-rate since the service began collecting detailed data, new figures show.

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Trust appoints replacement for chief who left for national job


An acute trust in the south of England has announced its new chief executive, more than a year after its former CEO left for a national role.


Plans to improve urgent care and ambulance handovers £8m short


Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust is facing an £8m gap in its finances after funding it had anticipated it would receive for improving urgent care and ambulance handovers has not materialised.

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Exclusive: ‘Outrageous’ long A&E waits for mental health patients increase 150pc


Mental health patients who arrive at emergency departments in crisis are increasingly facing ‘outrageous’ long waits for an inpatient bed, with some being forced to wait several days.