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Trusts dispute NHS England’s ‘benefits’ claim over FDP pilot


Five trusts have contradicted NHS England’s claim that they are “actively realising benefits” from pilots of the Federated Data Platform.

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NHSE warns widely used EPR could pose ‘serious risks to patient safety’


NHS England has issued a national alert to all trusts providing maternity services after faults were discovered in IT software that could pose “potential serious risks to patient safety”.


Hospitals close areas after discovering RAAC planks


More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.


Trusts bring in joint CEO after NHSE intervention


A joint chief executive has been appointed to lead two neighbouring acute trusts following threats of regulatory action from NHS England.

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Labour ward staffing shortages restrict use of beneficial drug


Staffing shortages are likely to restrict the use of a beneficial painkiller in birthing suites, even once its use has been recommended by national guidance.


Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund


Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.

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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.

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Trusts to appoint joint chief after NHSE threat


An acute trust is set to move to a joint chief executive model with a neighbouring provider after being threatened with regulatory action if it failed to do so.

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Sunak’s local acute becomes first to be upgraded to ‘good’ since covid


The Care Quality Commission has upgraded a major hospital trust to a ‘good’ rating for what is believed to be the first time since the start of the pandemic.

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CEO resigns from trust told to merge leadership


The chief executive of North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust, which was ordered by NHS England to merge its leadership team with a neighbour, is to step down in September.

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Board members tried to ‘disrupt’ joint CEO plans, says NHS England


Board members at an acute trust deliberately ‘disrupted’ attempts to merge its leadership with another provider, according to a highly critical NHS England investigation.

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Trust chief calls for six-hour A&E target


The chief executive of a trust trialling the new emergency care standards being considered by the government has called for a new six-hour target to either move patients out of accident and emergency, or for them to receive treatment.

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‘Don’t stand in way of integration if clinicians want it’, says CEO


A trust chief executive says leaders ‘should not stand in the way’ of controversial plans for further integration with a neighbouring provider if that is the direction being set by clinicians.

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NHSE investigating trust’s leadership following mass walkout of directors


Efforts to merge the governance of two hospital trusts have led to a walkout of several non-executive directors and a national investigation into one of the organisation’s leadership.

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Trust directors push back against joint CEO plan


A proposal to appoint a single chief executive to run two neighbouring hospital trusts is being resisted by board members at one of the organisations, local politicians have told HSJ.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Post-Covid Sustainable Transformation Award


Barts Health NHS Trust launched the Barts Emergency Access Care Hub (BEACH) in September 2020, which covers patients across the Barts Health footprint. The BEACH provides a single point of access for all eligible patients who have been given an ED disposition by a NHS 111 clinician or an on-scene ...


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Cancer Care Initiative of the Year


At the outset of the pandemic a new telephone service was established to proactively call cancer patients to check their wellbeing, offer holistic therapy, provide local information and support, refer to appropriate services or simply provide a listening ear and reduce isolation.

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Trusts say joint board under single chair ‘does not mean merger’


Two neighbouring hospital trusts have ruled out a full merger, despite forming a joint board under a single chairman.


Second batch of trusts to receive Hancock’s cash for tech improvements


At least 20 trusts will receive extra funding to improve their digital maturity in 2021 under one of Matt Hancock’s highest-profile programmes to modernise NHS trusts.