Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Siobhan Melia

Be ‘more directive’, providers tell NHSE


Urgent community response services must become an investment priority – and be given national targets for expansion – to tackle large variation, trust leaders have said.

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HSJ Awards 2022: Freedom to Speak Up Award



Siobhan Melia

Interim CEO drafted in to calm trust’s leadership woes


An ambulance trust which is expected to be heavily criticised in an imminent Care Quality Commission report has appointed a new interim chief executive.

Solihull hospital

Only one urgent care centre reopens despite NHSE call to review closures


NHS England’s call for health systems to review the temporary closures of walk-in centres appears to have resulted in only one facility reopening.

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NHS launches biggest central patient record programme since NPfIT


Seven trusts have been selected for a new centralised approach to buying major IT equipment in a bid to “accelerate” digitisation across the health service, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements


Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: MSK Care Initiative of the Year


Ten million people in the UK suffer pain and/or disability from knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. Enabling Self-management & Coping with Arthritis Pain using Exercise, ESCAPE-pain, is a rehabilitation programme that combines education, self-management strategies and exercise.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year


The Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) programme is a psycho-educational intervention for young people (age 14-20 years) with type 1 diabetes, co-developed by young people and co-delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, youth workers and peer educators.

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NHS staff online booking for covid-19 antibody tests


There is a growing need from hospital trusts and community providers to deploy a fast, secure, online booking solution enabling all staff to book a covid-19 antibody test. By Lloyd Price

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We need to be creative with consolidation and integration


Saffron Cordery on the three key aspects in reforming local health economies: how we reorganise and consolidate; which economies of scale are right; and what we are trying to achieve through integration

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Best Educational Programme for the NHS


WINNER: Sussex MSK Partnership (Central), Here (Care Unbound) and Sussex Community Foundation Trust: Shared Decision Making - Sussex MSK Partnership “Putting Patients in Control”

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Patient leadership for real - The Sussex model for patient partnership


With patients as trusted equals in decision making, Sussex MSK Partnership (Central) appointed the first patient director in the NHS to facilitate patient partnerships for improvement and governance, says David Gilbert

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Major teaching trust announces new chief executive


A major teaching hospital has recruited a former pharmacist as its new chief executive.

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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan


NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Regulator criticises 'passive and unwieldy' STP


A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Patient Safety in the Community


North East London Foundation Trust and BHR Clinical Commissioning Group: Significant 7 – Signs of Deterioration for Care Homes

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust


Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.


Revealed: Ministers sign off £300k of pay rises for trust chairs


Ministers agreed nearly £300,000 in pay rises for the chairs of NHS trusts over the past year, HSJ can reveal.

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Private provider beats trusts and GP federation to community contract


COMMERICAL: Virgin Care has been named preferred provider to provide adult community services in the south of England as part of an alliance contract, ahead of a bid from local trusts and a GP federation.

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Revealed: Trusts borrow millions to pay for redundancies and beds


Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.