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Trust’s leadership rating cut from ‘outstanding’ to ‘inadequate’ amid nepotism claims

2024-01-24T04:10:00+00:00

A major hospital trust’s leadership rating has dropped from “outstanding” to “inadequate” after staff described a culture of “nepotism” where bullying was “commonplace”.

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Trust overhauls leadership ahead of critical CQC report

2024-01-10T05:01:00+00:00

A major hospital trust has overhauled its executive team ahead of a Care Quality Commission report which is expected to criticise its leadership.

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HSJ’s 10 most-read quality and performance stories of 2023

2023-12-29T08:00:00+00:00

2024 has arrived, but there’s still time to have a look over the most-read quality and performance stories for the year just gone.

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New CEO named for ‘outstanding’ trust

2023-12-15T06:40:00+00:00

Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive to replace Sir Jim Mackey.

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Why the Treasury said ‘no’ to the NHS’s extra £1bn ask

2023-11-21T13:03:00+00:00

Treasury scepticism about NHS funding is ever more engrained. Local and national NHS leaders can help change it, argues Chris Thomas.

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Major trust’s ‘outstanding’ rating suspended after well-led review

2023-11-09T12:49:00+00:00

An ‘outstanding’ hospital trust has had its Care Quality Commission rating suspended, in a rare step by the regulator, due to ‘significant discrepancies’ between the current assessment and findings at a recent inspection.

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HSJ Podcast: Mackey’s next move

2023-10-20T05:01:00+01:00

Sir Jim Mackey is moving on from Northumbria Healthcare FT after 18 years and taking the top job at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals FT. This week we discuss what this means for the NHS in the North East and also for NHSE, where he will be leaving his chief operating ...

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Mackey moves to Newcastle as NHSE appoints new COO

2023-10-16T13:30:00+01:00

Sir Jim Mackey has been named the new chief executive of Newcastle Hospitals, and a Number 10 official will return to NHS England to take over his role as interim chief operating officer, it has been announced.

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NHS ‘net zero’ push endangered by lack of funding, claims trust

2023-10-13T03:50:00+01:00

A major hospital trust which was the first NHS organisation to declare a ‘climate emergency’ has said lack of national funding is undermining the ‘transformational change’ needed for the service to achieve its net zero targets

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Thousands of letters ‘lost’ by trust’s IT system

2023-09-26T10:54:00+01:00

A major trust has launched an investigation as thousands of letters from senior doctors to GPs and patients have been ‘lost’ due to an IT problem.

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Shelford trusts now paying consultants up to £269 an hour to cover strike night shifts

2023-09-15T10:12:00+01:00

Seven of the 10 largest teaching trusts are understood to have acquiesced to demands by the British Medical Association to pay consultants higher overtime rates for covering August’s junior doctors’ strike.

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Revealed: 60pc of trusts have a ‘first-time’ CEO

2023-08-29T03:18:00+01:00

Nearly two-thirds of trusts have a ‘first-time’ chief executive, while one-third of the sector’s CEOs have been in their current post for 18 months or less, following a period of remarkable turnover since the covid crisis.

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Strike exemption requests not approved despite staffing concerns

2023-08-11T15:15:00+01:00

Updated: Several trusts’ requests for exemptions from junior doctors’ strike actions — citing difficulties securing enough shifts to safely staff services — were not approved, and in one case withdrawn by the British Medical Association.

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Major trust chief executive to step down

2023-08-07T09:37:00+01:00

The chief executive of a major acute trust, who has held leadership positions in the NHS for almost two decades, has announced her resignation.

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‘Unreserved apology’ issued to national cancer director over ‘dishonest’ claim

2023-05-18T05:30:00+01:00

Newcastle Hospitals Foundation Trust deputy chief executive Andy Welch, has issued an ‘unreserved apology’ over his public criticism of remarks made by NHSE national cancer director Dame Cally Palmer.

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Outstanding trust handed warning notice

2023-02-24T05:39:00+00:00

An ‘outstanding’ rated acute trust has been served a warning notice to make ‘significant and immediate improvements’ to the quality of care to people with mental health needs and learning disabilities.

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Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target

2022-11-23T06:00:00+00:00

Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.

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HSJ Awards 2022: Towards Net Zero Award

2022-11-18T00:01:00+00:00

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Revealed: NHS England’s list of trusts with worst elective and cancer problems

2022-08-19T06:07:00+01:00

Almost a third of acute trusts have been identified by NHS England as being ‘at risk’ of missing key targets for electives and cancer recovery, with some facing ‘periodic calls between ministers and CEOs’, HSJ can reveal.

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Clinician empowerment is the key to transforming eye care services

2022-08-01T06:00:00+01:00

Dr Peter Morgan-Warren, BMBCh MA(Oxon) PhD FRCOphth, Therapy Area Head for Ophthalmology at Bayer plc., discusses how involving clinicians in local policy decisions is crucial to improving eye care for patients across the country