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EXCLUSIVE: Trusts regularly breaching security standards


Twenty one serious security failures at hospital mortuaries were discovered by the Human Tissues Authority between April 2022 and March 2024, HSJ can reveal.

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Thirty trusts report more 12-hour waits, despite national improvement


Long A&E waits have got worse at more than one in five acute trusts, despite an improving trend nationally.

Dame Jackie Daniel

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


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

Jim Mackey

Trust overhauls leadership ahead of critical CQC report


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


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.

Birju Bartoli

New CEO named for ‘outstanding’ trust


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


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

Dame Jackie Daniel

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


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.


HSJ Podcast: Mackey’s next move


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 ...

Jim Mackey

Mackey moves to Newcastle as NHSE appoints new COO


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


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


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


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.

Hospital consultants

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


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.


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


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.


Strike exemption requests not approved despite staffing concerns


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.


Major trust chief executive to step down


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


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


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


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.


Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target


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