University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

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City’s two acutes to share CEO and chair


A city’s two acute trusts have announced plans to share a chair and chief executive.

Eugine Yafele - Chief Executive

Top trust CEO quits for overseas job less than two years into role


A former HSJ top chief executive has announced he is leaving the NHS after accepting a job in Australia, less than two years into his current role.

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Revealed: Four trusts report quarter of all ‘critical incidents’


More than a quarter of ‘critical incidents’ have been declared by just four trusts since the start of the crisis in urgent and emergency care.


A&E handover delays ‘still getting worse at some hospitals’


Ambulance chiefs say handover delays have got worse at some trusts in recent months, despite the picture improving nationally since last winter.


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actions — citing difficulties securing enough shifts to safely staff services — were not approved, and in one case withdrawn by the British Medical Association.

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HSJ Digital Awards 2023: Digital Team of the Year


WINNER: University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust: To Infinity and Beyond! – Digitising a Children’s Emergency Department, and Interfacing Partner Services

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HSJ Digital Awards 2023: Digital Leader of the Year


WINNER: Dr Mark Lyttle: University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust

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Regulator clears trust to bring back junior doctors


Up to 10 junior doctor posts will be reinstated at a small district general hospital after regulators agreed it had improved its learning environment.

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Furious trust rejects BMA’s claim it ‘abused’ strike deal


The trust accused of “abusing” strike agreements by the British Medical Association has told HSJ it rejects the allegation that it “misled” the union and NHS England.

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New number one trust CEO revealed


The overarching theme of HSJ’s 2023 ranking of the NHS’s leading provider trust chief executives is one of change. Twenty-four of the names in the top 50 are new when compared to the 2022 list, although some have appeared in the rankings during previous years.

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Large hospital trusts still missing key crisis support in A&E


Some of the country’s leading acute hospitals are not meeting a key NHS standard for mental health support in emergency departments, HSJ research suggests, with some regions faring better than others.

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


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.


Summer crisis deepens as trolley waits hit new high


Performance figures deteriorated to record lows this month as the unprecedented summer NHS crisis deepens, with trolley waits reaching a new high point and the waiting list growing to more than 6.7 million people.

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Pritchard’s NHSE different in ‘tone, intent and accessibility’, say top CEOs


NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard has been praised for transforming the organisation’s relationship with local leaders by the NHS’s most highly regarded chief executives.

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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.

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West Country Chronicle: Trust’s ‘unique’ private model boosts elective recovery


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Eugine Yafele - Chief Executive

White men form the minority of HSJ’s Top Chief Executives


A chief executive with less than four years’ experience has been selected as the number one CEO in HSJ’s eighth annual ranking of the service’s top provider trust chiefs

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‘Political targets’ could make NHS ‘forget all the system stuff’, warns trust CEO


Pressure from politicians and regulators to hit emergency and elective targets will drive ‘unhelpful behaviours’ that undermine the integration of care services, a long-serving CEO has warned.


Ambulance waits hit two hours for heart attacks and strokes


Average waits for an ambulance for stroke and heart attack patients have reached as long as two hours in one region, after a further fall in performance in recent weeks, HSJ can reveal.


Single region responsible for a third of ambulance handover delays


One ambulance trust is reporting nearly a third of all time lost due to handover delays at emergency departments, according to figures seen by HSJ.