An acute trust in the West Midlands has appointed a new chair from its neighbouring integrated care board.
The ideas, policies and challenges at the heart of the NHS goal for net zero emissions, from HSJ sustainability correspondent Zoe Tidman.
An integrated care board is planning to hand over control of community services worth an annual £80m to two acute trusts for the next five to 10 years.
A trust which has been at the centre of a series of scandals over the last year has appointed a former regional director as its group chief medical officer.
A large teaching trust has delayed the launch of its new electronic patient record system, with no new date yet set.
A group CEO who is one of the longest-serving leaders in the NHS is retiring after four decades as a chief executive.
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actions — citing difficulties securing enough shifts to safely staff services — were not approved, and in one case withdrawn by the British Medical Association.
The director of the Modernisation Agency in the early 2000s is returning to lead a new national service improvement drive, NHS England has announced, while asking systems and providers to “baseline” their improvement needs and capability.
Factors like deprivation should be considered in prioritising waiting lists, NHS England’s inequalities director has said, but in a ‘very sophisticated, thoughtful way’ alongside clinical need and waiting times.
Nearly a fifth of trusts providing maternity care have been red rated for their infant mortality rates in a national audit.
There is little public support for prioritising waiting lists based on factors such as ethnicity, deprivation or lifestyle habits, despite a growing number of trusts exploring such an approach, new research has found.
Co-authors Sally Gainsbury and Polly Mitchell highlight the need to tackle the “first come, first served” reality in the health service.
Several trusts have now started reporting thousands of 12-hour waits in their emergency departments, representing a huge difference to the numbers published nationally under a slightly different measure.
Dozens of NHS trusts are looking to adopt new software which can take health inequalities into account when prioritising patients for elective care.
Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.
The chief executive of one of the first teaching trusts in the country to have eliminated two-year waiters for elective care has said there is ‘no magic to it’ and it can be replicated elsewhere.
Financial data obtained by HSJ shows trusts have routinely used additional income received from NHS commissioners to boost their reported ‘cost improvements’ – despite regulators claiming this did not happen.
Donna Griffiths discusses how putting the focus on the wellbeing of employees during challenging times and introducing support packages and policies can make a powerful impact.
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