University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust

Kettering General Hospital

Trusts delay pay cut after doctors’ protest


A hospital group has agreed to delay cutting some locum rates for junior doctors by nearly a third after doctors cancelled shifts in protest this week.

Kettering general hospital

Pay cut sparks mass cancellation of medical shifts


Around 100 doctors have cancelled shifts after trusts cut locum rates by 30 per cent, according to the British Medical Association. 


There’s a fire in the neonatal unit! What are you going to do?


A simulation exercise at Leicester Royal Infirmary reveals vital lessons in managing neonatal unit evacuations during major incidents, emphasising the need for tailored training and inter-agency collaboration

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Revealed: The worst hospital food in England


New data has revealed the latest trusts with the best and worst scores for food and cleanliness, according to assessments by staff and patients.

James Illman 2023

Recovery Watch: The trusts going Further, Faster


Recovering services from the covid crisis is a big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by bureau chief James Illman.


ICB chair steps down due to health reasons


An integrated care board chair has announced he will step down this spring after an extended period of ill health.

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New role for trust chief of 25 years


A veteran chief executive has been appointed as permanent head of an ambulance trust.

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Trusts ‘unlock radical ambitions’ with move to same EPR


More than half of the acute trusts in a single region are set to move to the same electronic patient record system, a shift one of their CIOs described as a “serendipitous” opportunity for sharing staff and other resources.

Sarah Jane Marsh

Exclusive: NHSE crackdown on 10-hour ambulance delays


NHS England has launched a new crackdown on trusts it says have a ‘management strategy’ to hold patients in the back of ambulances to cope with emergency pressures inside their hospitals, HSJ has learned.

Heidi Smoult

Hospital chief on long-term absence after ‘group’ move


The hospital chief executive which last month moved to shared leadership with a neighouring trust is on long-term absence, and may not be returning to the role, HSJ understands. 


ICB withdraws offer of ‘festive shopping day’ for staff


Staff at a Midlands integrated care board were offered an extra day holiday in December to go “festive shopping”, but the plan was then cancelled because of “escalating pressures”.

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Tackling healthcare inequality does not mean prioritising the poor


Ruth Robertson highlights how tackling inequalities in waiting lists calls for inclusivity in addressing disparities amid the growing backlog


HSJ Podcast: The rise and rise of the hospital group


As an increasing number of hospitals appoint shared CEOs and chairs – and more large “groups” are created – we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to this new(ish) way of running things.


Joint CEO for trusts with £2bn turnover


A joint chief executive has been appointed across three acute trusts in the East Midlands in the next stage of their “formal collaboration”.


Third of largest trusts do not know their carbon footprint


More than a third of the largest NHS trusts are still unable to state the size of their full carbon footprint, despite it being three years since the national plan for ‘net zero’ was established.

James Illman 2023

Recovery Watch: The trusts slipping the most on PM’s pledge


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.


Thousands of women left waiting for induction due to staff shortages


Thousands of women are having induction of labour delayed because of a shortage of staff, raising concerns about the safety of them and their babies, HSJ has found.

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Revealed: Trusts underperforming on infant mortality


The number of trusts outperforming their peers on infant mortality has fallen, according to a national audit.


Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund


Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.