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Revealed: Trusts with the biggest falls in staff confidence in care provided

Several large teaching hospitals are among those which saw the steepest declines in the proportion of staff who would recommend the care of their organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results.

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Trust chief appointed permanent ‘group CEO’ despite ‘poor behaviour’ finding

A trust chief executive who behaved “poorly and inappropriately” in his role as interim CEO of another acute provider has been appointed permanent boss of both organisations.

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HSJ podcast: Two trusts, NHS England and the whistleblowers

Two very different trusts are under the spotlight after concerns were raised by whistleblowers about poor culture and behaviour.

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Trust CEO ‘behaved poorly’ and chair was ‘complicit’, NHS England review concludes

A trust chair found by an NHS England review to have been complicit with poor and inappropriate behaviour has said he is now “really proud” of the organisation, in contrast to reports that he had been “ashamed to call himself chair” last year.


Trust appoints permanent CEO after year of interim leadership

An acute trust in the Midlands has made its interim chief executive a permanent appointment.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: IT & Digital Innovation Award

OneLondon is transforming the capital’s health and care services through the joining up of information to support faster, safer, more effective care for Londoners. The implementation of a shared care record for London gives clinicians a mechanism to see a joined-up picture of a person’s health and care information, available ...


HSJ Value Awards 2021: People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year

The BHRUT Academy of Surgery is an innovative training pathway to attract non-training doctors wishing to pursue a surgical career. The surgical directorate offers a two-year structured educational programme with an associated fully funded MSc in our “Academy of Surgery”. This was designed to recruit, train and retain junior doctors ...

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More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads

Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Exclusive: NHSE reviews allegations of poor ‘behaviour’ by trust chair and CEO

NHS England has commissioned a senior ex-regulator to review whistleblowers’ allegations about the ‘behaviour’ of the chair and interim chief executive of a Midlands trust, HSJ has learned.

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Trust CEO to formally step down for think tank role

The chief executive of an acute trust in the Midlands is set to formally leave the post to work at a health think tank.


‘Secretive’ safety findings set to be revealed direct to CQC

The Care Quality Commission may in future be notified when ‘secretive’ external reviews have looked at patient safety issues within trusts.

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Long-serving CEO takes over neighbouring acute trust

A long-serving NHS chief executive is set to become interim boss for a neighbouring hospital trust, amid plans for a provider group model.

Flu vaccine uptake lags last year at 43 trusts

More than 40 provider trusts have seen lower flu vaccine uptake so far in 2020-21 than in 2019-20, often citing covid and covid vaccination as a reason, despite a national push.


Exclusive: Leaked data reveals nearly quarter of a million year-plus waiters

Nearly a quarter of a million people have been waiting more than a year for operations and other hospital procedures, HSJ has learned.

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Trusts to share chair after NHSE ordered 'rapid' move to group model

Two trusts have agreed to appoint a joint chair amid efforts to form a group model across their sustainability and transformation partnership.


‘Difficult to maintain emergency care’ as region’s ICUs at full stretch

Several intensive care units in the Midlands are working at full stretch, and options for hospitals to help their neighbours by transferring patients are “drying up”, amid high covid pressure, HSJ can reveal.

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Hospitals across system cancel planned ops

Three acute trusts across the Black Country and West Birmingham have been forced to cancel some planned procedures as covid-19 pressures mount, HSJ  can confirm.


Exclusive: New areas see rapidly rising covid pressure on hospitals

Covid demand on hospitals is now rising rapidly in parts of England so far spared the worst of wave two, analysis of new figures reveals.

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Regulator pressures trusts to ‘rapidly’ agree hospital group model

NHS England and Improvement has written to trusts in the Black Country urging them to “rapidly” agree on a hospital group model, HSJ can reveal

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

The Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) programme is a psycho-educational intervention for young people (age 14-20 years) with type 1 diabetes, co-developed by young people and co-delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, youth workers and peer educators.