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Revealed: Worst hospitals for food hygiene


More than 30 hospitals in England failed to receive the top ratings for food hygiene in their latest inspection.


London Eye: Missing the police


Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

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Labour policy figure to chair three trusts


An influential left-wing policy figure is set to chair of three community and mental health trusts.


Trust boss to retire 20 years after becoming an NHS CEO


A trust chief executive has announced her retirement after eight years leading her organisation, and more than 20 years since her first NHS CEO role.

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Four NHS chiefs awarded birthday honours alongside maternity campaigners


Four NHS chief executives were among those recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours, along with public health leaders and safety campaigners.

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Rapid rise in ‘high risk’ estates bill revealed


The bill for fixing NHS buildings to avoid serious injuries to patients and major disruption to clinical services is rising at a rapid rate in mental healthcare, HSJ analysis has revealed.

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Trusts rubbish accuracy of ‘vital’ covid vaccination figures


Multiple trusts have disputed the accuracy of the first published provider-level data on NHS staff covid vaccine uptake, which is described as ‘vital’ and ‘highly important’ by the UK Health Security Agency.

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Mental Health Matters: ‘A culture of risk taking’


HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector — contact me in confidence.


Exclusive: Staff assaults and killings spark investigation of 20 providers


Safety inspections have been carried out at 20 health and care providers, in response to a high level of assaults, including three staff killed by patients in the last five years.

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Revealed: The trusts testing latest round of emergency targets


New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed.

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Council ceases NHS-provided smoking cessation service


The third largest London borough will discontinue its NHS-provided stop smoking service to save money.

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Preferred bidder named for controversial £450m contract


A London trust has been named as the preferred bidder for a £450m community services contract that has been criticised for not offering enough money to meet its service obligations.

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Top NHS chief execs in running for HSJ award


Seven top NHS leaders have been shortlisted for chief executive of the year at the HSJ Awards 2018.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help


Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.

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CCG tenders £450m community services contract


Commissioners have tendered a £450m contract for community services in west London, which has sparked apparent interest from at least two NHS trusts and private provider Virgin Care.


Revealed: The largest land sales by NHS trusts


NHS trusts received around £350m from land sales in 2017-18, an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous year, according to new data.

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Exclusive: Chief named for biggest group of CCGs


An accountable officer has been appointed across eight clinical commissioning groups in London, covering the most populous patch of any chief officer.

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Five-trust consortium to repatriate high risk patients


A consortium of mental health trusts has created a new central team to bring back out of area patients and manage beds for the footprint.

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention


Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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CCGs spend millions on consultancy for stalled reconfiguration


Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.