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NHS Improvement lead on pathology consolidation spoke at HSJ webinar

The head of pathology consolidation at NHS Improvement, who is leading on work to create 29 networks across England, spoke at a recent HSJ webinar.

Acute sector innovation

HSJ Awards 2016: Acute sector innovation

Judges said: “A significant problem is being addressed here in a very practical way.”

Ccg and local authority integrated commissioning for carers

HSJ Awards 2016: CCG and local authority integrated commissioning for carers

Judges praised the “clear demonstration of how a collaborative, sustainable intervention works”.

Clinical commissioning group of the year

HSJ Awards 2016: Clinical Commissioning Group of the Year

Judges hailed the CCG’s maturity and “strong partnership approach”.

Chief executive of the year

HSJ Awards 2016: Chief executive of the year

HSJ Awards 2016 - Chief executive of the year NHS Confederation Sponsored by NHS Confederation Marianne Griffiths - Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust, formed by a merger in ...

Clinical leader of the year

HSJ Awards 2016: Clinical leader of the year

HSJ Awards 2016 - Clinical leader of the year Dr Peter Lachman - Royal College of Paediatrics and child health Dr Peter Lachman is the national clinical lead for the SAFE programme, which aims to reduce ...

Compassionate patient care

HSJ Awards 2016: Compassionate patient care

HSJ Awards 2016 - Compassionate patient care Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust - Hospitals at home: CAMHS eating disorder service A two-day course was created to teach parents skills to help their children overcome eating disorders. ...

Enhancing care by sharing data and information

HSJ Awards 2016: Enhancing care by sharing data and information

Judges said the “low cost” scheme was already showing “high levels of usage”.

Improved partnerships between health and local government

HSJ Awards 2016: Improved partnerships between health and local government

Judges said they were “really impressed” with the commitment to partnership working.

Improving care with technology

HSJ Awards 2016: Improving care with technology

HSJ Awards 2016: Improving care with technology System C logo RGB high res jan 15 Sponsored by System C Healthcare Invatech Health - Transforming medicines management in care homes Invatech Health worked with ...

Improving environmental and social sustainability

HSJ Awards 2016: Improving environmental and social sustainability

Judges hailed a “fabulous, integrated approach across geographies and agencies”.

Improving outcomes through learning and development

HSJ Awards 2016: Improving outcomes through learning and development

HSJ Awards 2016: Improving outcomes through learning and development Aneurin Bevan University Health Board - Living Well Living Longer Programme People were invited on geographical and clinical grounds to attend 45-minute appointments to assess their risk ...

Innovation in mental health

HSJ Awards 2016: Innovation in mental health

HSJ Awards 2016: Innovation in mental health Humber Foundation Trust - Yorkshire and Humber Veterans Outreach Service This service provides a single point for military veterans and their families to make contact with mental health services ...

Most effective adoption and diffusion of best practice

HSJ Awards 2016: Most effective adoption and diffusion of best practice

HSJ Awards 2016: Most effective adoption and diffusion of best practice Nhs england logo Sponsored by NHS England - New care models programme Belfast Health and Social Care Trust – Reaching Out – ...

Patient safety

HSJ Awards 2016: Patient safety

HSJ Awards 2016: Patient safety GS 1 jpg Sponsored by GS1 Inclusion, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare Foundation Trust - Nalxone: Increasing awareness, saving lives Inclusion – formed as part of South Staffordshire ...

Provider trust of the year

HSJ Awards 2016: Provider trust of the year

HSJ Awards 2016: Provider trust of the year Celesio Sponsored by Celesio East London Foundation Trust A strategy of being clinician led, management partnered and service user driven has seen East London Foundation ...

Rising star

HSJ Awards 2016: Rising star

Judges were impressed by her “inspirational” style.

Services redesign

HSJ Awards 2016: Services redesign

HSJ Awards 2016: Services redesign Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust - Transforming acute mental health care in Sheffield Sheffield Heath and Social Care Foundation Trust overhauled the way it delivered mental health services in ...

Specialist service redesign

HSJ Awards 2016: Specialist service redesign

Judges hailed the “simple, effective redesign” and the passion and compassion shown.

Staff engagement

HSJ Awards 2016: Staff engagement

HSJ Awards 2016: Staff engagement MiP Sponsored by Managers in Partnership University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust - The happy app: real-time staff feedback to improve staff engagement and quality of care delivered University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust designed an interactive online feedback tool after ...

Using technology to improve efficiency

HSJ Awards 2016: Using technology to improve efficiency

HSJ Awards 2016: Using technology to improve efficiency de Poel healthcare Sponsored by de Poel Healthcare University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust - My medical record A system of shared electronic records was developed ...

Workforce

HSJ Awards 2016: Workforce

HSJ Awards 2016: Workforce NHS Professionals Sponsored by NHS Professionals London Ambulance Service Trust – No ordinary challenge – increasing mentoring capacity by introducing training stations Needing to recruit 700 clinicians in a ...

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HSJ Awards 2016: EU Award

HSJ Awards 2016 EU Staff Award winners NHS Employers logo Sponsored by NHS Employers Jaime Puente, a staff grade doctor at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, was rewarded for his work ethic and upbeat manner as well as his skills. Luminita Georgescu, ...

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HSJ100 2016: The list in full

Simon Stevens tops the 2016 list of the most influential people in health.

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HSJ100 2016: How it was judged

The HSJ100 seeks to measure power and influence in the English NHS and health policy until September 2017.

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Assuring your major digital solution: six ways to avoid failure

Steering your way around common errors in the design of asurance arrangements is the best way to deliver a happy IT project

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Supplement: Patient safety back to the drawing board

Misunderstanding of what ‘human factors’ means often leads organisations to try to change their people rather than the processes

Technology

Sepsis faces a new front

Technology is helping clinicians to detect sepsis earlier, something which is key to combating this often undetected killer

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Clouds, silver linings and Storm Desmond

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay had been prepared for emergencies but Storm Desmond tested the organisation to its limits

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Fear of litigation must never be a roadblock to transparency

Legal processes must never get in the way of supporting staff, reducing risks to patients and doing the right thing

Patient experience

Let patient experience take centre stage

Much needs to be done to bring patient experience to the forefront of the agenda

Women also highlighted that the NHS is currently failing to help women establish a network with other pregnant women through which they could share their experience and anxieties; they felt forced to find this privately

Time to nurture better mental healthcare services

More government funding promised to increase specialist mental healthcare for mothers in the perinatal period is just part of the action required

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Mobilising the NHS’s hidden army

Interim report of HSJ and Serco’s Inquiry into Maximising the Contribution of Non-Clinical NHS Staff

Interim Report

Maximising the Contribution of NHS Non-Clinical Staff: Taking in the bigger picture

Asking all the important questions to face challenges and focus on issues of the non-clinical workforce, for leaders and organisations alike

Sara Gorton

Maximising the Contribution of NHS Non-Clinical Staff: The forgotten 500,000

Conversation about the future of the NHS tends to neglect the army of non-clinical staff. HSJ and Serco’s roundtable looked at how things could be made different

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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2016

HSJ’s third annual list celebrates the NHS leaders whose contributions and vision stand out in challenging times.

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Sharon Lamb: Celebrating leadership when it is most needed

HSJ’s Top Chief Executives list is a fitting tribute to the crucial role of strong leadership across the NHS in challenging times, writes Sharon Lamb

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Targeting cancer without the silos

Nic Paton reports on an LGC & HSJ roundtable, sponsored by Macmillan Cancer Support

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Survey: are we truly going paperless?

An HSJ survey captures the progress of the digital revolution in the NHS and takes a close look at what is really lacking. By Claire Read

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The use of temporary clinical staff in the NHS – HSJ workforce investigation main report

The NHS has an urgent need to reduce its £3bn plus dependency on temporary agency staff. This investigation explores the causes and looks for possible solutions

Alastair McLellan

Roundtable: Jeremy Hunt's HSJ annual lecture debated

CCG ratings dominated the headlines after Jeremy Hunt’s HSJ annual lecture – but experts who convened to discuss its implications were far more interested in his vision of powerful patients, reports Claire Read

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How to spot a good app

Tricky but essential - the job of evaluating the many health apps on the market

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Scanning for savings with asset management

Understanding the importance of assets

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HSJ100 2015

Who’s up, who’s down and who’s new in our list of the biggest movers and shakers in health?

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HSJ Awards 2015: Special recognition awards

This year HSJ has chosen two extraordinary recipients for the Special Recognition Award for their dedication and outstanding contribution to patient safety in the NHS.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Acute sector innovation

With both the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer leading to related harm for many of the 40,000 men diagnosed in the UK each year, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust set about changing the way it dealt with suspected cases.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Acute, community and/or primary care services redesign

More than 700 breaches of the four-hour target to see, treat, admit or discharge emergency department patients occurred at The Dudley Group Foundation Trust in May 2014.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Workforce

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust uses the Gateshead College led Project Choice initiative to offer supported internships to people with learning difficulties or disabilities, and those with autism.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Board leadership

Led by the same chief executive for more than a decade, Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust this year opened what it said was the first specialist emergency care hospital in the UK.

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HSJ Awards 2015: CCG commissioning for carers

A range of initiatives has seen the number of identified carers in Surrey grow by more than 50 per cent in two years – to 22,000 in 2014.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Clinical research impact

Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust aimed to raise the profile of research in mental health, learning disability and drug and alcohol services.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Compassionate patient care

In 2014, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust – which looks after prison healthcare in Northern Ireland – began engaging prisoners in serious adverse incident reviews.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Enhancing care by sharing data and information

One in five patients has problems with their medicine following discharge from hospital, according to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Improved partnerships between health and local government

The Leeds Intelligence Hub was created to integrate local data from the fields of health and care.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Improving care with technology

An electronic physiological surveillance system developed by Portsmouth Hospitals Trust has been credited with saving 769 lives at two hospitals in a single year.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

HSJ Awards 2015: Improving environmental and social sustainability

The size of the Green Impact Awards scheme run by University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust has doubled since January 2014.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Improving outcomes through learning and development

This Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance funded post graduate programme, run in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, the South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust and representatives from local hospitals, has improved paramedics’ knowledge and skills.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Innovation in mental health

The Time 2 Talk pilot project used drama, film making, teaching and peer support to tackle the issue of mental ill health.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Patient safety

With a hip fracture mortality rate of 12 per cent in 2012-13, West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust set out to redesign the pathway.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Primary care innovation

Life expectancy for both men and women in Halton is below the national average, while people in the borough are living a greater proportion of their lives with an illness or health problem that limits their daily activities.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Specialised services redesign

The Walton Centre Foundation Trust played a key role in the creation of a network for rehabilitation services, which launched in 2013.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Staff engagement

East London Foundation Trust received the joint highest staff engagement score of any mental health trust in the 2014 NHS staff survey.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Using technology to improve efficiency

From two large inner city practices coming together to look at how they could share knowledge and drive up quality of primary care, the Modality Partnership has grown within seven years to 13 health centres across Sandwell and Birmingham serving 75,000 patients.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Rising star

Jonathan Evans was described by Royal Devon and Exeter Trust as a “highly motivated and inspirational” trainee.

HSJ Awards 2015: Clinical leader of the year

Dr Beverly Oates has been clinical leader for endoscopy at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust for 10 years.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Chief executive of the year

Sheena Cumiskey has won praise from a range of distinguished figures for how she carries out her work.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Most effective adoption and diffusion of best practice

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust worked with North of Tyne Local Pharmaceutical Committee on a patient referral system linking hospitals with local pharmacies. This was designed to reduce the level of patients having problems with medicine after discharge from hospital.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Clinical commissioning group of the year

With a modern acute hospital set to open in the area in 2018, and ambitious plans to integrate health and social care, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG has been preparing for change.

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HSJ Awards 2015: Provider trust of the year

In 2014, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Foundation Trust launched its Next Generation Strategy, focusing on the four themes of people, IT, estates and pathways.

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Having role models is key to the future of research

Clinical research should be a ‘real positive’ that helps the career progression of all clinicians

The practical rewards of undertaking research

A speech therapist, nurse and physiotherapist are all united in their belief that the research they are doing has huge benefits both for them and the NHS

Birth of a new breed

Midwives, nurses and AHPs still make up a tiny fraction of NHS clinical researchers but this is changing

Cut your ethical footprint

Supplement: How to cut your ethical footprint

By doing more than just reduce carbon

Marina Lupari

HSJ roundtable: the need to get better at sharing data

There are still shortcomings in the way the NHS shares patient information. HSJ’s latest roundtable came up with some answers

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Roundtable: Can we meet the Carter challenge on procurement?

Experts say it’s time for a better strategy

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Knee replacements: Small steps, giant leaps

Once considered an impossible dream and the holy grail of orthopaedic surgery, knee replacement in a single day is now a reality as increasing numbers of surgeons and hospitals adopt enhanced recovery principles. By Jennifer Trueland

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Innovation in technology supplement: At the press of a button

This week we look at how innovation is taking place in technology in the form of diagnostics equipment, data analysis systems and wifi connectivity

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Supplement: Just what the doctor ordered

To reduce medication errors

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Involve NHS staff in procurement

Frontline clinicians can be enthused about procurement

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The NHS needs to play its part in sustainability

Compare environmental, social and financial effects

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Help patients self-manage

A project funded by social impact bonds

Global perspective: KPMG’s Mark Britnell has looked at healthcare in 60 countries for his new book

The hunt for the perfect health system

Scouring the globe for the perfect health system

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Special report: Integrating all partners works

Finding an alternative to care homes

Man at top of mountain

Excellent care supplement: Taking NHS standards to the next level

Effective management and evidence based care

Heal the wound

Supplement: It's time to heal wound management

Rising numbers call for better management

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Special report: How technology is giving letters a new take

Dictation and document management technology can reduce the paper burden

Telehealth

Roundtable: Self-care by smartphone

How patients can use technology to care for themselves

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Value in Healthcare Awards 2015

Learn about this year’s winning projects in HSJ’s celebration of organisations delivering real value

Value in Healthcare Awards: Energy Efficiency

Value in Healthcare Awards winners for 2015