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Struggling Cornwall trust appoints permanent chief executive to lead it out of special measures

18.01.19: The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) has announced that Kate Shields, the current interim chief executive, has been appointed to lead the trust out of special measures. Shields joined the struggling Cornwall trust to support the execut...

NHS must tackle ‘systemic racism’ as report shows staff discrimination on the rise

17.01.19: The NHS has been urged to tackle its “systemic racism” as new figures reveal that black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds remain “grossly underrepresented” and discrimination is on the rise. The number of BME sta...

Private giant Spire cuts expected earnings again amid NHS funding squeeze

16.01.19: Private hospital group Spire has cut its expected core earnings forecast for the second time in a year, driven by increasing waiting times and funding pressures across the NHS and prompting many investors to sell their shares in the FTSE-listed...

Risk of further deaths at mental health service warns coroner in wake of 22-year-old death

15.01.19: A coroner’s report into the death of a 22-year-old has slammed a mental health service for children and young adults and warned that there is a risk that future deaths will occur unless action is taken. Assistant coroner for Birmingha...

University College London Hospitals trust appoints Baroness Neuberger as new chair

15.01.19: Baroness Julia Neuberger has been announced as the new chair of University College London Hospitals FT (UCLH). Neuberger will become chair of UCLH at a time when it faces budgetary constraints and is currently implementing an electronic hea...

Construction to begin on £98m Heatherwood Hospital to replace 100-year-old existing facility

15.01.19: Building work on a new £98m Heatherwood Hospital is to get underway after Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust gave the construction the green light. The new hospital in Ascot will replace the current ageing Heatherwood Hospital, which...

NHS England reveals funding allocations for CCGs with focus on deprived areas

14.01.19: NHS England has submitted its funding allocations for CCGs in 2019-20 and aims to help improve some of the most deprived areas, with some CCGs seeing a cash increase of up to 15% next year. The draft funding allocations, subject to approval...

Tribunal finds manager was unfairly and constructively dismissed during trust merger

11.01.19: An employment tribunal has ruled that a hospital trust unfairly dismissed a senior manager during the restructuring of staff across three trusts. Employment tribunal Judge Brown ruled that Mid Essex Hospitals Service NHS Trust constructivel...

Body parts and toxic waste still piled up at abandoned medical base

10.01.19: The state of the abandoned medical base of the disposal firm at the centre of the NHS waste stockpiling scandal has been revealed, with body parts and clinical waste remaining piled up and untreated on the site since it stopped trading in Decemb...

Trust sets £320m cap on finishing Birmingham hospital hit by Carillion collapse

10.01.19: The NHS trust behind the Midland Metropolitan Hospital hit by the collapse of Carillion last year has launched its search for a replacement contractor, and set a £320m cap on any bids to finish the hospital. Sandwell and West Birmingh...

Planned trust merger ‘hampered day-to-day services’ as provider’s rating drops to ‘requires improvement’

09.01.19: A West Midlands mental health trust that recently aborted merger plans has been urged to improve after inspectors found that the trust lacked sufficient governance systems, staff failed to manage medicines consistently, and some properties were...

NHS trust jumps from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ CQC rating after ‘huge improvements’ under new leadership

08.01.19: An NHS trust has jumped from an ‘inadequate’ rating to ‘good’ and has been taken out of special measures after the health inspectorate found “huge improvements” under new leadership. Brighton and Sussex U...

Single chief executive chosen for eight Sussex and East Surrey CCGs

04.01.19: Eight CCGs across Sussex and East Surrey have appointed a single accountable chief executive officer. Adam Doyle has been named as the chief executive officer for all the CCGs in Sussex and East Surrey after serving the same role under the...

Tribunal rules in favour of CQC’s enforcement action at 18 Sussex care homes

20.12.18: A first-tier tribunal has ruled that enforcement powers imposed on 18 care homes in Sussex to protect its residents was the right decision from the CQC. After finding wide-spread issues on successive inspections in 2017, the CQC proposed im...

Bringing GPs online in Darlington

19.12.18: A number of GP practices across Darlington have begun offering online consultations to patients as part of a national £45m investment by the NHS. Dr Saleem Hassan of NHS Darlington CCG reports. Online consultations come as part of a t...

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Struggling Cornwall trust appoints permanent chief executive to lead it out of special measures

18/01/2019Struggling Cornwall trust appoints permanent chief executive to lead it out of special measures

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) has announced that Kate Shields, the current interim chief executive, has been appointed to lead the tr... more >
Bradford hospitals trust fined by CQC after breaching its duty of candour

18/01/2019Bradford hospitals trust fined by CQC after breaching its duty of candour

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FT (BTH) has been fined by the CQC after failing to apologise to a family in time after a safety incident, breaki... more >
Substantial deficits across NHS ‘do not paint a picture of sustainability’ and threaten long-term plan, warns spending watchdog

18/01/2019Substantial deficits across NHS ‘do not paint a picture of sustainability’ and threaten long-term plan, warns spending watchdog

The NHS is not financially sustainable and substantial deficits at NHS bodies, year-on-year increases in waiting lists and waiting times, and sta... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated th... read more >

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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >

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Gentleness: an underrated quality in effective leadership

14/01/2019Gentleness: an underrated quality in effective leadership

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ returns to write for NHE for his blog series on effective leadership. “It is not in your top three, Dean…” The difficulty in asking for feedback is that sometimes, occasionally,... more >
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Sneak a peek into the world of risk

19/12/2018Sneak a peek into the world of risk

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asked its members what working in risk is really like and what hints and tips they’d share with peop... more >
The NHS Assembly: A moment to reset

19/12/2018The NHS Assembly: A moment to reset

The development of the NHS long-term plan offers a reset moment: a chance to develop a credible, sector-owned blueprint designed to improve care ... more >
NHS Supply Chain: Driving the way forward

19/12/2018NHS Supply Chain: Driving the way forward

Jin Sahota spent two years at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) establishing the future operating model for the new NHS Supply Chai... more >
Leading the way: The Translational Research Collaboration for Mental Health

19/12/2018Leading the way: The Translational Research Collaboration for Mental Health

Professor John Geddes, director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre, introduces the new... more >

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How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >
Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >

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