The fight to save Chesterfield hospital
UNISON members are campaigning to stop their jobs being outsourced from Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation, with a key decision on their futures being made at a board meeting next week (Wednesday 25 July). The board at the hospital are meeting to decide whether to transfer services such as estates and facilities to a wholly owned subsidiary company, a move that could mean staff losing the benefits and protections of working for the NHS. A similar situation recently occurred at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust, until a UNISON campaign meant the trust dropped their plans to transfer more than 900 workers in...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Chesterfield health NHS subco wigan Source Type: news

Nurses gets prison sentence for agency work while claiming sickness
A nurse who did agency work while off sick from her main job at St George ’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been found guilty of fraud and sentenced to 16 months in prison. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust ’s nurses celebrate 19 months free of serious pressure ulcers
A department at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that cares for frail and elderly patients is celebrating a 19-month stint without a severe hospital-acquired pressure ulcer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS trusts sign multimillion pound China consultancy deal
Two “outstanding” foundation trusts have signed a contract with a Chinese real estate company to advise it on building 10 new hospitals in a deal which could be worth millions for the NHS. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Research explores link between mental health and rheumatoid arthritis
 A new study has gone further towards ensuring people living with both rheumatoid arthritis and mental health problems get the best treatment for them.Rheumatoid arthritis affects the whole body, but we know that it can also have an impact on a person’s mental health. Around a third of the 400,000 people in the UK with rheumatoid arthritis also experience mental health issues. This compares to around 1 in 4 people in the general population.The way rheumatoid arthritis is treated was revolutionised by the discovery of anti-TNF drugs– now widely used in medical practice. Better treatments have led to more pe...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Intensive care patients' muscles unable to use fats for energy
(University College London) The muscles of people in intensive care are less able to use fats for energy, contributing to extensive loss of muscle mass, finds a new study co-led by UCL, King's College London and Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitals merger goes live
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and Ipswich Hospital Trust have completed their merger to create East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital trust drops plans to outsource NHS staff to private company
  Friday 6 July 2018 For immediate release Hospital trust drops plans to outsource NHS staff to private company  A hospital trust has reversed its decision to outsource NHS staff to a subsidiary – or ‘subco’ – company, UNISON has announced today (Friday). Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust (WWLNHS) has agreed to drop plans to transfer more than 900 workers including porters, cleaners and catering staff to NHS subsidiary firm WWL Solutions. This follows new this afternoon that Wigan Council has stepped in with a financial deal. The plans to move staff to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Senior chief of major acute trust to retire
North West Anglia Foundation Trust chief executive Stephen Graves is to retire, with interviews for his replacement taking place this week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital parking: staff at some trusts paying 200 times more than others
A UNISON investigation has found that parking outside work is becoming more and more of a problem for NHS staff in England. “I have been nursing for 38 years and I am getting stressed and angry as I leave for work wondering if I will get parked” – UNISON member We found that: Staff are being charged wildly differing amounts to park at work depending on the hospital trust; some workers are paying but not actually being able to park because the trusts issue too many permits; many car parks are not maintained to the extent that some staff feel unsafe in them; and some staff are being fined and even taken to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data health hospital parking NHS England Source Type: news

Whistleblower named chief executive at scandal hit hospital trust
An executive director who blew the whistle at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been named today as the trust’s news substantive chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Major hospital with ‘bullying culture’ put in special measures
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been placed in special measures after inspectors rated the trust and its leadership inadequate, having found a “bullying culture” and an “obvious deterioration” in services. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shelford Group trust signs £107m IT deal
Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust has signed a £107m contract with Northern Ireland company to provide IT support services. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New chief nurse for struggling East Anglian mental health trust
Diane Hull has been appointed as the new chief nurse at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, with a brief to help improve the mental health provider. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Can risk assessment predict suicide in secondary mental healthcare? Findings from the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre (SLaM BRC) Case Register - Lopez-Morinigo JD, Fernandes AC, Shetty H, Ayesa-Arriola R, Bari A, Stewart R, Dutta R.
This study aimed to investigate the extent to which clinical risk assessment ratings can predict suicide among people receiving secondary mental health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

NHS trust taps Healthy.io for home urine testing and more digital health deals
The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has tapped Healthy.io for a new program that will allow kidney patients to take home urine tests, using their smartphone cameras and digital testing kits. The test results will then be automatically electronically delivered to physicians. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The NHS at 70 – a time to thank and celebrate our staff
The chief executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust explores why the NHS ’s 70th birthday presents a golden opportunity for health and social care Related items fromOnMedica ‘The Price Ain’t Right’ 'NHS levy' would raise £2.3 billion for social care Winter 2017-18 was ‘watershed moment’ for overwhelmed NHS ‘Substantial tax rises’ needed to keep the NHS afloat New areas to benefit from joined-up NHS and social care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - June 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Allscripts Sunrise ™ Powers The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust to Transform Delivery of Care
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has launched the Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) Sunrise solution as the foundation for its new health information system. The organisation selected the Sunrise platform in late 2016 and has completed an on-time deployment of electronic observations, vital signs and Sunrise Mobility. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

New 'train track' implant being trialled by doctors for scoliosis
Researchers at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust have created the MESA Rail to treat scoliosis. The condition causes the spine to twist and curve. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern Health to keep services after divestment plan reversed
Community services will remain at Southern Health Foundation Trust after the new leadership team opted against a proposed divestment. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bath geriatrician leads £ 2.1m trial into Parkinson ’ s disease at the University of Bristol
A UK-wide trial into Parkinson ’ s disease led by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol is set to go ahead, thanks to a £ 2.1 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Mid Staffs QC to lead fit and proper person test review
A leading QC from the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry will lead an independent review of the fit and proper person test regulations. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Geriatrician leads £ 2.1 million trial into Parkinson's disease
(University of Bristol) A UK-wide trial into Parkinson's disease led by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol is set to go ahead, thanks to a £ 2.1 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Activity boxes ‘fantastic conversation opener’ for older patients
Nurses at Guy ’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are promoting the benefits of the activity boxes they recently introduced to help jog the memories of patients with dementia. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Teaching trust chief executive to step down after 10 years
The chief executive of York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust will retire at the end of this month after more than a decade in the role. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust refuses to release governance report despite being 'fundamentally transformed'
A foundation trust has refused to release a governance report after a follow up review showed it had been “fundamentally transformed” from having a “dysfunctional” board. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health trust issues apology over killing of absconded patient
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has issued a public apology about the care given to a woman who was killed after she absconded from one of its secure units. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Student wins accolade for outstanding nursing staff in trust first
Faye Louise Crawford has become the first student nurse to ever be crowned as the overall winner of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ’s annual awards for nursing staff. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Updated: Teaching trust asks council for £27m loan
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is seeking a loan of £27m from its local council because it can offer better interest rates than the Department of Health and Social Care. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guy ’s and Tommy’s marks return of ‘Nightingale nurse’ title
Guy ’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has recognised the contribution of the next generation of “Nightingale nurses” with the creation of a new professional award. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS England regional chief to lead hospital trust
A senior NHS England regional director is to lead Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wigan hospital staff vote for strike over outsourcing plans
Nearly 600 hospital caterers, cleaners, porters  other staff at three hospitals in Lancashire are planning to strike for 48-hours later this month over plans to transfer their jobs from an NHS trust to a private company it plans to set up as a wholly owned subsidiary. The proposed action on 23 and 24 May follows an 89% vote for strike action in a ballot which saw 73% of eligible members cast a vote. The ballot came after the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh foundation trust announced plans to outsource the NHS workers’ jobs to a new company called WWL Solutions. The members rejected those plans and asked for a stri...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article health health care hospitals NHS one team for patient care outsourcing wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Trust sells two sites to housing quango in £20m deal
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust has completed a £20m sale of two of its sites to a housing quango, which plans to build 326 new homes on the land. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: ‘Critical time’ for nurse workforce, warns RCN leader
Nursing workforce shortages remain the “biggest issue” for the profession right now, with the risk of another situation like that at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust having never gone away, the leader of the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Chief vows to have BME representative on all senior interview panels
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust will no longer have interview panels for senior roles without a representative from a black or minority ethnic background, the chief executive has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? Are there harms associated with being vaccinated?
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials.Most people who have sexual contact at some point in their life will be exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV). In the majority of women, HPV infection will be cleared by the immune system. When the immune system does not clear the virus, persistent HPV infection can cause abnormal cervical cells. These lesion...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Leading chief nurse announces retirement
Dame Hilary Chapman, chief nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, has announced she will retire at the end of August after 32 years of nursing. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nursing director to take on deputy chief exec role at trust
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has appointed its chief nurse to the role of deputy chief executive, in addition to her current position. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust in 'negative equity' questions whether it is 'going concern'
A foundation trust with a £62m deficit has sought advice from its external auditors before deciding whether it could declare itself a “going concern.” (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Freedom to speak up guidance for NHS trusts
NHS Improvement has published guidance for NHS trusts and foundation trust boards on freedom to speak up measures. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bespoke app helping mental health nurses to record clinical data
Mental health nurses at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust have helped design a new app to record clinical data, which means they can spend more time caring for patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Are GP practice takeovers the future?
Acute trusts are running more and more GP practices. Ali Moore investigates.  Castle Place Practice in Tiverton took a major step in January: it became part of the local hospital trust. The 50 members of staff, including GPs, joined the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust in a move described as aiding integration of services. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Director of nursing joins board of Schwartz Rounds body
Donna Green, chief nurse and deputy chief executive at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has become a trustee of the Point of Care Foundation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses make animated video to help cut asthma admissions
Respiratory nurses at Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in West London are hoping to reduce the number of visits that young asthma patients make via an innovative visual learning approach. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Alder Hey nurses subjected to abuse ‘that has been hard to bear’
Leaders at Alder Hey Children ’s NHS Foundation Trust have spoken out against the “unprecedented” level of abuse that nurses and doctors have endured over the tragic case of Alfie Evans. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Case study on staff retention
How did University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust focus on staff retention? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

VIP lab tours for child patients is healthcare innovation of the year
Malcolm Robinson, scientist and founder of charity Harvey ’s Gang, named overall winner at Advancing Healthcare awardsA biomedical scientist has scooped top honours in the annual awards for therapists and health scientists for his idea of giving child patients VIP tours of the laboratories where their blood samples are analysed.Malcolm Robinson, from Western Sussex hospitals NHS foundation trust, came up with the scheme when Harvey Buster Baldwin, then aged six, kept asking questions about the process. Robinson gave him an explanatory tour and arranged for him to have a child-size lab coat, cardboard security pass an...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Brindle Tags: Healthcare Network Workforce Mental health Work practices Innovation NHS Society Science Voluntary Sector Network Source Type: news

Peter Homa to head board for major trust collaboration
Peter Homa is to chair the board overseeing the collaboration between Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ FT. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news