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Exclusive: Trust pursuing foreign government in court over unpaid debt
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust is taking legal action against the Libyan government over unpaid debt, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

First two trusts meet milestone of all electronic NHS referrals
Two hospital trusts and their referring GP practices have become the first in the country to adopt a digital process for booking patient hospital appointments. Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and County Durham& Darlington NHS Foundation Trust are now processing all of their hospital referral appointments electronically via the NHS e-Referral Service. Patients are also able to change or cancel their appointments through the system with analysis showing that use of electronic referrals has halved the rate of patients missing appointments from 10% to 5%. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS efficiency map
This latest update includes a case study from Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust's Save 7 programme. This aims to give all staff the chance to be involved in innovative change projects that simultaneously deliver financial savings, cultural change and service improvement (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do clinicians receive adequate training to identify trafficked persons? A scoping review of NHS Foundation Trusts - Thompson CD, Mahay A, Stuckler D, Steele S.
OBJECTIVE: We investigate whether physicians in secondary care in the English NHS receive adequate training to recognise and appropriately refer for services those persons suspected to be victims of human trafficking. DESIGN: Freedom of Information... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Owlstone Medical and UK ’s NHS Study Whether Breath Contains Useful Biomarkers That Could Be Used in Medical Laboratory Tests for Multiple Cancers
Owlstone Medical’s breath biopsy platform takes aim at breath biomarkers for an earlier diagnosis of cancer; could it supplant tissue biopsies sent to pathology labs? For many years, medical laboratory scientists and pathologists have known that human breath contains molecules and substances that have the potential to be used as biomarkers for detecting different diseases […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 18, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Testing Uncategorized Addenbrooke’s Hospital Aviva Ventures Billy Boyle Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre cl Source Type: news

Trust giving out ‘wallets full of vital pregnancy information’
Pregnant women in South Yorkshire are being given a wallet full of “vital tips and information” by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, due to work with local charities. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London trust creates new Nightingale title for nurses
Guy ’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust this week celebrated the launch of its Nightingale Nurse Award, a new professional award designed to recognise its most outstanding nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Hospital seeks 'joyful' merger with teaching trust
Bedford Hospital Trust is seeking a formal merger with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust, HSJ has learnt. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Care assistant charged with defrauding Southern Health
A care assistant who worked at a unit where a teenager drowned in a bath is to appear in court tomorrow charged with defrauding Southern Health Foundation Trust of more than £250,000. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Southern Health may lose community services as CCGs prepare to procure
Southern Health Foundation Trust has confirmed it is considering divesting itself of its community services provision – which accounts for a third of its turnover – ahead of a procurement for a new integrated model of care. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust trying to tempt ex nurses back with £500 bonus
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is offering former mental health nurses a £500 bonus if they complete a free training course and come back to the profession. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tribute paid to Birmingham trust's well-respected chief nurse
Colleagues at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust have paid tribute to their “incredible” chief nurse Philip Norman, who died suddenly this week. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Frimley Park and Kingston hospital trusts swap senior nurses
Sally Brittain has been appointed as the new director of nursing and quality at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospital to screen all newborns for genetic diseases
A major project at Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust will screen the newborns for inherited conditions or illnesses and provide early treatment (file photo). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imatinib shows increased survival in ICR ’s Phase III oncology trial
A Phase III clinical trial of imatinib (Glivec) conducted by UK researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust demonstrated increased survival in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumo … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hospital trusts set out merger plans
Struggling Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and neighbouring Ipswich Hospital Trust are likely next week to approve plans to merge. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Surrey hospital trust appoints new interim chief nurse
Ashford and St Peter ’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of Sue Tranka as its new interim chief nurse. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Selects Allscripts to Enhance Care and Clinical Engagement
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has selected Allscripts Sunrise EHR as it continues to focus on improving the quality of care delivered to patients. An integrated care organization, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust serves patients from communities at Royal Bolton Hospital and at more than 20 health centers and clinics. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Nurses hoping to encourage staff flu jabs with new game
Nurse innovators at James Paget Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are hoping to create a “buzz” about flu vaccination this winter with a new online game featuring a flu-fighting bee. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Trust chiefs to jointly lead STP after regional leadership shake-up
Two foundation trust chiefs are to be the interim leaders of a financially challenged sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teaching trust inspected following 'bullying' whistleblowing claims
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been rated requires improvement following an inspection prompted by whistleblowers ’ allegations including bullying. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Yorkshire trust promotes deputy to nursing director role
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust in Yorkshire has announced the appointment of Jill Asbury as its new director of nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust plans new PFI deal to fund controversial hospital shake-up
A foundation trust is proposing procuring a new private finance initiative to fund its controversial “hot” and “cold” site hospital reconfiguration plans. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust plans new PFI deal to fund controversial hospital shake up
A foundation trust is proposing procuring a new private finance initiative to fund its controversial “hot” and “cold” site hospital reconfiguration plans. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Encouraging speaking up through trust wide engagement
This shared learning example describes how Lisa Smith, Freedom to Speak Up guardian in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has engaged with multiple sites to help foster a positive, safe culture of speaking up. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving new starter turnover: case study
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust worked to improve experiences of staff in their first year of employment at the trust. The trust improved the overall on-boarding experience including starting induction before day one in the role and introducing an online portal for new starters, along with the benefits and the challenges of doing so. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suffolk university does placement deal with Essex trust
Nursing students at the University of Suffolk will be able to undertake practice placements at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust from September. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trusts, council and GPs battle for £80m new care model contract
Two foundation trusts and a consortium formed by the county council and local GPs are set to compete for an £80m community services contract, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improving new starter turnover: case study
A case study from NHS Employers outlines how East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust worked to improve experiences of staff in their first year of employment at the trust and saw a 20% improvement in turnover as a result. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust chief: Bullying investigation could lead to disciplinary action
Further investigation into bullying and harassment claims at South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust could lead to disciplinary action, its new chief executive has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust fails to ensure directors are fit and proper despite warning
St George ’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust is failing to comply with the fit and proper person test regulations, despite a warning from the Care Quality Commission. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust uses animation to ‘convey vital back pain advice’
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has launched an innovative new tool to communicate vital advice that it hopes will help patients with back pain and reduce the need for hospital treatment. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses training firefighters to help prevent patient falls
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to support vulnerable people across the district who are at an increased risk of falling. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

First patient treated in trial of a novel liver dialysis device, DIALIVE
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) The first patient in an international trial of a new liver dialysis system has been recruited at the Royal Free Hospital in London. The device, called DIALIVE, was invented by scientists and doctors at University College London and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'No evidence of fraud' at foundation trust
NHS Protect has found no evidence of fraud at Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust, after it was accused of deliberately manipulating waiting times figures (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Top NHS boss Sir Andrew Morris sparks sexism row
Sir Andrew Morris, chief executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, was labelled a 'dinosaur' for his controversial comment at a meeting attended by leading experts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 14, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Novarad touting its VR-surgical guidance system to Zynex paying off its $2.2M loan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Stimwave announces first patient in Brazil Stimwave announced in a July 5 press release that its first patients in Brazil have received Stimwave’s wireless pain relief device treatment for chronic pain. The patients are expected to receive the neuromodulation treatment as an alternative to opioid pain relief. The devices created by Stimwave deliver small pulses of energy to specific nerves to trigger a reac...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Diagnostics Imaging Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Research & Development American Red Cross Nemaura Medical Novarad Owlstone Medical Stimwave Tactical Medical Zynex Inc. Source Type: news

Staff Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Employer: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation TrustDepartment: EndocrinologyLocation: BirminghamSalary:£22,128 -£28,746Job Reference: 304-A-17-37809University Hospitals Birmingham are currently looking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking registered nurse to join the Endocrine Clinical Nurse Specialist Team. This excellent opportunity is open to Band 5 nurses with at least 2 years of experience in acute care setting. Successful candidate will join a team of experienced specialist nurses in a tertiary Endocrine referral centre and will be given f...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Do statins do more harm than good?
Researchers from around the world, including the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, conclude there is 'no consistent evidence' that the cholesterol-lowering drugs boost survival. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxford hospital trust appoints Sam Foster as chief nurse
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Sam Foster, currently chief nurse of Birmingham ’s Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, as its new director of nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust could set up estates company to increase savings
York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust is considering setting up a limited liability company to manage its estate and facilities services to help save money. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Google will soon obtain private genetic data on hundreds of thousands of medical patients... without their consent
(Natural News) The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently ruled that the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust broke the law, as it failed to comply with the Data Protection Act when it transferred 1.6 million patient records to DeepMind, an artificial intelligence research group owned by Google. In response to the ruling, NHS signed an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University Hospitals Birmingham, HCA Healthcare UK to build £ 65m hospital facility
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and HCA Healthcare UK plan to construct a 138 bed specialist hospital facility with an investment of a £ 65m on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - July 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

NHS and Oxford University tap IoT company Drayson Technologies to develop digital health tools
London-based Drayson Technologies, a healthcare IoT company, is getting a high profile gig and funding to help build out and commercialize digital health tools for the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ASHG honors Dian Donnai with 2017 Education Award
(American Society of Human Genetics) ASHG has named clinical geneticist Dian Donnai, M.D., Professor Emerita of Medical Genetics at The University of Manchester; and Clinical Head of Division at Saint Mary's Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, as the 2017 recipient of the annual Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education. The ASHG award recognizes an individual for contributions of exceptional quality and importance to human genetics education internationally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Safe staffing still lacks standardised approach, warns Francis
The chair of the inquiry into the former Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has criticised regulator NHS Improvement for failing to produce standardised guidance on safe staffing levels, noting that the judgement of nursing and medical directors was still being relied upon. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust chief to lead joint acute and mental health executive team
Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust; Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Three hospital trusts fail fire safety checks on external cladding
NHS Improvement wrote to all NHS and Foundation trusts after Grenfell Tower fire Related items fromOnMedica NHS pressures will jeopardise patient safety, doctors warn Emergency care struggling to guarantee safest care for all high-risk patients Nurse shortages 'putting patients at risk' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cash-strapped trust sells specialist unit to private company and charity
A heavily indebted foundation trust has sold a specialised unit to a charity and a private company for £26m, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

First trust prosecuted by CQC pleads guilty to safety failures
Southern Health Foundation Trust has pleaded guilty to a causing a patient life-altering injuries through safety failures.   (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 29, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news