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Patient obs go electronic as part of ‘digital revolution’ in Bristol
Nurses at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have begun using mobile electronic devices to record patient observations as part of a digital revolution improving the care of patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mauritius:"Developing countries such as Mauritius need research to help relieve the economic burden of chronic diseases"
[L'Express] Dr Neel Heerasing, a consultant gastroenterologist with special interests in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Clinical Nutrition, was born and raised in Mauritius. Having completed his medical training in Australia, he moved to the United Kingdom in 2016 to further his training and undertook a two-year research fellowship at the Royal Devon& Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the prestigious Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pharmacogenetics Research Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trust targeted for bullying culture and safety concerns
The national guardian for NHS whistleblowers has criticised Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust for having a bullying culture and failure to respond to patient safety concerns raised by staff. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust executive had 'clear potential conflict of interest' over director role
A foundation trust has changed its structure to remove a “clear potential conflict of interest” for its estates director, who was also head of a wholly owned estates company that held contracts with the trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Yorkshire nurses pioneering access to severe asthma drugs
Nurses, doctors and therapists at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are working together to identify and treat people with severe asthma who could benefit from new drugs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Revealed: Trust tried to hide poor care and patient harm
An NHS community provider sought to “conceal” serious care failings and multiple cases of patient harm, as it made deep cost improvement savings in a bid for foundation trust status. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Harrogate NHS members reject plans to transfer them to private company
UNISON members in Harrogate have rejected the local NHS trust’s plans to transfer them to a private company – which would still be owned by the trust. The Harrogate District foundation trust announced plans to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary to manage its estates and facilities in November last year, and transfer more than 300 NHS staff to it. UNISON held a consultative ballot over the plans, which saw a 97% rejection on an 89% turn-out, with members saying they would vote for industrial action in any formal ballot UNISON organiser Sarah Keig said that the proposal had left staff “extremely angry” ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care NHS wholly owned subsidiaries Yorkshire and Humberside Source Type: news

Wigan hospital workers vote for strike ballot
UNISON members working at three hospitals in Lancashire are on course for industrial action over plans to outsource their jobs to a new company, set-up and owned by the NHS trust, in May. Members at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS foundation trust voted to reject the plans and ask the union for a strike ballot by 93% in a 79% turn-out. Nearly 900 NHS staff who work in estates and facilities across the trust’s three hospitals are threatened by the plan to outsource them to the wholly owned subsidiary company, WWL Solutions. They are worried that their terms and conditions could be cut, that new starters will get...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care North West South West Source Type: news

Nursing director becomes chief exec of specialist hospital
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool has promoted its experienced director of nursing to become its new chief executive. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospital trust appoints its first ever bereavement midwife
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has appointed its first ever bereavement midwife. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS Improvement changes stance on Wirral inquiry publication
NHS Improvement has said there is a “strong presumption in favour” of it publishing the independent investigation into the regulator’s handling of concerns at the Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Francis ‘strengthened chief nurses’ but improvements waning
An increased focus on patient safety and staffing since the Francis inquiry into the care scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has led to directors of nursing in health service hospitals having more of an influence on fellow executive staff, a report has suggested. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Small hospital trust rated outstanding
West Suffolk Foundation Trust has joined the elite band of just 14 NHS providers rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Improvement could keep Wirral investigation secret
NHS Improvement has refused to commit to making public the independent investigation into the governance of Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust chief warns county council over unpaid invoices
A foundation trust boss in a struggling health economy has raised the prospect of a “formal dispute” with the county council over more than £2m of late invoice payments. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

First UK hospital to introduce ‘point of care’ testing for flu
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has recently introduced a new way of testing adult patients for flu, with nurses using a molecular analysing device by the bedside that only takes 20 minutes. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospital trusts to explore merger
A pair of acute foundation trusts are exploring the possibility of merging into a single provider. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consultants threaten trust chair with 'no confidence' vote
The chair of Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been called to an extraordinary meeting of the trust’s consultant body and could face a vote of no confidence, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FT replaces chair who stepped down amid charity payment allegations
An outstanding rated foundation trust has replaced its chair who stepped down amid allegations his charity was paying him large amounts of money. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New chief nurse for mental health and learning disability trust
A nurse, health visitor and senior manager with more than 25 years ’ experience has been appointed as the new director of nursing and professions at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Replica bus stop installed by hospital to help dementia patients
A special bus stop is providing dementia patients with a “quiet and safe place” to help prevent them becoming unsettled or anxious, according to Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Morecambe Bay set to launch new nurse degree apprenticeships
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust is on the cusp of launching a “ground-breaking” nurse apprenticeship scheme for 2018, which is says will provide a “jobs boost to the region”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS Improvement takes 'urgent action' over teaching trust governance
NHS Improvement has announced details of its formal investigation into Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust and its own handling of serious concerns raised by trust directors. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Foundation trust chief executive announces retirement
The chief executive of a Yorkshire hospital trust is retiring this spring after eight years at the helm. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

STP appoints third leader in two years
Tom Cahill, chief executive of Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust, has stepped down as leader of his regional STP after 15 months in the post. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer patients given fluids live longer
(University of Surrey) Dying cancer patients given fluids will generally live longer, a new study led by researchers from Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Surrey has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acting nursing director made permanent at Yorkshire trust
An acting nursing director and former deputy has been chosen to take on the role on a permeant basis at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UK ’s first dermatology nurse registrar appointed by trust
A new role designed to provide career progression for senior nurses is to be tested at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Second cardiologist accused of sexual misconduct at Wirral
A cardiologist at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been suspended pending investigation into allegations of misconduct of a sexual nature, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New company to take 'aggressive' approach to foundation trust estate
A London foundation trust has established a subsidiary company to rationalise its estate and encourage a more commercial approach to generating revenue and capital receipts from its 125 sites. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Trusts performing worst against race equality target
Papworth Hospital Foundation Trust was the worst trust in England for racial bias in its formal disciplinary process last financial year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Cardiologist at troubled trust dismissed after sexual harassment allegation
A consultant cardiologist at Wirral University Hospital Foundation Trust was dismissed for gross misconduct after allegations he had sexually harassed three junior doctors, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust chiefs recognised in new year's honours
The chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust is among the senior NHS figures named in the new year’s honours list. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dar Makes Inroads in Burns Care Services
[Daily News] TANZANIA is making a vital and positive step in the health sector by improving the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of burns, thanks to the Burn Project undertaken by the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and surrounding communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Trust directors blew the whistle over chief executive
A leaked document obtained by HSJ has revealed senior executives at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust blew the whistle to NHS Improvement over serious concerns relating to trust chief executive David Allison and chair Michael Carr. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Long-serving hospital chief quits with 'immediate effect'
The chief executive of Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust, David Allison, has left the post with immediate effect, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

London trust celebrates long service of six veteran nurses
Six nurses, with a combined total of nearly 170 years between them, are among staff who received long service awards from Guy ’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Northumbria Healthcare appoints new director of nursing
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Ellie Monkhouse as its new executive director of nursing and quality. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

British man, 53, inserts 77cm-long sex toy up his anus  
The patient, whose name is unknown, used the bendy object for sexual gratification when he was drunk, was treated by medics from the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former St George's boss appointed trust chief executive
Miles Scott, the former chief executive of St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust, has been appointed to run Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exeter A & E staff giving ‘bags of comfort to patients in need’
Clinical staff from the accident and emergency department at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have started a campaign to “bring a little extra comfort to patients who need it”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Lord Kerslake quits role as chairman of NHS trust
Lord Kerslake has resigned as the boss of London's King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today and in a statement blamed budget cuts to the health service. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mackey 'irritated' over ongoing provider deficits
The former chief executive of NHS Improvement said he was “irritated and disappointed” in himself for not being able to clear the provider deficit – but the sector was also “let down” by some providers such as King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust searches for 'imaginative' estates partner in £100m deal
An integrated foundation trust is looking to partner with a private company for up to 25 years in a bid to unlock capital funding for its future estates plans. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

This is what we do – top 8 brilliant things from 2017
It’s impossible to review UNISON’s year and do justice to all the amazing things UNISON’s activists and members get up to. So, we haven’t tried. Instead here are 8 pretty important, awesome things we’ve done together. Roll on 2018.  It wasn’t just about ET The big headline-grabbing win over the summer concerned employment tribunal fees. They were scrapped after UNISON won a landmark court victory against the government. The Supreme Court – the UK’s highest court – unanimously ruled that the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it introduced...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Magazine christmas Source Type: news

Trust 'not convinced' CCGs should shelve new hospital plan
A foundation trust chief has said the provider is “naturally disappointed” that commissioners look set to ditch plans for a new acute hospital. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Research facility at Guy's and St Thomas' receives MHRA accreditation
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) The NIHR Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust has become the first NHS-managed facility in London, and the second in the UK, to be granted (UK) Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Phase I accreditation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New chief executive for 'outstanding' hospital trust revealed
Frimley Health Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive to take over from Sir Andrew Morris, the longest serving chief executive in the NHS. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 29, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New mesothelioma specialist nurse based at London hospital
Rachel Thomas has been appointed as a mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist at Guy ’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, a charity has announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news