Third board executive leaves major teaching trust in three months
The chief executive of Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust has written to staff to say its chief information and digital officer has left the trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS pause of ‘subcos’ long overdue
Responding to NHS Improvement’s announcement today that plans to outsource non-medical staff to subsidiary companies have been paused, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This whole policy has been a damaging distraction. Valuable resources that could have gone on improving care have been wasted. “Saving money has been the sole motive for outsourcing jobs to private companies. Cash-strapped trusts have seen it as an opportunity for solving their financial woes. “But they didn’t anticipate the outrage among staff and including porters, cleaners and those in catering who want to s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health health care NHS NHS subcos Sara Gorton wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Regulators put Norfolk hospital trust back in ‘special measures’
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King ’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has been returned to “special measures” after its latest inspection by regulators, who identified safety concerns. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Fundamental' policy change required for integration - new NHS England boss
Foundation trusts are “islands in the sea” of integration and will not change until fundamental changes to regulation, legislation and financial incentives are made, Lord Prior has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

University of Bristol and RUH Bath to partner with Radboud University and the Gatsby Foundation to carry out a new € 10 million Parkinson ’ s study
A new € 10 million international trial to evaluate a new model of care that aims to improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson ’ s disease will be conducted with the University of Bristol and the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust Bristol thanks to funding from The Gatsby Foundation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bolton hospital workers ’ pay ballot opens
Some 650 UNISON cleaners, catering staff, porters and security officers at the Royal Bolton Hospital will be receiving ballot papers over the next few days, as they vote on whether to take strike action over pay. The union started sending out ballot papers today after local health bosses decided not to pay the wage increase agreed nationally for NHS workers, which would be worth nearly £2,000 this year for most staff. The workers being balloted are employed by Integrated Facilities Management Bolton Ltd (iFM) – a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Bolton NHS foundation trust. They work at the Royal Bolton Hospi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News ballot health care Industrial action industrial relations NHS nhs pay NHS subcos one team for patient care pay up now wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

New chair for troubled ambulance trust
A former acute trust chief executive is to take over as chair of South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New online tool for clinicians could predict long-term risk of breast cancer returning
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) A new, simple web-based calculator that could better predict the long term risk of breast cancer returning in other areas of the body has today been published online by researchers at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Queen Mary University of London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bolton hospital workers to ballot on action for pay parity
More than 600 hospital cleaners, catering staff, porters and security workers in Bolton will begin voting next week on whether to take industrial action for fair pay and national NHS rates. The 650 support workers are employed by a company called Integrated Facilities Management Bolton Ltd (iFM), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bolton NHS foundation trust. They work at the Royal Bolton Hospital. They are not being paid the wage increase agreed nationally for NHS staff. While many hospital workers in Bolton remain on the national living wage of £7.83 an hour, staff doing the same role in neighbouring hospit...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News ballot health care Industrial action national minimum wage NHS nhs pay NHS subcos one team for patient care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

UK children's hospital deploying HoloLens, Surface Hubs for surgical teams
Alder Hey Children ’s Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust will be rolling out HoloLens mixed reality headsets to support its operational theater, according to a recent release from Microsoft. Alongside the technology company and Black Marble, a software design and consultancy firm, the hospital will be developing an a pp for the technology to help surgeons better access information about their patients during an ongoing procedure. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AI programme can spot diseases as well as world's top consultants
The research is a collaboration between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK-based Google DeepMind, UCL and Southampton University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence tool 'as good as experts' at detecting eye problems
Machine-learning system can identify more than 50 different eye diseases and could speed up diagnosis and treatmentA new machine-learning system is as good as the best human experts at detecting eye problems and referring patients for treatment, say scientists.The groundbreaking artificial intelligence system, developed by the AI-outfit DeepMind with Moorfields eye hospital NHS foundation trust and University College London, was capable of correctly referring patients with more than 50 different eye diseases for further treatment with 94% accuracy, matching or beating world-leading eye specialists.Continue reading... (Sour...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Samuel Gibbs Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) DeepMind Alphabet Technology Medical research Science Health Healthcare industry Society Research and development Business Source Type: news

Nursing director becomes chief exec of hospital trust
Senior nurse Louise Stead has been appointed as the new chief executive of Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Deputy appointed to trust chief executive role
The deputy chief executive of the Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust is stepping up to the top job. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Philips and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Team Up to Deploy Innovative Digital Pathology Network
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, announced plans to create a digital pathology network to help drive faster and more efficient diagnoses for patients. OUH will deploy the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, which will serve as a (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Another subco stopped before it ’ s started
UNISON members at the University Hospitals of Leicester were celebrating this week after being told that they won’t be transferred to a wholly owned subsidiary company. The proposal in Leicester would have seen members who currently provide services in-house being transferred to a separate company (subco). UNISON branch secretary Mandy Marsden said: “This is a magical moment for us. “We were called into a meeting on Monday and informed by the Chief Executive that the subsidiary will no longer be going ahead because they have not got permission as an NHS trust. Something that we have been telling them in n...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Source Type: news

Top trust chief executive retires
John Short, chief executive at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, has announced his retirement after six years at the helm. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Getting hot, hot, hot – July at UNISON
The month started with a couple of anniversaries. You may have heard us talk about them before but they’re both so blinkin’ important we are repeating them here. In chronological order (and because it’s all about us!) UNISON celebrated its 25th birthday on the first of the month. We looked back at some of the highlights of our first quarter century and reminisced about the music, fashion, and other news that was making the headlines back in 1993. Oh and we made a ‘glorious’ little film that celebrated the very best thing about UNISON – its members. Then a few days later an institution e...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 25 years adult social care employment tribunal fees further education health legal services NHS 70 police and justice Scotland Source Type: news

Chief executive interview: Tony Spotswood, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust
This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Membership subscribers. Each month in 2018 a member of the HSJ expert team will conduct a challenging, candid and in-depth interview with a provider trust boss. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shelford Group trust fails to appoint new chief executive
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has not apppointed a new chief executive, after interviewing last month. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

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