CCG bans patients from leaving hospital-managed GP practice amid exodus
GP patients in Gosport have been banned from switching surgeries after a dramatic exodus of patients from a hospital-managed GP practice left others overwhelmed.  The Hampshire town has seen 2,100 patients transfer to different practices after problems at the four-practice Willow Group, managed by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.  NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG, which took the decision, said the three-month restriction will remain in place until 31 March. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 17, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Construction of new £98m hospital gains approval
Building work will get underway within weeks on a new hospital near Ascot, after the board of Frimley Health Foundation Trust gave it the go-ahead. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New chair for major hospital trust
University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new chair. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Case Study: The gloves are off campaign
In this case study, the Lead Nurse for Infection Prevention and Control and two Lead Practice Educators at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) addressed the over-use of non-sterile gloves through education and training. This has improved patient safety and experience and staff are now following evidence-based practice rather than wearing gloves out of habit. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The'No catheter No catheter associated urinary tract infection' programme
This case study outlines how a Nurse Consultant at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust led on the development and implementation of a programme of work to improve catheter care and reduce urinary tract infection rates. The programme has led to improved outcomes, experiences and use of resources by addressing unwarranted variation in practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Bank of England deputy governor to chair Homerton
Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed a former Bank of England deputy governor as its new chair, the trust has announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New DVT Device Designed to Tackle Stubborn ‘Wall-to-Wall’ Clot
Vetex Medical recently completed the first-in-man case in a multicenter study of a new deep vein thrombosis (DVT) device that has the potential to reduce hospital stays and costs associated with DVT treatment. The Galway, Ireland-based company said the Vetex Thrombectomy Catheter is the first device to combine rotational and grasping action to quickly and gently remove large volumes of stubborn wall-adherent clot in a single session, without thrombolytic drugs. The first patient was treated by the study’s principal investigator Stephen Black, MD, Narayan Thulasidasan, MD, and their team at Guyâ€...
Source: MDDI - January 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Endocrinology position available at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Applications are open for a full-time Clinical Nurse Specialist in Endocrinology. This excellent opportunity is open to experienced registered nurses with experience in acute care setting. Candidates with experience in endocrinology are highly encouraged to consider this post. Deadline for applications is 13 January 2019.Interested candidates should applyonline. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 3, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Being shorter linked to increased mortality in critically ill patients
Researchers say many critical interventions are set to default 'typical' male patient Related items fromOnMedica Changes needed for emergency care to avoid winter crisis A&E closures mean longer journeys but do not affect mortality One in four emergency admissions are avoidable Watchdog slams care at children's hospital Foundation Trust put on special measures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Boy, two, is left infertile after doctors operate on the wrong testicle
The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust apologised and said it has launched an investigation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' The gloves are off' campaign
This case study added to NHS England's Shared Atlas of Learning in December 2018, addresses the over-use of non-sterile gloves through education and training at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.Actions included establishing a working group to develop an educational awareness programme for staff. This included an updated educational package for when gloves should be worn generally in practice and a risk assessment strategy for use of gloves when preparing intravenous medication. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vetex Medical launches first-in-human thrombectomy cath trial
Vascular device developer Vetex Medical said today that it launched a first-in-human trial of its Vetex thrombectomy catheter intended for treating deep vein thrombosis and that the first patient in the trial has been treated in the study. The Galway, Ireland-based company said that the Vetex cath uses both rotational and grasping action during the removal of clots, and that the device can handle large volumes and wall-adherent clots without the need for thrombolytic drugs. The first patient in the trial was treated by the study principal investigator Dr. Stephen Black and Dr. Narayan Thulasidasan at London’s St. Tho...
Source: Mass Device - December 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Vascular vetexmedical Source Type: news

Former nurse takes over running of Norfolk special measures trust
Queen Elizabeth Hospital King ’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has appointed an experienced health service leader and former nurse and midwife as its new chief executive. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The hospital transformed by its selfless volunteer army
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been enhanced by kind volunteers. Here, four of them reveal the incredible they've had on both patients and medical staff alike. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Special measures trust appoints new chief
Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust has appointed a senior Nottingham University Hospital Trust board member as its new chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Oxford trust latest to put up cash to keep EU nurses after Brexit
Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust has become the latest NHS provider to offer to pay the “settled status” application fees for any EU nursing staff who want to stay in the UK after Brexit. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London trust recognises long service of dedicated nursing staff
A group of 12 nurses and a nursing assistant who have spent most of their careers working for Guy ’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are among those honoured for their long service. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

That was the year that was
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

That was the year that was – the year in UNISON
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

Teaching trust appoints new medical director
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new medical director, it has been announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government drops proposal for secret trust investigations
There will be no safe spaces during NHS and foundation trust internal investigations, the government announced this week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GRAIL ’s SUMMIT Will Help Define its Liquid Biopsy Path
A long-awaited and massive study with major implications for the liquid biopsy market is slated to start next year. Earlier this week, GRAIL revealed that it would initiate its 50,000-patient SUMMIT study in early 2019. Ages of the patients will be men and women between the ages of 50 and 77 who do not have a cancer diagnosis at the time of enrollment. The Menlo Park, CA-based company gave more specifics of the trial and said half the participants will be people at high risk for lung and other cancers due to a significant smoking history, and the other half will be people who are not at high risk for cancer based on smokin...
Source: MDDI - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Donation allows London trust to continue new nursing award
Guy ’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has received a donation to continue funding its recently introduced professional award for its most outstanding nurses and midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

One hospital's unique path toward an electronic patient record
Adrian Byrne, CIO of the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust in the UK, talks about his organization's journey toward developing an electronic patient record (EPR), which involved an integration engine and standard messaging. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New chief executive for Great Ormond Street
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Pioneers Win with InterSystems at HTN Health Tech Awards
Two pioneering NHS organisations have been recognised at the 2018 HTN Awards for their innovative work using InterSystems technology to help transform care for patients. The judges, who included GPs and clinical commissioning group IT leads, as well as project managers, clinical leads and IT directors from acute trusts and mental health and community providers, selected Coordinate My Care and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust as winners. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured InterSystems Business and Industry Source Type: news

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust remains 'inadequate'
Inspectors say patients were repeatedly failed as a charity calls for the government to intervene. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health trust rated inadequate for third time
Charity says troubled Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is too big Related items fromOnMedica What makes an outstanding mental health trust? Why the CQC was warmly received by independent hospitals CQC find patients at risk at two trusts CQC is rated well but 'requires improvement', says review CQC puts mental health trust back in special measures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Improvement tightens grip on subsidiary companies
NHS Improvement will stop foundation trusts from creating subsidiary companies if it considers the plan too “high-risk”, according to new guidance. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Merger trust boss named chief exec of the year at HSJ Awards
Lesley Watts won the award for her “outstanding, engaging and sensitive leadership” of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust exploring commercial deal with Saudi Arabia
A foundation trust is working on a commercial partnership with Saudi Arabia. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Blackpool patient poisoning suspect understood to be nurse
A nurse from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has been arrested on suspicion of administering poison to stroke patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Guidance for NHS trusts and foundation trusts providing emergency departments, urgent treatment centres and inpatient services
Department of Health and Social Care -On 1 October 2018, the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 introduced a new legal duty on specified public services to refer service users they consider may be homeless or threatened with homelessness to a local housing authority. This guidance provides an overview of the duty to refer for NHS staff, including how to make a referral to a local authority.GuidanceDepartment of Health and Social Care - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - November 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

Growing into Grovember
Across all our regions, throughout the month of Nov… sorry, GROvember, UNISON activists have been spreading the message that we’re #strongertogether. We’ve picked out a few actions from our members to give you a tiny flavour of what’s happening. Using the hashtag #joinUNISON, Eastern region brought us sight of another health hero signing up to join UNISON at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (pictured above) and said that staff were “flocking” to the stall to join. Meanwhile, Elliot Dean used Twitter to say that “lots of new members” were joining at Chesterf...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article grovember recruitment Source Type: news

NHS trust uses children of staff in hard-hitting campaign against violence
The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has begun using posters after a staff survey revealed more than one in six of its workers have experienced violence while at work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning disability nurse appointed chief executive of West Midlands trust
A learning disability nurse has been appointed as new chief executive for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

East Kent Hospitals Goes Live with Allscripts PAS
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with the Allscripts patient administration system, following its neighbor Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. The two organizations ran a joint PAS procurement as part of the South Acute Program that was set-up to give providers in the south of England access to central funding for technology, following the end of the National Program for IT. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Allscripts Business and Industry Source Type: news

Patients are at risk of going BLIND as thousands wait for eye appointments
Junior doctors at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust warned at least 7,000 patients with serious eye conditions missed out on follow-up appointments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urology advanced practitioner named Nurse of the Year
Helen Scullion, urology advanced nurse practitioner in radiology from South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been named Nurse of the Year at the 2018 Nursing Times Awards. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Teaching trust's long-standing medical director to retire
The medical director of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is to retire at the end of January, it has been announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Spooky' cosmetic lenses sold at Halloween can trigger eye infections
Parwez Hossain, a consultant ophthalmologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, said people using the lenses as fancy dress were "largely unaware" of poor hygiene. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former staff club becomes trust's new nurse training centre
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has opened its first ever nurse education and training centre. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Interim CEO takes over at North East FT
North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust has appointed Julie Gillon, former chief operating officer and interim CEO, as its substantive chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust appoints new chief executive with nursing background
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Julie Gillon as its chief executive. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Teleflex ’ s NeuroTract touts UK Urolift decision
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) subsidiary NeoTract said today that the UK Government selected the UroLift system, intended to treat patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, as one of seven Accelerated Access Collaborative “Rapid Uptake Products.” The Wayne, Penn.-based company said that the system will now receive support from the Accelerated Access Collaborative which will increase its use by the UK’s NHS. The decision to include the device in the list follows its placement last year by NHS England as a recipient of the Innovation and Technology Tariff, which also helped support uptake of the trea...
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Teleflex Source Type: news

Trust to reconfigure children's heart services
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has announced plans to reconfigure its children’s heart surgery services in order to meet NHS England standards and futureproof its service. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New treatment approach for advanced anal cancer
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) A new approach to treating advanced anal cancer is safer and more effective than the most widely used current treatment, according to the first ever randomized clinical trial in this group of patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women more likely to suffer side-effects of chemotherapy, study finds
Researchers at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust said their findings add to the growing body of evidence that gender can be an important factor in cancer treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women may experience more side effects than men during gastric cancer chemotherapy
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) Women may experience certain chemotherapy side-effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, mouth ulceration and hair loss more frequently than men, according to a new analysis of oesophageal and stomach cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Trust celebrates ongoing success on midwife quality mark
Midwives from Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust are celebrating achieving a prestigious “baby friendly” quality mark for the third time. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news