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

Former nurse who became well-respected NHS chief exec to retire
Former nurse Dame Julie Moore, chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and a senior figure in the NHS, has revealed that she is to retire later this year. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dame Julie Moore announces retirement
Dame Julie Moore has announced her retirement from the newly merged University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust chair steps down after a year
The chair of South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has resigned, a year after taking up the post. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug that causes birth defects should NOT be banned during pregnancy, scientists argue
According to consultant neurologists, from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, the controversial medication sodium valproate may be the only effective treatment in certain patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Midlands health visitors in new smoking cessation drive
Health visitors and smoking cessation experts at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust have joined forces to launch a new service for pregnant women and their families. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS trusts are spending millions outsourcing staff to private companies, says UNISON
NHS trusts across England are spending millions of pounds outsourcing staff to new arms-length private companies, says UNISON today (Monday). Using a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, UNISON has revealed that NHS trusts are shelling-out huge amounts of money on consultants. These companies are advising trusts on the setting up of wholly owned subsidiaries, to which staff are then outsourced. UNISON says that these new companies appeal to NHS trusts because they can reduce their VAT payments, and cut the pay and pensions for any new staff recruited. The health workers that are being transferred tend to be the lowest pai...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release 2018 Health Conference Freedom of information NHS wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Norfolk nurses to sleep rough to highlight plight of homeless
Nurses and other professionals from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust will be sleeping rough for the night to highlight the links between homeless and poor mental health and raise money for those in need. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Festival-goer, 18, escapes death after a 'few tablets' of MDMA
Doctors at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust kept him in overnight - but by the morning he complained of a pain in his neck. Tests showed his lungs had collapsed - caused by MDMA (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Council warnings over 'corrosive' legal challenge by NHS trusts
A “corrosive” legal bid by 20 NHS foundation trusts for business rates relief could threaten the financial viability of some councils. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Birmingham hospital trusts in one of biggest NHS mergers
A merger between University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and its neighbour Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust is to go ahead next month, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Liverpool researchers to help transform treatment for children with arthritis
(University of Liverpool) Researchers from the University of Liverpool and Alder Hey children's NHS Foundation Trust will join a UK-wide effort, including colleagues from five other universities, to drive the development of new, targeted treatments for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and its associated eye-inflammation condition, uveitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could pumping your BLOOD through a machine help prevent heart attacks?
Dr Mahmoud Barbir, a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton& Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, said emerging research shows lipoprotein(a) is a risk factor for heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chief executive confirmed for trust with severely challenged A&E
Susan Acott has been appointed as the permanent chief executive of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust after nearly six months as interim leader. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Triggers Digital Transformation with MAXIMS go-live
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has laid the foundations for an ambitious digitisation programme, by deploying IMS MAXIMS technology in its emergency department. The go-live is already helping staff to better manage patients over the busy winter period. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Top CCG lead named as chief executive of inadequate trust
Inadequate rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed local commissioning heavy hitter Antek Lejk as its new chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New chief executive of Newcastle Hospitals revealed
Dame Jackie Daniel has been appointed as chief executive of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust, it was announced today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Opportunities missed' by trust before Poundland attack
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust apologised for failing to share information with police. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Improvement investigation exposes 'deep cultural issues' at trust
An independent investigation into Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has described “deep systemic cultural issues” at the organisation. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Safety improvements still needed at Tyneside hospital
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust has been told it still requires improvement, including on nurse staffing levels and training, after the Care Quality Commission inspected its core acute services and mental health services. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Specialist postnatal mental health service launches in Suffolk
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has officially launched a new specialist service offering help to new mothers with severe postnatal depression and other complex mental health issues. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Director resigns over 'complete governance breakdown'
A non-executive director at troubled Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has resigned with immediate effect amid a deepening crisis at the trust, including a “complete breakdown of relationships” at board level. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news