Kettering exits special measures but has room to improve on nursing
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been told it still needs to improve some aspects of basic nursing care, having just been removed from “special measures”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Gloucestershire Hospitals to Deliver EPR with Allscripts
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is moving to a 'clinical wrap' strategy to deliver an electronic patient record (EPR) and achieve the highest levels of digital maturity within five-years. The trust, which delivers a wide range of hospital services from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Cheltenham General Hospital and Stroud Maternity Hospital, will implement Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care integrating with the existing patient administration system. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Allscripts Business and Industry Source Type: news

Bradford hospital workers balloted over strike action to fight ‘backdoor privatisation’
Staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will vote on whether to take industrial action after the announcement of the privatisation of some of its services. The UNISON ballot opens today (Monday) and comes after the Trust said hospital staff, including porters and domestic assistants, will be outsourced to a separate company to cut costs by exploiting a tax loophole. The transfer will strip them of the protections they have as NHS employees and is a form of backdoor privatisation, says UNISON. Although the new company will be owned by the Trust, UNISON believes outsourcing to subsidiary companies will have negative c...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release ballot Bradford NHS NHS improvement Sara Gorton wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Ward sees dramatic drop in falls after introducing ‘safety huddles’
A ward at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has seen inpatients falls drop by 70% since it introduced “safety huddles” almost 12 months ago. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust selects Allscripts Sunrise ™ to Continue its Digital Journey
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has selected Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) Sunrise™ as its electronic health record (EHR), in a move that will help the Trust further strengthen its patient centric digital strategy and solidifies the company's position in the South West of England. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Allscripts Business and Industry Source Type: news

The 11 NHS trusts with excess deaths across England
NHS Digital collected figures from all 130 hospital trusts last year. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been on the worst offending list every year since 2011. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chief nurse helps mental health trust achieve 'outstanding' rating
Nursing staff and leaders at Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust have been praised for their care and dedication after the trust became one of only a handful of mental health providers to achieve the top inspection rating. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Largest study of sickness in pregnancy launches
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) Women with severe sickness during pregnancy are being invited to join the largest study of the condition in Europe, led by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liquid biopsy could identify cancer patients at risk of metastatic disease
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) Analyzing fragments of DNA that are shed by tumors into the bloodstream, could indicate early on whether patients are at risk of their cancer spreading, according to new research presented today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The collaborative approach turning things around
Tara Kearney, director of integration for Salford Care Organisation, talks about setting up and working in a whole-system collaborative, and its impact on Salford Royal Foundation Trust and the people in her community Related items fromOnMedica NHS technology revolution is stuck 'in a state of paralysis' Partnership best model for delivering what GPs and patients want The Partnership Review: LLPs - Panacea or Placebo? Joined-up care in action Collaboration 2.0: Moving towards true person-centred care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hospital foundation trust to take over three practices
An NHS foundation trust in Birmingham has taken over two practices and will soon run another from June.  Great Bridge Health Centre and Lyndon Health Centre are now run by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, in conjunction with Your Health Partnership, which runs more than 50 surgeries in the Midlands and Shropshire.  The takeover, which took place on 1 May, came after the previous private provider, Malling Health, chose not to rebid for the APMS contract according to the Local Medical Committee (LMC). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 13, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Pay rise victory for privatised NHS workers
Catering workers at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have won their pay battle after two days of strike action, says UNISON. Their employer Sodexo had previously refused to give its workers the same pay rise as the one agreed last year for health staff directly employed by the NHS. But after two days of industrial action, which began on Wednesday and had been due to continue throughout this month, Sodexo has reached an agreement to pay the NHS pay deal in full. Around 70 staff, predominantly women, were transferred from the trust to the private company in January 2017, a move which cost ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 3, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health pay NHS NHS Agenda for Change Source Type: news

'Outstanding' trust blocks GP referrals to under pressure service
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust has stopped all new referrals to one of its paediatric specialities due to capacity problems, local GPs have been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Experienced chair moves to special measures trust
Inadequate-rated Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed an experienced chair (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Derby Starts Drive for Safer and more Informed Electronic Prescribing for Hospital Patients
DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) is collaborating with Royal Derby Hospital, part of the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, on an initiative that will better alert doctors to genuine prescribing dangers, electronically link patient information and best practice to prescribing decisions, and improve patient safety whilst reducing pressure on staff. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

NHS trust expands use of robot technology for medicine dispensing
The trial was initially launched at the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust last year.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Second exec departure at struggling acute trust
A second executive at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is set to stand down, HSJ has learned, following news the chief executive will be leaving. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cash-strapped trust made £10m sale to subsidiary company
A prominent foundation trust recorded nearly £10m in income by selling scanning equipment to a company it owns, which in turn had borrowed the money from the NHS parent organisation, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

English trust halts referrals from Wales except in emergencies
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust has announced that “for the time being” it will be unable to book new routine elective care appointments for patients living in Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Government must pay up to end growing NHS pay divide, says UNISON
The government must find the money to ensure tens of thousands of low-paid cleaners, porters, security guards and catering staff working for private contractors in hospitals across England receive the same pay rise as colleagues employed by the NHS, says UNISON today (Sunday). The lowest paid workers in the NHS were given a £2,000 pay rise last year, as part of a three-year deal negotiated by health unions. But the overwhelming majority of health staff employed on private contracts have not received a penny, says UNISON. Many outsourced staff haven’t had a wage rise in years and the growing pay divide is affect...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 7, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Alison Charlton Tags: News Press release health care Source Type: news

New chief nurse for community and mental health trust
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has announced that it has appointed a new chief nurse. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS threatens to sue one of its OWN trusts for libel
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was reportedly sent a letter warning that if it publicly criticised a privatisation decision it could be taken to court by NHS England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk of cancer from drinking one bottle of wine is the equivalent of smoking 10 CIGARETTES
In the first study of its kind, academics at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust managed to compare the known dangers of smoking to that of drinking too much. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS workforce disability equality standard technical guidance
NHS England has published technical guidance to the workforce disability equality standard that will apply to all NHS trusts and foundation trusts from April 1 2019. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New chief nurse appointed by hospital trust in West Sussex
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has revealed that it has appointed a new chief nurse, which signals the end of a leadership agreement with a neighbouring organisation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

East Anglian mental health trust appoints nurse as chief executive
Professor Jonathan Warren has been appointed as the new chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Special measures trust appoints new chief
Inadequate-rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive following the departure of Antek Lejk earlier this month. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust highlights drive to discharge many more patients in morning
Over the past year an improvement project has seen an increase of over 1,000 more patients being discharged in the morning from 14 wards at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Beleaguered trust’s chief steps down after less than a year
The chief executive of inadequate-rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is stepping down after less than a year in charge, the trust has announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Clinical Nurse Specialist- Endocrinology
Vacancies for Band 7 Senior Clinical Nurse Specialists in Endocrinology (QEHB and HGS) at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.Salary:£33,222-£43,041Interview date expected to be10 April 2019Two exciting opportunities have arisen for individuals to contribute towards the provision of excellent patient care within our Endocrinology and Diabetes Service. We are looking to appointment two Senior Clinical Nurse Specialists in Endocrinology. One post will be for our Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital site (HGS) and the other for our Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham(QEHB) ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nearly two thirds of NHS hospitals are breaching strict time targets for patients
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust was the worst offender, with 26.1 per cent of its patients enduring waits of at least 18 weeks for planned treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top FT loses 'outstanding' badge four years after merger
Frimley Health Foundation Trust has been rated as “good” by the Care Quality Commission, a downgrade from the “outstanding” given to its predecessor organisation Frimley Park Hospital FT. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Review clears trust leaders of 'bullying and harassment'
Allegations of bullying and harassment against senior leaders at the Dudley Group Foundation Trust have not been substantiated by an independent review. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diabetes and endocrinology consultant at The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint a diabetes and endocrinology consultant. Applicants will be considered for a full time NHS post or a post that would be split with the University of Exeter, the academic sessions set according to the academic record of the applicant.They are looking for a consultant with skills in general diabetes and endocrinology and a specialist interest in antenatal, pump and the diabetes foot. In addition clinics will be in diabetes, thyroid and general endocrinology and virtual clinics in the community.Deadline for applications is 22 March. Find ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Top trust appoints chief after year-long search
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive after a year-long search. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regulators propose curbs on foundation trusts' freedoms
National leaders have proposed significant curbs on the freedom of foundation trusts, including the ability to enforce mergers and subjecting them to controls on capital spending. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS publishes latest NHS staff survey results
NHS England has published the 2018 staff survey of NHS trusts and foundation trusts which shows that more than seven in ten staff would recommend their organisation to their family and friends for treatment, a proportion that has increased every year for the past four years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nottinghamshire ICS appoints medical director
The deputy chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has been appointed as medical director of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust in land sale deal with city university
A foundation trust has sold one of its former hospital sites to the local university, which plans to use it for a centre of research into elderly care, along with housing and business units. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dorset trust provides case study on staff engagement
NHS Employers has published a case study on how Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust has worked to improve its NHS staff survey results through a range of staff engagement actions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New chief executive for hospital group
The Royal Free London Foundation Trust has appointed a new group chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

' When a child dies'; the development of a collaborative education programme to enhance care and support
Nurse leaders within the Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC) at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) developed an education programme in collaboration with Bereavement, Chaplaincy, Mortuary and Palliative Care services. This aided staff in developing their skills in caring for a dying child and supporting families through this critical time. The programme aims to improve the quality of care provided to families and ensure signposting to further services to meet their needs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust offering new CEO at least £62,500 less than predecessor
A foundation trust is proposing to pay its new chief executive at least £62,500 less than its previous CEO following discussions with NHS Improvement. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More than just a job
Dr Rick Fraser, chief medical officer at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, describes the far-reaching benefits of what is not just a job Related items fromOnMedica Report unveils major shake up of women's mental health care Mental health nurses set to become first responders Long-term plan 'must put primary care at heart of mental healthcare' Poor provision on mental health is failing young people Mental health: vital next steps on the path to parity (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Shared chair for two of England's largest trusts
Two of England’s largest foundation trusts are to share a chair, it has been revealed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Workforce Disability Equality Standard
This document relates to the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) which comes into force on 1 April 2019 within NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts: The document provides details about the 10 WDES metrics, which cover such areas as the Board, recruitment, bullying and harassment, engagement and the voices of Disabled staff. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pilot surgery service to close treatment gap
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust could become one of the first hospitals to offer thrombectomies for stroke patients outside a neuroscience centre as part of a six-month pilot. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leading chair appointed to special measures trust
The chair of an outstanding trust has been appointed to lead Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, which is in special measures. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smartphone technology will use AI to help arthritis patients manage their flare-ups
(University of Bath) A partnership between the healthtech company Living With, the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH), and the University of Bath is developing an app that allows arthritis patients track their symptoms and predict flare-ups in the comfort of their own homes. The app will use thermal imaging and AI to monitor symptoms and will optimize treatment plans to avoid unnecessary medical appointments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teenager with brain tumour to undergo proton beam therapy
The boy will be treated at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, the UK ’s first dedicated centreA 15-year-old with a rare brain tumour is to undergo pioneering proton beam therapy at the UK ’s first dedicated treatment centre.Mason Kettley, from Angmering in West Sussex, will receive the highly targeted therapy, which helps shrink tumours and cuts the risk of side-effects.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Health Science NHS Cancer Cancer research Medical research Society Source Type: news