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Exclusive: Foundation trust relied on Lloyds Bank loan to pay staff
A London foundation trust was relying on a working capital facility from Lloyds Bank to pay staff each month, documents released to HSJ reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust turns to India and Philippines due to downturn in EU nurses
Oxfordshire University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting nurses from India and the Philippines in the light of a “marked reduction” in European Union staff coming to work in the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Long awaited children's service switch back in the pipeline
A long awaited move of overnight care for children with burns from Queen Victoria Hospital Foundation Trust in East Grinstead to Brighton is back on the cards. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

EBR Systems pulls in $50m for wireless pacer
EBR Systems said yesterday that it raised $50 million to back a clinical trial for the wireless cardiac pacemaker it’s developing after winning CE Mark approval for a second-generation wireless transmitter. EBR’s device, which it calls wireless stimulation endocardially or Wise, uses a subcutaneous generator to wirelessly deliver ultrasound energy to a “pellet” implanted in the right ventricle, which it uses to synchronize the left and right ventricles. The system is designed to eliminate the need for a left ventricular lead by allowing the operating physician to place the stimulation “pe...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Funding Roundup Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Cardiac Rhythm Management EBR Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Red2Green: making a difference to our patients
NHS Improvement has published details of measures Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is using to reduce delays for patients. A video has been produced which explains the processes put in place across the Trust to speed up patient discharge and illustrate how these changes have been successfully implemented. The main focus is Red2Green, but it also talks about the reasons why these measures have been brought in, with particular reference to the fact that 10 days in bed equates to 10 years'worth of muscle wastage in patients over the age of 80. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman drinks three cups of liquorice tea every day
Doctors at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said the woman was consuming 'at least nine times above the safe limit' of glycyrrhizin - a compound found in liquorice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:KCMC Competes for Health Service Journal Award
[Daily News] THE Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust of the UK have been working in partnership for over fifteen years, training over 4,000 Tanzanians in a variety of healthcare professions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trust agrees patient data deal with DeepMind
Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust is set to roll out an app developed by artificial intelligence firm DeepMind, after signing a five year contract with the Google owned company. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Clarity over associates needed ‘to avoid disguising workforce shortages’
“Absolute clarity” about what nursing associates are trained to do and the level of supervision they require will be key to ensuring those in the new role are not used to conceal workforce shortfalls, the chair of the inquiry into the former Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has said. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Second director leaves struggling teaching trust in seven days
The chief operating officer of a King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust has left the struggling provider, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: NHS England appoints new medical director
Professor Steve Powis, the current medical director of the Royal Free Foundation Trust, has been appointed to replace Sir Bruce Keogh at NHS England, HSJ understands. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Baxter touts minimal albumin loss in Theranova HDx therapy studies
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) today released data from a study of expanded hemodialysis using its Theranova dialyzer, touting that the device was shown to successfully remove mid-sized uremic toxins from the body with minimal albumin loss. Results from the study were presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s annual Kidney Week Congress, the company said. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company’s Theranova dialyzer is designed to extend the range of molecules that it filters from the blood, which the company claims “more closely mimics the natural kidney.” The expanded hemodialysis therapy works on standa...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Baxter Source Type: news

Revealed: FT redundancy pay outs fall by more than a quarter
The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Essex hospital trust improved enough to leave ‘special measures’
Healthcare regulators have decided that Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has improved sufficiently that it can now exit the “special measures” regime for struggling providers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 2, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS England director to take over at special measures trust
An NHS England director has been appointed as the new chief executive of Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sepsis deaths certain regions 55% higher than expected
EXCLUSIVE: Sepsis death rates at  Tameside and Glossop NHS Foundation Trust are 55 per cent higher than expected, according to predictions by Professor Sir Brian Jarman. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New director of nursing starts at Greater Manchester trust
Alison Lynch has taken up the post of director of nursing at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Stepping Hill Hospital as well as local community health services. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS plans to offer homeowners £1,000 a month scrapped
Southend Hospital University Foundation Trust had previously been onboard with the scheme, devised by CareRooms - a start-up company. But it has since scrapped the proposed plans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Struggling mental health trust appoints interim nursing director
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has announced that it has appointed Dawn Collins as its interim director of nursing, quality and patient safety. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Struggling teaching hospital buddied with best performing A&E
University Hospitals of Leicester Trust has been buddied with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust as it looks to “rapidly redesign” its emergency care service. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurse-led project helps women with epilepsy plan pregnancy
Nurses at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust have helped devise a short animation designed to aid women with epilepsy plan and prepare for pregnancy. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing director steps down in wake of ‘inadequate’ CQC rating
The most senior nurse at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and another board member have resigned, following a highly critical inspection report from the Care Quality Commission. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Southern Health prosecuted for third time
A third prosecution will be brought against Southern Health Foundation Trust after a patient was found dead in a hospital in Southampton five years ago. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exeter hospital porters appeal for support
Hospital porters in Exeter are gearing up for strike action this weekend over management attempts to move them onto 12-hour shifts – and asking for support from colleagues across the union. The porters at the Royal Devon and Exeter foundation trust are among some of the lowest-paid staff in the NHS, but 96% of them voted for industrial action, with a 24-hour strike due to start at 6am on Friday 20 October and an 8-hour follow-up strike from 10pm on Sunday 22 October. UNISON South West has also launched a Respect Our Porters campaign to support the workers concerned, who have been invited to meet their local MP Ben Br...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News ancillary and maintenance health care NHS Respect our Porters unison south west Source Type: news

Specialist Nurse at the Gender Identity Clinic, Hammersmith, London
Band 6 Specialist Nurse Salary:£31,878 to£42,046 per annum (pro rata)Contract: Permanent.  Full time/ part time / hours negotiableTavistock& Portman NHS Foundation Trust currently host the largest adult Gender Identity service in the UK (in Europe) which cares for over 6000 patients from 18 to end of life. The Specialist Nurse plays a vital role together with the Consultant Endocrinologist in monitoring and managing the physical and endocrine needs of the caseload of patients under the care of the Gender Identity Clinic. This work is pivotal in ensuring that hormone regimes are...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Gender Identity Clinic, Hammersmith
Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist Salary: £38,035 to£48,256 inc. HCAS per annum (pro rata)Contract: Permanent.  Full time/ part time / hours negotiableTavistock& Portman NHS Foundation Trust currently host the largest adult Gender Identity service in the UK (in Europe) which cares for over 6000 patients from 18 to end of life. The Clinical Nurse Specialist and Specialist Nurse together will play a vital role together with our Consultant Endocrinologist in monitoring and managing the physical and endocrine needs of the caseload of patients under the car...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Specialist nurses warn of rise in infants being scalded at home
Burns specialist nurses at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have seen an increase in the number of children being admitted with preventable scalds from accidents around the home. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

E-cigarettes are being adapted to smoke illegal drugs
39% of e-cig users use them to take illegal drugs or former 'legal highs', found a study by London's Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Experts say too little is known about the risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychiatrists blame cuts for failings at troubled mental health trust
They say Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has not invested in staff and support Related items fromOnMedica CQC puts mental health trust back in special measures Mental health services commissioning ‘in crisis’ Children and teens let down by mental health inpatient services in England Half of CCGs to cut mental health ’s budget share Mental health patients 'stranded' due to bed cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust re-enters special measures after less than a year
Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has been placed back in quality special measures, less than a year after it exited them, after a new inspection found the number of serious incidents “remained high”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CQC puts mental health trust back in special measures
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust again rated inadequate overall in CQC inspection Related items fromOnMedica Bupa has betrayed care home residents, says CQC CQC praises GPs under ‘very real pressures’ as it rates 90% good CQC says safety in quarter of care homes is unacceptable Spending on public mental health is ‘negligible’ What makes an outstanding mental health trust? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

School nurses call for road safety to be higher priority
School nurses from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are urging parents and teachers to make road safety a top priority. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS hospital cancels operation until review is completed
Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust said it had cancelled all upcoming spinal surgery, affecting 240 people, while the investigation takes place. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic, Oxford Announce Transatlantic Partnership for Medical Research, Education and Healthcare
ROCHESTER, Minn.???Mayo Clinic, the University of Oxford, and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have signed?an agreement to work together, driving advances in medical research and patient care. This agreement will underpin collaboration in all areas of innovation. Mayo Clinic and Oxford will bring together their respective expertise to improve patient care, make scientific?discoveries and [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - October 3, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

EHI Awards Recognise Global Digital Exemplars
Four NHS foundation trusts are in the running for a new award to recognise the best global digital exemplar of the year. Cambridge University Hospitals, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, Oxford University Hospitals, and Royal Berkshire NHS foundation trusts have been shortlisted in the new category of the EHI Awards 2017. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

FT appoints former trust chief executive as chair
A former trust chief executive with more than 20 years’ NHS leadership experience has been appointed chair of a foundation trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Significant’ nurse recruitment boost for mental health trust
A total of 14 newly-qualified mental health nurses have started work at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, helping it reduce reliance on agency staff. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Previously blocked trust merger could be complete in a year
A long awaited merger between two foundation trusts in a leading accountable care system could be completed within a year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Trust pursuing foreign government in court over unpaid debt
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust is taking legal action against the Libyan government over unpaid debt, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

First two trusts meet milestone of all electronic NHS referrals
Two hospital trusts and their referring GP practices have become the first in the country to adopt a digital process for booking patient hospital appointments. Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and County Durham& Darlington NHS Foundation Trust are now processing all of their hospital referral appointments electronically via the NHS e-Referral Service. Patients are also able to change or cancel their appointments through the system with analysis showing that use of electronic referrals has halved the rate of patients missing appointments from 10% to 5%. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS efficiency map
This latest update includes a case study from Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust's Save 7 programme. This aims to give all staff the chance to be involved in innovative change projects that simultaneously deliver financial savings, cultural change and service improvement (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do clinicians receive adequate training to identify trafficked persons? A scoping review of NHS Foundation Trusts - Thompson CD, Mahay A, Stuckler D, Steele S.
OBJECTIVE: We investigate whether physicians in secondary care in the English NHS receive adequate training to recognise and appropriately refer for services those persons suspected to be victims of human trafficking. DESIGN: Freedom of Information... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Owlstone Medical and UK ’s NHS Study Whether Breath Contains Useful Biomarkers That Could Be Used in Medical Laboratory Tests for Multiple Cancers
Owlstone Medical’s breath biopsy platform takes aim at breath biomarkers for an earlier diagnosis of cancer; could it supplant tissue biopsies sent to pathology labs? For many years, medical laboratory scientists and pathologists have known that human breath contains molecules and substances that have the potential to be used as biomarkers for detecting different diseases […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 18, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Testing Uncategorized Addenbrooke’s Hospital Aviva Ventures Billy Boyle Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre cl Source Type: news

Trust giving out ‘wallets full of vital pregnancy information’
Pregnant women in South Yorkshire are being given a wallet full of “vital tips and information” by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, due to work with local charities. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

London trust creates new Nightingale title for nurses
Guy ’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust this week celebrated the launch of its Nightingale Nurse Award, a new professional award designed to recognise its most outstanding nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Hospital seeks 'joyful' merger with teaching trust
Bedford Hospital Trust is seeking a formal merger with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust, HSJ has learnt. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Care assistant charged with defrauding Southern Health
A care assistant who worked at a unit where a teenager drowned in a bath is to appear in court tomorrow charged with defrauding Southern Health Foundation Trust of more than £250,000. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Southern Health may lose community services as CCGs prepare to procure
Southern Health Foundation Trust has confirmed it is considering divesting itself of its community services provision – which accounts for a third of its turnover – ahead of a procurement for a new integrated model of care. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust trying to tempt ex nurses back with £500 bonus
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is offering former mental health nurses a £500 bonus if they complete a free training course and come back to the profession. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tribute paid to Birmingham trust's well-respected chief nurse
Colleagues at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust have paid tribute to their “incredible” chief nurse Philip Norman, who died suddenly this week. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news