Daily Insight: Bereaved and aggrieved
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Calls for GPs to ‘get back to being GPs’ as other vaccine centres ‘empty’
Senior figures running the covid vaccine programme locally are calling for more flexibility, and for a big shift away from GP-run sites in the next phase. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch-up: Clifford Mann mourned, patients placated and staff disgruntled
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt’s safety programme has stalled, say bereaved families
Bereaved families have been left feeling like their efforts to improve patient safety have been ‘in vain’ as progress of a government programme instigated by Jeremy Hunt appears to have ‘stalled’. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Fair comment or out of line?
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Staff covid vaccine uptake much lower in London
A much lower share of “frontline” NHS trust staff in London have had a first dose of the covid vaccine than in other regions, according to new NHS England estimates. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Minority ethnic candidate chances of recruitment in NHS fall back, finds NHSE
The likelihood of minority ethnic candidates being appointed from NHS shortlists compared to white applicants is at its lowest rate so far recorded, while other key race equality indicators have “not improved over time”, according to NHS England’s latest annual evaluation of progress. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Integrator: The white paper fallout begins
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by senior correspondent, Sharon Brennan. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS partners with Virgin to bag £440m contract
An alliance comprising private firm Virgin and local NHS providers has bagged a £440m contract for community services currently run by a social enterprise. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chair of scandal-hit trust announces departure
The chair of a trust at the centre of an “unprecendented” financial collapse will step down in April. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Still a third more patients in critical care than last winter
The number of critical care patients in England is still significantly more than was seen last year, despite occupancy coming down across the country, HSJ analysis shows. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Updated: CEO’s email ‘contributed to low morale’ at covid-hit A&E
Staff at a hard-pressed accident and emergency department were left feeling demoralised and unsupported by the actions of the senior leadership team, the Care Quality Commission has found. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Updated: CEO’s email ‘contributed to low morale’ at covid-hit A&E, says CQC
Staff at a hard-pressed accident and emergency department were left feeling demoralised and unsupported by the actions of the senior leadership team, the Care Quality Commission has found. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Unmuzzling the watchdog
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Two in five NHS staff feel anxious, NHS England reports
Around 40 per cent of NHS staff reported feeling anxious during the recent coronavirus surge, but results were 10 percentage points worse for minority ethnic workers, according to NHS England’s surveys. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Forty per cent of NHS staff feel anxious, NHS England reports
Around 40 per cent of NHS staff reported feeling anxious during the recent coronavirus surge, but results were 10 percentage points worse for minority ethnic workers, according to NHS England’s surveys. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

All people on learning disability register to be prioritised for covid vaccine
All people on the learning disability register will be prioritised for a covid-19 vaccination, following advice from the joint committee of vaccination and immunisation. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: New call for NHS to take public health budgets back from councils
The NHS should be handed back the commissioning of clinical public health services currently dealt with by local authorities, it has been argued today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Watchdog forced to hand over NHS staff names in safety failure cases
A national safety watchdog has been forced to release almost 100 pieces of evidence, including from NHS staff, after being ordered to by courts. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Not a good look
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Rapid’ assessment launched to help NHS organisations pick new tech
NHSX has launched a “simpler and faster” technology assessment process to help healthcare providers pick digital tools that meet NHS standards. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Covid admissions falling faster among older people, likely due to vaccine
The coronavirus vaccine appears to be having a significant impact on hospitalisations among the elderly, nearly three months into the vaccination campaign, according to analysis of NHS data. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid hospital patients, but not new admissions, falling much faster than last spring
The number of covid positive hospital patients in England is falling much faster than in the spring, but not due to a quicker drop in new admissions, HSJ analysis shows. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Key NHS long-term plan target to be missed ‘due to covid’
The NHS is set to miss a major national target to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements within mental health by the end of March, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tribunal ‘astonished’ by trust’s handling of legitimate race discrimination concerns
A children’s nurse who raised legitimate concerns over racial discrimination at a major London trust was suspended and victimised by her managers for doing so, an employment tribunal has ruled. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government’s pick for national data guardian revealed
The government has announced its ‘preferred’ candidate for national data guardian following the death of Dame Fiona Caldicott. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PropCo sues GPs in landmark legal battle
A government-owned NHS estates company is counter-suing five GP practices for £1.3m in a case that could indirectly affect more than 800 GPs. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Patients lose patience
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 23, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Sharp drop in patient goodwill towards NHS since autumn
Patient positivity about NHS hospital services suffered a sharp drop during the autumn, and satisfaction with access is now well below pre-pandemic levels, according to analysis exclusively shared with HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Housebound people being missed for vaccination, NHS warned
People who need to receive their covid vaccinations at home are missing out because their eligibility is not being recognised by GPs, experts have warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tributes paid to ‘exceptional’ national A&E leader ‘who will be remembered forever’
NHS leaders and former colleagues have paid emotional tributes to Clifford Mann, the national clinical adviser for accident and emergency care, who passed away on Saturday. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tributes paid to ‘exceptional’ national A&E leader ’who will be remembered forever’
NHS leaders and former colleagues have paid emotional tributes to Clifford Mann, the national clinical adviser for accident and emergency care, who passed away on Saturday. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Staff seeking second vaccination early threatened with ‘regulatory action’
Staff at one of England’s largest hospital trusts have been threatened with disciplinary and regulatory action if they attempt to get their second covid-19 vaccine dose early, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Staff seeking second vaccination early threatened with 'regulatory action'
Staff at one of England’s largest hospital trusts have been threatened with disciplinary and regulatory action if they attempt to get their second covid-19 vaccine dose early, HSJ has learned (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High covid vaccine uptake in nearly all CCGs
There has been very high uptake of the covid vaccine among those aged 70 and over in nearly all parts of England, new figures from NHS England suggest. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch-up: Transforming NHSX, CAMHS beds crisis, and 45 days of holiday
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Retrograde’ white paper rule will spark ‘18 months of arguments over ICS boundaries’
The shape of nearly 20 integrated care systems is up for debate under government reform plans, which one councillor has called a “retrograde step” that will lead to “18 months of arguments on where the red line is drawn”, it has emerged. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Schoolboy error?
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regulator steps in after staff claim trust ignored concerns
Staff at a Midlands hospital trust told regulators they had repeatedly raised safety concerns internally without action being taken. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Retirees, long journeys and more day cases will aid elective return, say doctors
Hospitals may take until the summer to begin carrying out ‘normal’ levels of planned surgery and this is likely to require some patients being transferred to areas with greater capacity, doctors have said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust investigating its new chief exec’s qualifications
A review has been launched into the qualifications of the incoming chief executive of a mental health trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ex-Confed chief to lead scandal-hit trust
The former chief executive of the NHS Confederation has been appointed chair of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Ward Round: What the NHS reforms mean for the workforce
Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: When the funding stops flowing
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ten ICUs where ‘super surge’ occupancy remains stubbornly high
Critical care occupancy remains stubbornly high at 10 trusts which still have around double the number of patients they had capacity for last winter, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Funding ‘cliff-edge’ threatens to ‘distress’ families and hamper NHS recovery
Government plans to cut off funding for hospital discharge at the end of March will slow down the NHS recovery of planned care, and threatens ‘’distress’ for families asked to quickly take over patients’ care. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Life is short but the pay is great
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Flu vaccine uptake lags last year at 43 trusts
More than 40 provider trusts have seen lower flu vaccine uptake so far in 2020-21 than in 2019-20, often citing covid and covid vaccination as a reason, despite a national push. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Second batch of trusts to receive Hancock’s cash for tech improvements
At least 20 trusts will receive extra funding to improve their digital maturity in 2021 under one of Matt Hancock’s highest-profile programmes to modernise NHS trusts. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital put into special measures after young patients appeared ‘over sedated’
An independent mental health hospital has been placed into special measures after young people ‘appeared to be over sedated’ during an inspection. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news