Dido Harding applies to be NHS England chief
Dido Harding has applied to become NHS England chief executive, it has been confirmed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Independent Reconfiguration Panel will not be abolished by new legislation
The Independent Reconfiguration Panel will not be axed in the government’s health and social care bill, HSJ understands. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust fined £1.5m after patient deaths
A mental health trust has been fined £1.5m following a prosecution by the Heath and Safety Executive over failings related to 11 inpatient deaths. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Outstanding’ rating given to online GP service for the first time
An online GP service has become the first provider of its kind to be rated ‘outstanding’, and has been praised by the Care Quality Commission for its covid-19 response. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Broadening the horizon
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England will demand ‘tougher’ financial savings from September
NHS England will ask health systems to make “tougher” savings in the second half of the financial year, in anticipation of conversations with the Treasury about future funding. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government to consult on making covid vaccine compulsory for NHS staff
Ministers are set to launch a consultation on whether covid vaccinations should be compulsory for NHS staff, according to reports. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England reveals who will sit on ICS boards
NHS England has set out who will be required to be on the NHS board of each integration care system. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England appoints new lead for covid vaccine programme
The surgeon who has managed much of the NHS’ response to covid will take over the vaccine programme, NHS England is announcing today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GMC to investigate doctor involved in high-profile patient death
A doctor involved in the care of a teenager whose death was subject to a mismanaged review process is set to face an investigation by the General Medical Council. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: NHSE tenders for overseas inspiration on covid-19 recovery
NHS England and Improvement have sought inspiration from a handful of countries around the world to help the service’s recovery from the covid-19 pandemic, new documents have revealed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Follow my leader
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ICSs asked for ‘fully staffed’ long covid plans by mid-July
NHS England has asked integrated care systems to develop “fully staffed” long covid treatment plans in the next month, and is providing £70m to enable them to do so. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stevens: My successor must ‘speak out for what is right’
Sir Simon Stevens has advised his successor they should not “be afraid to stand up and speak out for what is right”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New health bill may create ‘bureaucratic nightmare’, ICS leader warns
The senior NHS leader who is representing integrated care systems has warned government and NHS reform proposals risk creating a ‘bureaucratic nightmare’. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regulator warns trust over serious safety concerns
Regulators ordered a trust to take immediate action after it found junior doctors were seeing acute inpatients alone, the year after a psychiatric patient stabbed a doctor at one of the provider’s hospitals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Vaccine slows where covid surges
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Big drop in vaccinations in region hit by new covid surge
The region at the forefront of the current surge of coronavirus has had a dramatic fall in its vaccination rate over the last month. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coroners call for changes to IT systems after two suicides
Coroners have called for urgent changes to be made to GP computer systems to help prevent suicide after two cases where men took their own lives. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS covid and Brexit chief awarded knighthood
The man who was charged with overseeing the NHS’s response to Brexit and then to the coronavirus pandemic has been awarded a knighthood in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust sued for negligence over doctor’s suicide
The widow of a doctor who took his own life following a sexual assault allegation is taking legal action against the trust he worked for and the General Medical Council. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Legal action taken against trust after doctor’s suicide
The widow of a doctor who took his own life following a sexual assault allegation is taking legal action against the trust he worked for and the General Medical Council. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Payback time
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch-up: Data delay, hospital takeover and Hancock rebuttal
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mapped: RTT waiting times
An interactive map of local NHS waits around England in April 2021, showing the pressures, with links to all the details by organisation and specialty. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trusts and ICSs will have until April to develop carbon neutral plans
NHS trusts and integrated care systems will have until April next year to develop plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Treasury sign-off now required for all NHS payoffs
The government has tightened the approval process for special severance payments so that ministerial approval is required for exit packages over £100,000 and Treasury sign off needed for any agreement (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: A tale of two pandemics
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Ward Round: The report the government must not ignore
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 - June 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hancock: ‘no evidence that a shortage of PPE led to anybody dying of covid’
The official estimate of the number of health and social care staff to have died from coronavirus during the pandemic now stands at around 1,500, Matt Hancock told a Parliamentary committee today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hancock: 'no evidence that a shortage of PPE led to anybody dying of covid'
The official estimate of the number of health and social care staff to have died from coronavirus during the pandemic now stands at around 1,500, Matt Hancock told a Parliamentary committee today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hancock: Covid has now killed 1,500 health and social care staff
The official estimate of the number of health and social care staff to have died from coronavirus during the pandemic now stands at around 1,500, Matt Hancock told a Parliamentary committee today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Ward Round: The report the government must not ignore
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 - June 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hancock hits back at Cummings allegations
Matt Hancock today rejected the incendiary allegations made about him by the PM’s former advisor Dominic Cummings, including that the health secretary had lied ‘to everybody on multiple occasions’. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Ward Round: The report the government must not ignore
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 - June 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The trusts with the most patients waiting over 18 months
The trusts with the biggest share of their waiting list at more than 18 months and two years has been revealed for the first time. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More than 50,000 people have waited over 18 months for planned care
There were 64,959 patients on the elective waiting list who have waited over 18 months for procedures as of April – 2,722 of whom have waited over two years, new NHS data reveals today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ethnic minority staff faced regular ‘discrimination and microaggressions’, report reveals
Attempts in a health economy to address inequality experienced by NHS patients and staff from an ethnic minority have had “limited effectiveness”, according to an external review. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Hancock signs up data duo
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hancock brings in top GP to help save controversial ‘data grab’
Matt Hancock has asked a leading GP and the UK’s top statistician to help NHS Digital’s data-sharing programme, which was delayed after backlash from professional bodies and privacy groups. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trusts and GPs told to scrutinise all deaths from next year
Acute trusts must from next April review all deaths in their area which are not referred to coroners, NHS England has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Trust to take over private hospital
A trust is taking over a local independent hospital and intends to keep it for mainly private patients, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust CEO to formally step down for think tank role
The chief executive of an acute trust in the Midlands is set to formally leave the post to work at a health think tank. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust chief leaves to head ICS
The chief executive of a specialist trust in Shropshire is leaving to be the accountable officer for the local integrated care system. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Recovery Watch: The real waiting list problem (clue: it isn’t longest waiters)
Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Urgent’ elective patients waited more than a year
Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Data delayed
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS to ‘retain all documents’ ahead of covid public inquiry
Local NHS organisations have been told they must start preparing for the public inquiry into the covid-19 pandemic. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs told to see all under 5s with respiratory illness amid fears lockdown has increased virus resurgence risk
GPs have been advised to see young children with respiratory illness face-to-face amid concerns they could become seriously ill with a virus suppressed by strict lockdown measures. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New chief executive appointed at ‘outstanding’ trust
An ‘outstanding’ trust has announced it has appointed a new chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news