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  • NHSE to overhaul mental health leadership

    • 20 Feb 2024

    NHS England is recruiting its first ever medical director for mental health and neurodiversity, while its national clinical director for mental health has left.

  • Manager and doctor ‘camaraderie’ eroded by strikes, ICBs warn

    • 20 Feb 2024

    “Camaraderie” between NHS managers and senior doctors has been eroded during the past year of medical strikes, a review by several integrated care boards has warned.

  • Trust names ‘inspiration’ former receptionist as CEO

    • 19 Feb 2024

    Homerton Healthcare Foundation Trust has promoted Bas Sadiq, who joined the NHS as an outpatient receptionist 20 years ago, to chief executive.

  • ICS picks permanent CEO

    • 19 Feb 2024

    An integrated care system has appointed a substantive chief executive after her predecessor joined NHS England.

  • ‘40 new hospitals’ chief to step down

    • 19 Feb 2024

    The head of the 40 ‘new hospitals’ programme has announced she will be stepping down.

  • Minister got £8k severance then returned to DHSC weeks later

    • 16 Feb 2024

    A health minister received an £8,000 severance payment before being reappointed to the department seven weeks later, government accounts show.

  • Waiting times focus ‘overshadows misconduct’, finds NHSE review

    • 15 Feb 2024

    Ambulance trusts have often prioritised capacity and response times over dealing with cases of misconduct, a review of culture in the sector for NHS England has found.

  • ‘Failure to act with candour’ over unsafe gas, report finds

    • 14 Feb 2024

    There was an “unacceptable delay” and “failure to act with candour” in how a trust responded to a serious risk from staff nitrous oxide exposure, an independent investigation has found.

  • NHSE ‘seeking resolution’ over suspended medical director

    • 12 Feb 2024

    NHS England is working with a mental health trust in the Midlands to “seek a resolution” after the sudden suspension of its medical director, which prompted two ‘no confidence’ votes in the board.

  • Trust names first new chair in 10 years

    • 12 Feb 2024

    An acute and community trust in one of the country’s most challenged systems has announced a replacement for its long-serving chair, who will leave the organisation in May.

  • Juniors plan latest five-day strike

    • 9 Feb 2024

    Junior doctors have announced a further five full days of strike action this month, while their union has accused the health and social care secretary of refusing to extend their strike mandate to allow pay talks to continue.

  • Struggling provider fails to appoint CEO

    • 7 Feb 2024

    A struggling mental health and community trust has appointed an interim chief executive after a recruitment process failed to secure a new substantive leader.

  • Thousands seek partial retirement in just three months

    • 6 Feb 2024

    More than 3,000 NHS staff have applied for partial retirement in the first three months of the rules on pension claims for staff doing so being changed, new data has revealed.

  • Trusts risk ‘Obama effect’ after diversifying boards

    • 6 Feb 2024

    NHS organisations risk an “Obama” effect by improving Black, Asian and minority ethnic representation at top levels without tackling race discrimination affecting the rest of their staff, the authors of a new study have claimed.

  • CEO leaves trust criticised over suicide review

    • 2 Feb 2024

    The chief executive of a trust recently pressured into commissioning an external review of dozens of suicides is leaving after under two years in post.

  • Revealed: 300,000 more NHS staff missing out on flu jab

    • 2 Feb 2024

    Some 300,000 fewer frontline NHS staff had the winter flu vaccine last year than in 2019 and 2020, with huge variation in uptake among trusts, HSJ analysis shows.

  • NHSE makes three senior hires

    • 1 Feb 2024

    NHS England has hired three new senior directors to its estates and facilities team.

  • Trust loses national emergency contract after 13 years

    • 31 Jan 2024

    A key part of the NHS’s national emergency response system has been handed to a new trust to run for the next five years.

  • NHSE imposes ‘return to office’ policy

    • 29 Jan 2024

    Full-time NHS England staff will be required to work at least two days in the office from April, it has told them, despite union concerns.

  • Trusts fail to appoint group CEO

    • 26 Jan 2024

    Two acute trusts in the Midlands have failed to fill their group CEO role despite interviewing 12 applicants, HSJ has learned.