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02 Jul 2020

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – a story of improvement

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Richard Mitchell shares his insights on how the trust made sustained changes to dramatically improve their CQC rating.

Richard MitchellRichard Mitchell
Blog
30 Jun 2020

NHS recovery position: a tough but clear sighted prognosis

Chris Hopson explores survey findings of trust leaders on the impact of COVID-19 on resuming all NHS services.

Chris HopsonChris Hopson
Blog
26 Jun 2020

The 'new normal' for NHS finances after the COVID-19 pandemic

NHS Providers policy officer Patrick Garratt discusses the 'new normal' of NHS finances as the health service enters the second phase of the coronavirus pandemic.

Patrick GarrattPatrick Garratt
Blog
11 Jun 2020

Supporting our governors in a time of pandemic

Norbert Lieckfeldt discusses how East London Foundation Trust supported their governors during the pandemic.

Norbert LieckfeldtNorbert Lieckfeldt
Blog
04 Jun 2020

Why supporting staff during the pandemic is so important

Heather Lawrence OBE, chair of London Ambulance Service, reflects on how important it is to support staff during these unprecedented times.

Heather Lawrence OBEHeather Lawrence OBE
Blog
04 Jun 2020

Stop playing the blame game on COVID deaths

Saffron Cordery discusses the high number of COVID-related deaths in social care settings and highlights the need to avoid blaming NHS trusts.

Saffron CorderySaffron Cordery
Blog
03 Jun 2020

Mental health trusts have achieved a great deal, but they need support now to navigate the next phase of their response to COVID-19

Ella Fuller, NHS Providers policy advisor, highlights the demands mental health trusts are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and the support they need for the next phase of the pandemic.

Ella FullerElla Fuller
Blog
28 May 2020

How governors can make a real difference despite the challenges they face

Jenny Cobley, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust public governor, writes how governors can make a real difference despite challenges.

Jenny CobleyJenny Cobley
Blog
19 May 2020

Discharges into care homes: a complex, nuanced picture

Saffron Cordery unpicks the political and media spotlight on care homes during the coronavirus pandemic and the social care crisis in place long before COVID-19.

Saffron CorderySaffron Cordery
Blog
14 May 2020

We must have an honest debate about priorities to resume routine NHS services

Saffron Cordery discusses the long and complicated process of restarting routine care while also managing the ongoing pandemic.

Saffron CorderySaffron Cordery
Blog
11 May 2020

Community services will not bow as bigger surge bites

Andrew Ridley looks at the challenges, preparation and recovery phases as the NHS starts planning beyond the initial peak of the outbreak and for the second phase of Covid-19 response.

Andrew RidleyAndrew Ridley
Blog
06 May 2020

We need an updated testing strategy

Chris Hopson, NHS Providers chief executive, writes why we need an updated testing strategy for COVID-19.

Chris HopsonChris Hopson
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