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‘Total IT failure’ at four hospitals sparks safety concerns


Four hospitals in Greater Manchester are struggling with a near ‘total IT failure’ which has forced staff in all key services to use handwritten lists and notes.

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Majority of ICSs admit purchasing plans still work in progress two months before launch


Most integrated care systems have not appointed a procurement lead despite NHS England directing the new local bodies to have a dedicated director in place by April, an HSJ analysis suggests.

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Exclusive: Every health system to face real-terms funding cut in 2022-23


Every health system has seen their core recurrent funding reduce in real terms in 2022-23, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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New time limit for government to decide on reconfigurations


The government will have a time limit of six months to consider any local reconfiguration proposal it calls in, and will have to publicly justify its interference, under changes ministers have accepted to their Health and Care Bill.

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HSJ podcast: Boris Johnson’s ‘new hospitals’ in jeopardy


“Our project is in jeopardy.” This is the verdict of one trust working on long-needed major hospital redevelopments, which were promised by the government in the run-up to the 2019 general election.

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Recovery Watch: 80pc of the elective challenge


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.