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Fifty people each day catching covid in region’s hospitals


The North West region is now seeing around 50 new cases of coronavirus per day that are likely to have been caught in hospital by patients being treated for other conditions.

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Revealed: South East sees ‘striking’ levels of excess deaths at home

2020-10-20T05:08:00+01:00By , Alison Moore

Parts of the South East saw ‘striking’ levels of excess deaths occurring in people’s homes between July and October.

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Exclusive: New surge in Manchester covid patients amid lockdown row


Greater Manchester’s hospitals have seen a new surge in beds occupied by patients with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, HSJ understands.

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East sees biggest percentage rise in covid hospital admissions


Covid’s second wave is expanding into southern regions beyond London, with the East of England seeing the largest increase this week in covid-positive hospial admissions and the second largest rise in covid positive inpatients.

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HSJ podcast: The North reaches boiling point


On the podcast this week, we try to get to the bottom of this week’s political furore in the North West, the confusion that ensued and the impact the continued rise in covid admissions could have on normal NHS work. We also discover quite how long it takes to heat ...

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The Integrator: The mystery of deaths at home may never be solved

2020-10-22T15:06:00+01:00By 5 comments

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.