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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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London's private income growth covers decline across other trusts

Growth in private income at a small number of London trusts offset a decline across the rest of England last year, HSJ analysis has found.

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NHS finance directors pressured to act 'unethically'

NHS finance directors and their teams are being put under pressure to act “unethically” in their reporting, senior figures at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy have said.

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Major reconfiguration could be referred to Hancock

A major reconfiguration of services faces referral to the health and social care secretary by a local council, putting £118m of transformation funding at risk.

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Six trusts named as 'outliers' in lung cancer audit

A hospital trust is considering hiring more nurse specialists after being flagged as an outlier for lung cancer treatment.

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Major reconfiguration given green light by commissioners

Mid and South Essex commissioners have approved a controversial acute reorganisation, which will involve major changes to where and how emergency, specialist and elective services across the patch.

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Success regime records huge delayed discharges cut

Mid and South Essex sustainability and transformation partnership, a success regime area which covers one of England’s most pressured health economies, cut its delayed discharges by two thirds in a year, its chair has revealed.

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NHS England regional chief to lead hospital trust

A senior NHS England regional director is to lead Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Concerns raised over stroke reconfiguration transfer plans

Senior clinicians and local campaigners have raised safety concerns over plans for a major reconfiguration of stroke services in Essex.

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Trusts reveal plans to centralise services after GIRFT review

Trusts have begun taking steps to centralise vascular surgery following an NHS Improvement clinical review, HSJ can reveal.

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Controversial ‘CareBnB’ firm returns to launch new trial

The company developing a controversial “Airbnb for social care” model allowing homeowners to rent spare rooms to recuperating hospital patients is bidding to launch a new trial in Cambridge.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Following the Money: Treasury risks repeating PFI mistakes

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

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Hospital group trusts see deficit forecasts slide by £36m

One of the trusts in the Essex hospital group has seen a dramatic slide in its financial position and a series of incidents in its maternity services.

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Shocking deterioration in RTT waiting times

Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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Analysis: The areas struggling most with cancer targets

Cancer patients in three counties are at greater risk of death than elsewhere in the country because of slow referrals and late diagnosis, official data reveals.