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Revealed: The winners and losers of government's £2.9bn capital pot

Two out of three requests from NHS trusts for capital investment have so far been rejected under the government’s new funding regime, analysis by HSJ suggests.

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Trust spot purchasing beds after ending deal with 'inadequate' home

An NHS trust has been forced to spot purchase beds after it pulled out of a contract with a care home ahead of criticism from the Care Quality Commission.

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Children's services rated 'inadequate' after staff raise concerns

Children’s and young people’s services at a major acute trust have been rated “inadequate” after concerns from staff prompted the Care Quality Commission to carry out an unannounced inspection.

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Regional stroke plans given the green light

Controversial plans to create three hyperacute stroke units in Kent and Medway have been approved, but could still face a judicial review.

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Former union boss made interim hospital chair

A former union boss has been appointed interim chair of a London district general hospital.

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Health staff could be asked to sleep at work after Brexit

NHS staff in the south east of England could be asked to sleep at their workplace if travel is disrupted because of Brexit, under plans being drawn up by one trust.

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Pilot surgery service to close treatment gap

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust could become one of the first hospitals to offer thrombectomies for stroke patients outside a neuroscience centre as part of a six-month pilot.

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Trust seeks £34m in emergency capital

A trust is seeking £34m in emergency capital funding to help tackle its ailing infrastructure.

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Infection measures reviewed after baby’s death

A trust has reviewed infection prevention and control measures after a premature baby was infected with pseudomonas in a neonatal intensive care unit.

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STP could miss planned deficit by more than £35m

The Kent and Medway health economy is likely to end the year with a net deficit of at least £113m, nearly £36m worse than previously forecast.

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Regional pathology services shake-up revealed

Pathology services in Kent and Medway could be delivered with a private sector partner or outsourced under options being considered by the area’s four acute trusts.

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Plans to relocate stroke services could face judicial review

Controversial plans to halve the number of hospitals admitting stroke patients in Kent and Medway could face judicial review after mounting concerns from councillors about the proposals.

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Hancock: ‘we need to fire fewer chief executives’

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said the NHS must stop responding to perceived service or project failures by firing NHS trust chief executives.

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Exclusive: The highest paid interim managers

An investigation has revealed some of the highest interim manager payments by NHS trusts, including a chief operating officer who cost his trust the equivalent of £700,000 per year.

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NHSI to require business cases for subsidiary companies

NHS providers must submit a business case to show setting up a wholly owned subsidiary company yields value beyond VAT savings, under new proposals from NHS Improvement.

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Outpatients and day surgery could move out of city

Day surgery and outpatient clinics could largely move out of Canterbury if a proposal to site an emergency and specialist hospital in the city go ahead.

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Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

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Trusts push ahead with staff transfers despite 'pause' on subsidiaries

Two NHS trusts are planning to continue with developments of their subsidiary companies – saying a national “pause” does not apply to them.

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Why the tide needs to turn on Carillion-style NHS wholly own subsidiaries

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe outlines how NHS trusts use wholly owned subsidiaries to gain tax exemptions at the cost of employees who are left in the lurch

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Subsidiary company plans spark union anger

NHS trusts looking to create wholly owned subsidiary companies to secure VAT savings risk facing action by union members with strike action already planned at one trust.