East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Trusts consider new pathology hub at university

NHS leaders in Lancashire are hopeful that four acute trusts will agree to consolidate pathology services on a university site in the north of the county, in a project that would cost £31m.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Escaping the A&E chopping block

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS FT

Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The devo gloss comes off

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: A fresh start for Liverpool

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

Emma Latimer

'Outstanding' CCG chief appointed to turn around struggling neighbour

The chief officer of an outstanding rated clinical commissioning group has been appointed turnaround director of a neighbouring CCG given legal directions.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Goodbye CCGs, hello SCFs

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Revealed: 21 trusts consistently underperforming on A&E

There are 21 trusts whose performance against the four hour emergency target has been consistently below 85 per cent since April, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Daily Insight: NHS England waste deep in legal challenges

The must read stories and debate from Monday

Kevin McGee

NHS Improvement appoints 'buddy' for special measures trust

A provider in both financial and quality special measures has been given a “buddy” trust by NHS Improvement to improve its position.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Carving up Greater Manchester

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England from Lawrence Dunhill

Royal Blackburn hospital

Three trusts merge departments in efficiency drive

Procurements chiefs are hoping collaboration between three acute trusts will lead to millions of pounds of savings, after winning permission to set up a “cluster”.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Patient Safety in the Community

North East London Foundation Trust and BHR Clinical Commissioning Group: Significant 7 – Signs of Deterioration for Care Homes

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Taking a risk on procurement law

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

Navina Evans

Top chief executives roundtable, part two: questions of quality

In the second part of our roundtable, our panellists debated sustainability, social media, the demise of heroic leadership and the changing nature of the job

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Richards: Good leaders and staff engagement improve care despite pay restraint

Sir Mike Richards has said NHS staff “need to be properly rewarded”, but that quality improvement and “cultural change” can happen quickly under good leadership and staff engagement.

Improving value in the care of frail older patients

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Improving Value in the Care of Frail Older Patients

Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: Bradford Virtual Ward

Managing long term conditions

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Managing Long Term Conditions

The Royal Wolverhampton Trust: Development of a Nurse-led Paracentesis and Infusion Service within a Gastroenterology Ward.

Pharmacy and medicines optimisation

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation

NHS England, specialised commissioning (medicines optimisation clinical reference group): National Dose Standardisation for Chemotherapy