Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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University site wins again in controversial pathology shake-up

A university site has again been named as the preferred location for a consolidated pathology service for Lancashire following a second evaluation exercise, HSJ has learned.

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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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Embedding apprenticeships into recruitment and training processes

To meet the growing workforce shortage, new apprenticeship standards are being designed to ensure the NHS gets the skills it needs, says Karen Woodward

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Cooperation to provide a CT scan death investigation service

Dr James Adeley and Professor Mark Pugh recount how a local authority, NHS acute trust and private provider came together to provide a free at point of delivery digital autopsy post-mortem scanning service in Lancashire

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North by North West: Trusts drowning in debt

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North by North West: Blood boils over pathology plan

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Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.

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Revealed: New money for 15 trusts to trial flexible working

Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.

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Four senior resignations at struggling hospital trust

Four senior operations staff at a struggling acute trust have handed in their resignations, with one citing the extreme pressures she and other staff have had to cope with, sources have told HSJ.

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North by North West: Senior resignations heap pressure on teaching trust

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Following the Money: Light at the end of the tunnel

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

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Exclusive: Dramatic rise in attacks on hospital staff

Research by HSJ and Unison has found an absolute increase of 9.7 per cent in violent attacks on NHS hospital staff

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£60m capital boost for northern STP ambitions

More than £60m is to be invested in pathology, technology and improving efficiency across three sustainability and transformation partnerships in the north, following the government’s capital funding injection this week.

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North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

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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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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.

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Trusts must reduce deficits by two-thirds to hit official forecast

NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.

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Daily Insight: NHS England waste deep in legal challenges

The must read stories and debate from Monday

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Updated: The NHS trusts with the highest DTOC rates

The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.