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The Ward Round: Is a mandatory covid jab for staff inevitable?

Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce.

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Five trusts still have a fifth of beds filled by covid patients

Five hospital trusts still have at least a fifth of their general and acute beds occupied by covid patients, HSJ analysis suggests.

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ICS criticised for ‘poor relationships’ and NHS leaders ‘jumping to Stevens’ commands’

A review of a health system deemed to be among the most advanced in terms of partnership working has discovered poor relationships and a lack of trust between partners.

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Improving digital communication with patients

How can digital communication with patients help transform outpatient services?

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Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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The Ward Round: Mind the staffing gap left by the vaccinators

Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night - and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce. ...

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The Ward Round: Ready, steady, test your staff

Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night - and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce. ...

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HSJ80 full list: The most influential people in health

The HSJ80 lists the figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the English NHS and health policy over the next 12 months

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HMRC strengthens grip on NHS tax bills after trust’s legal challenge fails

The NHS could face stronger enforcement over wrongly VAT claims after a foundation trust lost an unusual legal battle with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

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Hospital chief issues warning over staffing under second peak

A lack of childcare provision for key workers during a second covid-19 peak would have a “major impact” on the national NHS workforce, an acute hospital chief executive has warned.

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The Ward Round: Back to normal is not good enough

Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, will make sure you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping ...

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Hospital chief gets death threat over Ross Kemp TV show

The chief executive of an acute trust said he has received a death threat after giving permission for media access to one of his trust’s hospitals.

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Exclusive: Trusts set to be let off £10bn debt

NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.

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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge

The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.

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New workplace perks help FT halve £21m agency spend

A foundation trust has halved its multimillion-pound agency staff spend after introducing a series of workforce benefits.

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U-turn on plans to strip trust of cancer scanning service

Specialist cancer scans will continue to be provided by a major teaching trust after NHS England backtracked on a decision to award the work solely to a private provider.

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Twelve trusts to stop reporting waiting times performance as part of trial

NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.

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Free staff car-park part of trust's recruitment plan

An acute trust has started rolling a out a three-year programme designed to boost staff well-being and aid recruitment.

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Exclusive: Five ICS agree £12m deal for country's biggest regional patient record

Five integrated care systems have agreed to fund what will become the biggest electronic regional record in the country so far, covering 3.8m people.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the highest and lowest levels of discrimination

The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.