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Ambulance shortage linked to death of patient after eight-hour delay

A patient died after waiting over eight hours while the East Midlands Ambulace Service struggled with a severe shortage of response vehicles.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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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.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the most staff experiencing violence

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.

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Staff survey: Full breakdown of where staff are witnessing potentially harmful errors

Below is a breakdown of acute and combined trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2018 NHS staff survey.

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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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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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Troubled trust appoints fifth CEO in five years

A financially troubled Hertfordshire trust has appointed its fifth leader in five years.

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Waiting times steady as admission rates recover

Waiting times didn’t get significantly worse in September, and some indicators improved. But it’s still going to be tough to stop the waiting list from growing this financial year. By Rob Findlay

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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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CQC highlights avoidable harm in 'fragmented' health economy

A review of the Northamptonshire health economy found several examples of patients being harmed by poor hospital discharge processes, as well as a “lack of trust” between organisations that was hampering progress towards system integration.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Infection Prevention and Control

Winner Cyprus University of Technology – Limassol General Hospital: Should CDC’s recommendations for promptly removing unnecessary central venous catheters be enhanced?

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Struggling STP bans 'unhelpful' board member behaviour

A struggling sustainability and transformation partnership has created a list of “helpful” and “unhelpful” behaviours for its board members and plans to hold a “reconciliation event” for system leaders.

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NHS consortium withholds money from major IT firm

A consortium of NHS trusts is withholding money from GE Healthcare because a multimillion pound imaging system is still not working properly.

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In depth: Trusts respond to vascular GIRFT review

HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.

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Hospital says patient died 'due to dangerous overcrowding of A&E'

The death of a patient in an accident and emergency department was “due entirely to the dangerous overcrowding of the department”, the trust’s medical director has told HSJ.

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Trust declares highest A&E alert level for three days in a row

A district general hospital is under “extreme pressure” in accident and emergency and has declared the highest level of alert for three days, HSJ can reveal.

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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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Region risks losing £15m of healthcare funding

Northamptonshire is at risk of losing £15m of joint health and social care funding because of a failure to sign a contract and meet mandated NHS England targets.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.