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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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London Eye: Q2

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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HSJ Awards 2018: Compassionate Patient Care

For many mothers, the impact of a difficult birth is significant. It can be the source of negative beliefs which prove long-lasting, or be further fuel for a previously-held sense of vulnerability or failure.

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Hancock: 'Watertight' case would be needed to change waiting targets

The case for changing the core NHS performance standards would need to be “watertight”, Matt Hancock told HSJ.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Lab's labours lost?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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University hospital opens China office after CEO trip

One of the country’s biggest trusts has opened an office in China, with the chief executive meeting with a “very influential person in Beijing”.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: No white smoke

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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NHS warned of 'crippling' PFI charges over the next decade

The NHS has been warned of “crippling” finance charges from its PFI contracts over the next decade, when aggregate repayments on the deals will reach their peak.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Who will be the capital's new NHS boss?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

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Regulator reveals expert panel to oversee troubled London trust

NHS Improvement has announced the panel of experts to oversee a London teaching trust’s ongoing efforts to sort out its “dysfunctional” cardiac surgical service.

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Trust brings in external investigators over bullying claims

A large hospital trust has ordered an external investigation into bullying and harassment.

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Standalone community trusts meet safe staffing plans more often

One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.

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Big beasts back debate but warn ditching four hour target 'too dangerous'

Senior NHS leaders have welcomed a debate on emergency targets but warned scrapping the four hour standard completely could be “too dangerous”.

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NHS trusts sign multimillion pound China consultancy deal

Two “outstanding” foundation trusts have signed a contract with a Chinese real estate company to advise it on building 10 new hospitals in a deal which could be worth millions for the NHS.

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Trust wins £4m integrated urgent care contract

A provider and a site have been chosen for a new urgent care service in the North East, after two procurement processes and an abandoned legal challenge.

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Volunteering - a game changer in healthcare

If we unlock the full potential of volunteers in the NHS, we could embed a culture where hospitals and communities work more closely together. By Paddy Hanrahan 

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Three women lead the HSJ top 50 trust chief executives

Three female CEOs lead this year’s HSJ top 50 trust chief executives, while some big acute bosses slip down or out of the rankings.

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.