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Coronavirus

North West has largest number of deaths

HSJ’s unique analysis shows the spread of hospital deaths confirmed as coronavirus cases to date, by area, as well as the regional growth trends.

Oxygen mask

Oxygen supply problems ‘the new PPE’, warn hospital bosses

Oxygen shortages and difficulties in expanding storage quickly are now a major problem for hospital bosses dealing with covid-19 patients, HSJ has been told.

Heart

Exclusive: NHS trusts suspend life-saving organ transplants

Major transplant centres have stopped performing many of their procedures due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the national coordinating body says a complete cessation “may only be days away”.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The capital’s toughest week yet?

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

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We’ve proved hospital chains work, says CEO

The latest improvements across four acute hospitals in Greater Manchester should persuade regulators to promote the concept of “provider groups”, according to their chief executive.

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NHS looks to grab private sector work with major reconfiguration

A health system is proposing to consolidate seven NHS units that deliver inpatient elective orthopaedic surgery into two — aimed partly at capturing activity from the private sector.

Infection-control

First coronavirus cases confirmed in England

Two patients in England have been tested positive for the Wuhan novel Coronavirus, the chief medical officer said today.

Pathology

Preferred bidder announced for £2.25bn contract

An incumbent pathology provider looks set to lose its bid to retain a contract worth £2.25bn over 15 years.

Ben clover expert briefing

A different problem

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

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Several of NHS’ biggest trusts set to miss financial plans

Several of the largest trusts in England appear unlikely to hit their financial “control totals”, after signalling they will need to review their year-end forecasts.

Ben clover expert briefing

Life-changing news on a trolley

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

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Healthwatch chief waits over an hour for transport company to answer call

A logistics company awarded a patient transport contract has been heavily criticised after a local Healthwatch chief executive spent more than an hour waiting for them to answer the phone.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Corporate whistleblowing

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: A clear path?

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

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

Teaching hospital chair to also run neighbouring trust

The chair of one of England’s biggest teaching hospital trusts will also chair its smaller neighbour from next April.

Digital communication

Doctors think new tech is about politics, says official report

A report commissioned by NHSX found a belief among patients and clinicians that new technology was sometimes foisted on the NHS to “satisfy a political or commercial imperative” rather than improve healthcare for patients and clinicians.

Breast cancer radiology

Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

Michael Macdonnell

The coming era of predictive medicine

The NHS could be well-placed to realise the benefits of AI in healthcare, writes Google Health’s Michael Macdonnell.

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Mental health and acute trust seek joint chief executive

A mental health trust and one of England’s worst performing acute trusts have announced they will come together under a “group model”.

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HEE medical director: New junior doctors feel unprepared for work

More needs to be done to help junior doctors prepare for their work in the NHS, according to Health Education England’s medical director.