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Coronavirus hospital plans paused over potential lack of demand

NHS England has paused a decision on a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients in the north east due to concerns over lack of projected demand, HSJ understands.

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Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

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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.

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Trust could borrow from local councils to fund reconfiguration bid

A foundation trust could use money borrowed from two local councils to fund multimillion pound reconfiguration plans.

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Twenty big NHS building projects that need Boris’ cash

With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.

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Three never events in one month spark probe

Investigations have been launched after three “never events” were recorded in one month at a north east acute trust.

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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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Some DGH chiefs paid more than CEOs at largest trusts

Fifteen trust chief executives were paid at yearly rates of more than £250,000 last year, including several in the north east running district general hospitals, according to HSJ analysis.

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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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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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Health secretary backs hospital reconfiguration plans

The health and social care secretary has backed NHS plans for a major reconfiguration of acute hospital services.

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Major reconfiguration aims to ease financial pressure

Leaders in the north east are drawing up plans to shake up emergency and elective care services as part of a second wave of hospital reconfiguration due for consultation next year.

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Leaders of alliance trusts agree to full merger

Leaders of two acute hospital trusts have agreed to go ahead with plans to merge into one organisation.

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Government reveals new medical schools

Several areas of England struggling with doctor shortages are hoping to get a boost from five new medical schools, which have been announced today.

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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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Revealed: Last ACO commissioner abandons contract plans

The last commissioner with advanced plans to award an accountable care organisation contract has scaled back its proposals, HSJ can reveal.

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NHS leaders warn of 'significant risks' of blocking reconfiguration

Health leaders in the North East have warned councillors of the “significant risk” to protecting patient safety if they seek to block a reconfiguration of “vulnerable” acute services.

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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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Hospital services centralised in North East shake-up

Commissioners in the North East have approved plans to shift a range of hospital based services from South Tyneside to Sunderland.

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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.