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Securing the NHS pivot to digital: the questions boards should be asking now

Richard Strong, managing director, EMEA, Allscripts, argues trusts boards should be “very positive” about the health tech response to the first wave of covid-19; but they need to act now to secure recent gains for the NHS reset.

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Mike Richards’ review finds ‘hostility’ in pioneering integration patch

A review by Sir Mike Richards has warned of ‘really poor’ working relationships and ‘hostility’ within the system that was due to launch the NHS’ first integrated care provider, HSJ has learned.

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Troubled hospital trust prosecuted by the CQC

A general hospital trust has been charged with failings in the care of two patients in separate cases by the Care Quality Commission.

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Can digital technology help embed a strong patient safety culture?

The benefits of digital tools to patient safety can extend far beyond supporting better decision making, as an HSJ and Capsule Technologies webinar discussed

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Digital technology can improve patient safety – with the right back-up

The pandemic has shown how digital solutions can help in, for example, the safe and effective transfer of care between settings, but it’s also exposed potential gaps in information governance arrangements

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HSJ’s 10 most read commissioning stories of 2020

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2020, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read commissioning stories of the year.

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HSJ’s 10 most read primary care stories of 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, HSJ takes a look at its most read stories of the year.

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Hour-plus ambulance to A&E transfers double in a week

The number of ambulance handovers taking longer than an hour have almost doubled in just one week, the latest figures have revealed.

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Trusts to share chair after NHSE ordered 'rapid' move to group model

Two trusts have agreed to appoint a joint chair amid efforts to form a group model across their sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Hospitals across system cancel planned ops

Three acute trusts across the Black Country and West Birmingham have been forced to cancel some planned procedures as covid-19 pressures mount, HSJ  can confirm.

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Ambulance chiefs tell hospitals it's 'not acceptable to delay transfers' due to covid

Ambulance bosses say patients are being put in ‘dangerous’ situations, as tighter infection control measures and busy emergency departments have left them waiting up to three-and-a-half hours to be transferred.

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Regulator pressures trusts to ‘rapidly’ agree hospital group model

NHS England and Improvement has written to trusts in the Black Country urging them to “rapidly” agree on a hospital group model, HSJ can reveal

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CCG rejects medics’ plea to halt landmark procurement

A plea by hospital consultants for their local commissioners to delay the procurement of a landmark “integrated care provider” contract has been rejected, HSJ can confirm.

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Eighty senior medics slam ‘disruptive’ push for landmark ICP contract

More than 80 senior medics have raised concerns over the “irresponsible” development of what would be a ground-breaking “integrated care provider”, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: The hospitals facing most pressure to meet coronavirus demand

New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor

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Coronavirus deaths mapped: 13 trusts see 50 per cent of fatalities

Seventy-two trusts had recorded at least one coronavirus death on Sunday, an increase of 15 on Friday.

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Coronavirus deaths cluster appears in the West Midlands

A second coronavirus spike appears to be emerging in the West Midlands, with one of the region’s trusts now reporting nine deaths from the illness.

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Revealed: The trusts which will struggle most to deliver quality care in 2020

The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.

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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.

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Union asks Hancock to intervene over bullying claims

Concerns from “dozens” of consultants over their trust’s handling of bullying allegations have been escalated to the health and social care secretary by a medical union.