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Trust decides £4bn price tag ‘too expensive’ for new hospital

A teaching trust is planning a £1.2bn rebuild as part of the government’s new hospitals programme, having rejected a single new site option as “too expensive” at an estimated £4bn.

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Exclusive: Shared chief executive and chair for trusts with £2bn plus turnover

Two hospital trusts with a combined turnover of more than £2bn will share a chief executive and chair from June, HSJ understands.

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A dozen hospitals to share single patient record system

The four acute providers in a London health and care system will use the same patient record system making the information available to clinicians across their 12 hospital sites.

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HSJ podcast: What the PM’s new health team means for the NHS

Boris Johnson has appointed a new health adviser, well known to NHS health policy circles. Samantha Jones – former NHS England director and hospital chief – is to leave the private sector and move into the civil service.

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Rebuild of PM’s local hospital pushed up priority list without announcement

Two hospital rebuilding building projects — including one in the prime minister’s constituency — have been promoted into a group of trusts being prioritised for major capital investment.

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Three acutes drop below 50pc performance on A&E target

Three acute trusts in London and the South East saw the performance against the main four-hour emergency target drop below 50 per cent in January, according to the latest data from NHS England.

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Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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HSJ’s 10 most read workforce stories of 2020

The importance of NHS staff was underlined during the pandemic, but many were strained like never before – here is a rundown of HSJ’s most read workforce stories for this year

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Exclusive: CQC to ramp up inspections of trusts’ infection control

Trusts’ infection control measures will be put under greater scrutiny by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ has been told.

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Exclusive: NHS pleas for covid upgrade funds went unmet ahead of second wave

Local NHS requests for hundreds of millions of pounds of government funding to help deal with covid pressures have gone unanswered throughout the pandemic, an HSJ investigation has found.

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PM’s local hospital warned by CQC over covid infection control

A hospital serving the prime minister’s constituency has been issued a warning notice by inspectors over poor infection control, including staff having to share two small toilet cubicles for changing.

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Troubled trust on PM’s patch confirms new chief

A troubled trust has announced it will make its interim chief executive permanent, after her predecessor’s departure in the wake of a staff coronavirus outbreak.

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Region least hit by covid has biggest problem with year-plus waiters

The English region least hit by the covid-19 outbreak so far has the biggest share of its waiting list who have been there a year or longer, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Troubled trust appoints interim CEO after predecessor resigns

A London hospital which had to be closed to emergency patients following a covid-19 outbreak among staff has appointed an interim chief executive.

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Exclusive: Capital to centralise elective care in new ICS hubs

London’s NHS is attempting to fast track the creation of centralised surgical hubs for each of its five health systems in a bid to recover spiralling waiting lists and long waits, HSJ understands.

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London Eye: Deciding who is in charge

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

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Warning to staff not wearing masks at PM’s local hospital

Staff at the hospital serving the prime minister’s constituency — which is the subject of concerns over infection control — have been warned they will not be paid for time spent self-isolating if they break mask rules.

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London Eye: The grim truth on targets

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

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PM’s local hospital chief exec resigns in wake of covid controversy

The chief executive of a London hospital which had to be closed to emergency patients following a covid-19 outbreak among staff has resigned.

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Hospital remains on diversion 10 days after covid outbreak

A hospital in the prime minister’s constituency remains on diversion for emergency ambulances and admissions 10 days after a covid-19 outbreak among its staff.