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Exclusive: Lockdown patch sees surge in ‘excess deaths’

The rate of “excess deaths” in Leicester and Leicestershire was significantly higher than anywhere else in England in the most recent five-week period, according to official statistics.

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Covid-19 resurgence: an opportunity to change how we recruit to health research studies

Health research is a key factor in helping us to return to normality, and the resurgence of covid-19 cases in various parts of the UK could provide the catalyst for NHS trusts to revolutionise their approach to research recruitment. By Professor Nigel Brunskill

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5,000 jobs at risk as NHS commercial work collapses

The NHS could lose more than 5,000 research staff and around £500m in funding because of covid-19, according to senior trust leaders.

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Trust with record covid deaths asks NHSE  for help

The hospital trust which has been recording the largest number of covid deaths for several weeks has asked NHS England and NHS Improvement for help with infection control.

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Covid deaths at single trust nearly double that of any other provider

A single trust has recorded 90 per cent more covid-related deaths than any other NHS provider over the last month, an analysis by HSJ shows.

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Long-serving hospital chief to retire amid ill health and investigation into trust finances

The chief executive of one of the largest trusts in the country has announced he is retiring following a period of ill health.

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Exclusive: Trust faces national finance inquiry after £46m ‘adjustment’

NHS England has commissioned an investigation into the finances of a major acute trust, after concerns led to an accounting adjustment which added £46m to its deficit, HSJ has learned.

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Trusts advise widespread use of PPE as staff ‘refuse to see patients’

Several major hospital trusts are telling staff to use personal protective equipment in a wider set of areas than recommended by current national guidance, amid staff concern and reports of doctors refusing work without it.

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First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX

Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.

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Hundreds of women left ‘distressed’ by diagnostic test

Hundreds of women have said they’ve undergone “distressing” diagnostic tests at NHS hospitals which were not carried out in line with recommended practice, according to information shared with HSJ.

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Trust’s ambulance crews lose 18 months waiting at hospitals

Ambulance crews in the East Midlands spent a cumulative total of almost 18 months waiting at hospitals in the region in December, despite a variety of actions to mitigate winter pressures.

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Trusts in line for new hospitals will face extra charges

Six providers set to receive major public investment in new hospital buildings may struggle to afford annual charges on their new assets, according to experts.

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Trusts missing out on tens of millions from overseas patients

Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.

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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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Consultancy appoints former trust chief

Consultancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed a former trust chief executive as head of healthcare advisory.

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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge

The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.

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Three CCGs appoint joint chief

Three Leicestershire clinical commissioning groups have, for the first time, appointed a joint chief executive who will also lead the local sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Trust resorts to piecemeal approach to 'position itself well' for capital funding bid

A teaching trust is considering slicing its £367m capital bid into a series of smaller projects in an attempt to “position itself well” for the next wave of government allocations.

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Trust starved of capital cash for maternity censured by CQC

A trust whose capital bid to improve its maternity services has been repeatedly turned down by government has been told by the Care Quality Commission to make urgent improvements to the obstetrics department after an inspection prompted by three serious incidents.

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Trust declares critical incident after fridge fire

An East Midlands trust had to evacuate several wards of patients on Friday night after a faulty refrigerator caught fire.