University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust

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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.

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Hundreds of patients at risk amid major delays to IV feed supplies

Hundreds of patients, including children, dependent on intravenous nutrition to keep them alive are experiencing delays in vital deliveries, because of restrictions placed on the manufacturer by the medical devices regulator.

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Fired consultant wins right to appeal after Bawa-Garba report released

A consultant has won the right to appeal his employment tribunal, after fresh evidence was unearthed about his department during the fallout from the Bawa-Garba case.

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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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NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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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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Three CCGs to hire joint chief and consider merger

Three East Midlands clinical commissioning groups have decided to appoint a single accountable officer and management team, and will consider a full merger next year.