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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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Interim chair appointed at finance scandal trust

An East Midlands trust in the middle of an ongoing investigation into financial mismanagement has appointed an interim chair for the next year.

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The Integrator: Hancock’s ‘bonus prizes’ for Simon Stevens

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning by senior correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

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Stevens seeks assurance that Adler and Traynor will be investigated should they ‘re-emerge’

NHS England will seek assurance from the Care Quality Commission that the former chief executive and finance director of University Hospitals of Leicester Trust will be scrutinised under the fit and proper persons test should they “re-emerge” in the NHS.

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NHS England referral to investigate ex-leaders of scandal-hit trust fails

NHS England’s referral of two former hospital leaders for a ‘fit and proper person’ review will not be investigated by the Care Quality Commission, because they no longer work for the trust.

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Chair of scandal-hit trust announces departure

The chair of a trust at the centre of an “unprecendented” financial collapse will step down in April.

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Scandal-hit trust moved to change auditor when accounts were challenged, report suggests

A major acute trust at the heart of an “unprecedented” financial breakdown moved to change its external auditor after the firm challenged its accounting practices, a new report suggests.

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NHSE refers ex trust CEO and CFO for ‘fit and proper person’ review over £46m accounting failure

The former chief executive and chief financial officer of a major acute trust have been referred to the Care Quality Commission under the ‘fit and proper person’ process, after an ‘unprecedented’ failure to provide true and fair accounts.

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Covid infections caught in hospital up by half in a week

Covid-19 infections likely to have been caught in hospital have increased by almost half in a week, with several trusts seeing significant rises, HSJ can reveal.

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NHS England: Hospitals must ‘surge’ ICU so other regions don’t have to ration care

NHS England has asked hospitals across the country to open hundreds more intensive care beds so they can take in patients from the hardest hit areas, to prevent those patches having to ration access.

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Trust boss warns region faces ‘absolute crisis’ with trusts ‘hanging on by their fingernails’

Hospital chiefs in the South West have warned the region will not avoid the extreme pressures felt by other parts of the NHS, amid rapidly rising numbers of covid-19 inpatients.

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HSJ’s 10 most read finance and efficiency stories of 2020

With 2020 down to its final days, it’s time to take a look back at HSJ’s most read finance and efficiency stories of the year.

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Hospital acquired covid infections hit record high

The number of covid-19 infections likely to have been acquired in hospital are rising again for the first time in three weeks and their proportion of all cases has reached record levels for the second wave, HSJ can reveal.

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10 new hospital vaccine sites revealed

Ten more hospitals are to start giving the Pfizer covid vaccine, including two in coronavirus ‘hot spots’.

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Clash between NHS England and local NHS plan left covid hotspot without vaccines

One of the areas worst hit by covid-19 is without vaccinations this week because of a clash between local and central plans, and confusion over national booking software which is not yet ready, HSJ has been told.

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Exclusive: Taxpayers cash could be used to fill hole created by fall in NHS private work

Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Cancer Care Initiative of the Year

WesFit is an innovative approach to delivering Personalised Prehabilitation Care Plans (PPCP) to people recently diagnosed with cancer.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

The Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) programme is a psycho-educational intervention for young people (age 14-20 years) with type 1 diabetes, co-developed by young people and co-delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, youth workers and peer educators.

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Patients don’t feel safe in A&E, research finds

Visiting A&E or relatives is considered much riskier than attending hospital for other reasons, according to the first in-depth piece of research into the subject.

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£1.4bn procurement launched for community and discharge services

NHS trusts in Yorkshire and the Midlands have signalled a need for external help for discharge and community services through a new £1.4bn procurement framework, amid the health service’s response to covid-19.