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Trusts report new delays in recruiting overseas doctors

Non-EU doctors have been delayed starting their new jobs in the UK because of changes to immigration rules, HSJ has learned.

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Regulator halts teaching trust’s subsidiary plans

A large teaching hospital trust in the East Midlands has dropped plans to set up a subsidiary company after being told by NHS Improvement that the new health and social care secretary Matt Hancock would be unlikely to approve it.

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North by North West: Trusts drowning in debt

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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Council offers £2m to stop FT's subsidiary plan

A hospital trust in the north west has dropped plans to transfer hundreds of non-clinical staff into a subsidiary company, after a financial deal was struck with the local authority.

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Council chief takes accountable officer role at CCG

A local authority chief executive has taken the accountable officer role at the local clinical commissioning group.

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Visa cap is 'not logical' and threatens patient care

The government’s tier two visa cap is “not logical” and is “threatening patient care and safety”, HSJ has been told.

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Cowper’s Cut: The less deceived

Andy Cowper ruminates on drawing a line between experience and cynicism when it comes to NHS politics and management

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North by North West: Greater Manchester's Achilles' heel

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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Revealed: Greater Manchester plans major hospital services shake-up

New plans to reconfigure more than two-thirds of acute services across Greater Manchester are expected to be outlined later this year, the leader of its devolution team has said.

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Exclusive: Patients at risk as blood clot assessments decline

Thousands of hospital patients are being put at risk of developing deadly blood clots that cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds because of a failure to carry out a routine assessment.

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Exclusive: Hunt warned over private hospital safety after NHS patient death

The safety of NHS patients treated in private hospitals has been raised directly with health secretary Jeremy Hunt following the death of an NHS patient.

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North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2014

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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In full: Trusts with staff transfer plans

HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

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Andrew Foster: Giving practical help to stressed staff

Andrew Foster on how to reduce pressure that the staff experiences when there is an influx of patients for emergency care

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New league table to rank trusts on procurement

Hospitals will be publicly ranked on the prices they pay for routine goods in a new league table, Jeremy Hunt announced today.