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Winners of 2018 HSJ Value Awards revealed

The HSJ Value Awards 2018 honour projects that deliver improvements for patients

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North by North West: Hundreds of staff set to switch trusts

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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Trust spend on compulsory redundancies rises by 8pc

Trust spend on compulsory redundancies increased by 8 per cent — or £3.3m — last year, analysis reveals.

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Top FT victim of suspected £1m fraud

An investigation has been launched into a suspected fraud in which almost £1m has been stolen from a top mental health trust, HSJ has learned.

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Review: Arranging new job for discredited CEO ‘accepted practice at the time’

Regulators who facilitated a secondment job for the chief executive of a scandal hit NHS trust “acted in line with guidelines and accepted practice at the time”, a review has found.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Patient Safety in the Community

Winner East Midlands Ambulance Service Trust: Cycle response unit in Northampton town

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Winners revealed for HSJ Value Awards 2018

Twenty organisations have been honoured in the 2018 HSJ Value Awards – which recognise and celebrate outstanding improvements in care quality and efficiency made by NHS staff.

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NHSI: Sacking leaders and quick savings 'endanger improvement'

Sacking leaders when mistakes are made and “salami slicing” budgets to make quick savings “endanger improvement” and risk system failure in mental health, a new NHS Improvement report says.

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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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Analysis: How top trusts saved money by revaluing their estate

HSJ finance correspondent Lawrence Dunhill explains “modern equivalent asset” revaluations - an accounting “wheeze” being used increasingly by NHS trusts.

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North by North West: The NHS's new Cinderella service

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 on 0207 6089058, or send a direct message on Twitter.

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Revealed: Trusts lined up for next wave of digital funding

Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.

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North by North West: Leaked report exposes prison misery

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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Mental health trusts could be put in 'impossible position' by rule changes

Changes to the rules governing the detention of mental health patients in police cells could put trusts in an “impossible position” if there are not enough resources to improve access to hospital care, leading sector figures have warned.

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North by North West: Merger trusts hope for McKinsey level savings

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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Revealed: FT redundancy pay outs fall by more than a quarter

The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Trust pulls out of contract amid whistleblowers’ safety concerns

An independent investigation has been commissioned into quality and safety concerns in prison health services in Liverpool, while the trust that runs them has given early notice on its contract.

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Winner of troubled community services contract named

Liverpool’s troubled community services will be run by a mental health provider from November, after its bid for the contract was preferred to that of the city’s children’s trust.