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Hospital considers plan to suspend cancer ops

2018-09-25T06:37:00+01:00By 5 comments

A hospital has decided against rolling out emergency proposals discussed today to suspending cancer and urgent operations but it could postpone routine operations because of significant staff shortages.

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Government announces £10,000 “golden hello” for NHS district nurses

2018-09-25T06:40:00+01:00By 4 comments

The government will offer “golden hellos” to nurses who want to train as a district nurse in an attempt to boost workforce numbers, the minister for care has announced.

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Merger with larger trust is 'off the table', says DGH chief

2018-09-25T11:54:00+01:00By 2 comments

A merger with Nottingham University Hospitals is “off the table”, the chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has told HSJ, describing the relationship between the trusts as one of equals.

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Daily Insight: Perverse incentives

2018-09-25T14:25:00+01:00

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DHSC fails to approve tech funding loan for 15 months

2018-09-24T11:22:00+01:00By Alison Moore2 comments

An acute trust has been forced to look for new funding to pay for its electronic patient record system after the Department of Health and Social Care has still not signed off a loan after more than 15 months.

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Majority of pathology networks yet to agree new model

2018-09-24T06:23:00+01:00By 6 comments

More than half of the 29 proposed pathology networks comprising acute and specialist NHS trusts have yet to agree on a model to reconfigure their laboratory services, eight months after the initial deadline passed.

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Hospital chief exec fired after 12 years in post

2018-09-24T10:10:00+01:00By , 4 comments

A long serving hospital chief executive has been dismissed following a disciplinary hearing, HSJ has learned.

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Labour plans safe staffing amendments to healthcare safety bill

2018-09-24T09:16:00+01:00By 2 comments

Labour have threatened to table amendments to the government’s Healthcare Safety Bill if ministers fail to take action on three areas of patient safety in the NHS 10 year plan.

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More CAMHS beds commissioned in the south east

2018-09-24T06:27:00+01:00By Alison Moore

Twelve more child and adolescent mental health beds have been commissioned from a private provider in the south east of England to avoid sending youngsters out of area.

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Exclusive: GP chief inspector to leave CQC

2018-09-24T13:48:00+01:00By

The chief inspector of general practice for the Care Quality Commission is set to step down from his post in March, HSJ has learned.

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Daily Insight: Labour to steal Hunt's clothes?

2018-09-24T14:16:00+01:00

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