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Leicestershire County Hall

Exclusive: Lockdown patch sees surge in ‘excess deaths’

The rate of “excess deaths” in Leicester and Leicestershire was significantly higher than anywhere else in England in the most recent five-week period, according to official statistics.

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Mortality rates creep back up in several health systems

Mortality rates have crept back up in some health and care systems, amid an overall decline in deaths across England.

John Adler

Long-serving hospital chief to retire amid ill health and investigation into trust finances

The chief executive of one of the largest trusts in the country has announced he is retiring following a period of ill health.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Exclusive: Trust faces national finance inquiry after £46m ‘adjustment’

NHS England has commissioned an investigation into the finances of a major acute trust, after concerns led to an accounting adjustment which added £46m to its deficit, HSJ has learned.

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Distance not always factor in ambulance response times

There is significant variation in ambulance response times to patients with serious conditions such as suspected strokes or heart attacks, which is not fully explained by how rural an area is, an HSJ analysis has revealed.

Partnerships

Exclusive: Councils accuse local STP of ‘excluding’ them

Two councils have accused their local NHS of failing to involve them in its system planning, and complained about how an integrated care system is being developed.

Andy W

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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Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis

Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.

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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.

Dementia UK

Commissioners investigate variations in dementia diagnosis

Variation in dementia diagnosis rates across England has fallen, but a senior GP has told HSJ such targets risked being too “simplistic” and the focus should shift to ensuring patients are supported post-diagnosis.

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ICU to shut amid safety and workforce fears

An intensive care unit and its dependent services are being closed and relocated from Leicester General Hospital because of workforce shortages and concerns for patient safety, HSJ has learned.

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CCGs battle to reduce A&E cancer diagnoses

The variation in the rates of cancers diagnosed in A&E departments across England is narrowing according to the latest data but some areas still have rates nearly double other parts of the country.

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CCG chair loses job after integration plan stalls

The chairman of a clinical commissioning group in the east Midlands has lost his bid to be re-elected to the post.

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Plans for joint chief of three CCGs stalled

Plans to appoint a joint accountable officer for three clinical commissioning groups in the Midlands have stalled after concerns from one of the organisations.

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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.

Winter

CCGs ordered to deploy online 111 service ahead of winter

NHS England has ordered the service to bring forward the national roll-out of NHS 111 Online, to ensure the digital triage tool is in place ahead of winter, according to CCG papers.

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Revealed: Hospitals cancelled more than 500 cancer operations over winter

More than 500 cancer operations were cancelled by hospital trusts in England due to winter pressures, HSJ can reveal.

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Backlog of 30,000 reports after vanguard IT system failure

The rollout of a multimillion pound vanguard project imaging system to University Hospitals Leicester Trust led to a 30,000 backlog in image reports, HSJ has learned.

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Trust declares 'never event' after clinician operates on wrong patient

A trust is conducting an urgent safety review after a clinician operated on the wrong patient.

Jeremy hunt

Health secretary urged to act on CAMHS after teenager's suicide

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been asked to consider the lack of commissioned services for children too anxious to attend hospital appointments following the death of a teenage boy.