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Exclusive: Covid-hit trust scales back electives and prepares staff for redeployment

Liverpool’s hospitals have begun scaling back their elective activity and preparing non-specialist staff to be redeployed to critical care teams, according to a memo seen by HSJ.

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Exclusive: Covid-struck city to hold talks today on cancelling ops

Urgent talks will be held this afternoon over the extent to which hospitals in Liverpool can scale back their elective care due to rising covid admissions, HSJ understands.

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Number of covid hospital patients in north west likely to equal April peak by end of month

Public health officials believe it is ‘extremely likely’ the North West region will have around 3,000 covid patients in hospital by the end of October – matching the numbers seen during the first peak of coronavirus.

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Investigation launched after seven ‘never events’ in two years at leading trust

An external review has been launched at a leading children’s hospital after a series of “never events”.

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NHS England rejects four-way merger and insists on one CCG for 2.7m people

NHS England has rejected plans to merge four clinical commissioning groups in north Merseyside – insisting the merger must also include the five other CCGs in the wider health system, HSJ has learned.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative

Covering the populations of Cheshire East and Vale Royal (7,000 people accessing specialist mental health services), this redesign is centred on service users, providers and commissioners working together to transform services for people severely affected by mental health problems, to improve:

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FT ‘must do better’ as none of its 35-strong senior team declare as BAME

None of the 35-strong ‘very senior manager’ team at one of England’s largest NHS trusts are declared as black, Asian or minority ethnic.

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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.

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‘Abysmal’ communication blamed for variations in self-isolation list

A rushed and confused process has resulted in huge variation in the national list of extremely vulnerable people advised to self-isolate from coronavirus, HSJ has found.

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‘Failed promise’ to support vulnerable patients is a ‘disgrace’, says MP

Thousands of vulnerable patients who local commissioners and GPs believe need to be “shielded” from coronavirus are being denied access to central support.

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Updated: Bullying exec’s suspension referred to professional standards body

One of the leaders of Liverpool’s scandal-hit former community provider has been suspended from the nursing register for 12 months, in a ruling which has now been referred to the Professional Standards Authority.

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The agenda for 2020

In this edition, North by North West outlines some the key priorities for the region in 2020.

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North by North West: Why Liverpool missed out

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North by North West: Going electronic

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Trust seeks £300m for unfinished Carillion hospital

An acute trust is set to ask government for £300m to complete building works on a former Carillion hospital, a meeting was told, after engineers identified a series of problems with the structure.

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North by North West: Capital boosts

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North by North West: No case to answer

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North by North West: Groupthink

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North by North West: Unpicking the headlines

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North by North West: The region’s most important job

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