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Trusts' costs triple amid clinical waste crisis

Nearly 20 NHS trusts are paying three times as much for clinical waste services after their contracts were moved from the company at the centre of the stockpiling row, HSJ can reveal.

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Government hits back in clinical waste row

The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs.

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Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

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Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Care of Older People

Winner South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust: Community first responder lifting scheme

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Palliative Care

Winner Velindre Trust: Improving palliative pathways by developing a rapid access radiographer led service

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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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HSJ Awards 2017: Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability

The team at Sheffield used sustainable measures to reduce food wastage and improve healthy consumption.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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Trust subsidiary companies are not 'VAT scam', minister says

Hospital trusts have set up 39 wholly owned subsidiary companies to run parts of their estate and back office functions.

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Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

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'Status quo is not an option' as seven trusts agree joint working deal

Seven trusts in an acute care vanguard have ruled out a merger as part of a joint working agreement to reconfigure services.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: The Use of Information Technology to Drive Value in Clinical Services

Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust: HANDi Paediatric: smart phone app integrating care for common childhood conditions through home, primary care and into hospital

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Jeremy Hunt warned over deaths risk after scan results missed

A coroner has called on the health secretary to examine a trust’s systems for reviewing scans after a patient died of an aneurysm that was spotted but not acted upon for four years.

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New chief executive for Midlands trust revealed

The Dudley Group Foundation Trust has appointed Diane Wake as its new chief executive.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Commissioners plan children's surgery shake-up

Two district hospitals would stop providing hyper-acute stroke care and reduce access to paediatric surgery under a proposed shake up of services in Yorkshire.

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Seven trusts combine leadership to accelerate vanguard changes

Seven trusts will cede authority over decision making on some services to a new federation board, designed to be the main driver of transforming acute care services serving 2.3 million people.

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Revealed: Trusts borrow millions to pay for redundancies and beds

Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.