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Care increasingly disrupted by building failures as NHS repair bill grows

Patient care is being disrupted by increasing numbers of infrastructure failures amid a continued rise in the cost of fixing outdated and potentially dangerous parts of the NHS estate, new figures show.


Private ambulance firm deregistered by CQC

A private ambulance company which provided patient transport services for the NHS has been deregistered by the Care Quality Commission.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: IT & Digital Innovation Award

OneLondon is transforming the capital’s health and care services through the joining up of information to support faster, safer, more effective care for Londoners. The implementation of a shared care record for London gives clinicians a mechanism to see a joined-up picture of a person’s health and care information, available ...


HSJ Partnership Awards 2021: Information Sharing and Data Integration Award

WINNER: Allocate Software and Bolton FT: Covid-19 Sickness Absence Recording and Absence Management


Exclusive: City sees covid patients almost double over weekend

The number of covid patients in Manchester’s hospitals has almost doubled over the weekend, HSJ understands.


Dozens of hospitals hit dangerous bed occupancy levels

Dozens of acute trusts have operated at very high levels of bed occupancy in the past month, as they deal with a surge in non-covid patients with thousands fewer beds than normal.

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Bolton sees slight decline in covid patients

The number of covid inpatients at Royal Bolton Hospital has declined slightly over the weekend.

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Landmark reconfiguration that promised to save 300 lives a year ‘quietly dropped’

One of the highest profile NHS reconfigurations of the last decade — that pledged to save 300 lives per year — has been “quietly dropped”, HSJ has learned.


Hospital chief: ‘If I was a man from Manchester, I’d have been a CEO 10 years ago’

A new provider chief executive says her path to the top job would have been 10 years quicker if she was male and from somewhere more fashionable than Bolton.


Exclusive: New areas see rapidly rising covid pressure on hospitals

Covid demand on hospitals is now rising rapidly in parts of England so far spared the worst of wave two, analysis of new figures reveals.

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Exclusive: New surge in Manchester covid patients amid lockdown row

Greater Manchester’s hospitals have seen a new surge in beds occupied by patients with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, HSJ understands.

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Trust reports sharp spike in covid patients

An acute hospital in Greater Manchester is now experiencing a spike in coronavirus patients, following weeks of high infection rates in the community.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year

The Clinical Coding team are vitally important for Kettering as clinically coded data forms the bedrock of information they have on their patients.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: HSJ Value Award of the Year

Just one in four people suffering from a long-term mental illness are in work. Mental health problems at work cost the economy £34.9bn with a cost to business of £26bn each year.

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Parents who lost babies join Kirkup panel

Two parents who have lost babies are to act as specialist advisers to an investigation into maternity and neonatal services in East Kent, which is beginning its work.

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Bullying, bad behaviour and broken IT uncovered at worst trusts for junior doctors

Regulators have uncovered multiple examples of patients being put at risk when junior doctors are left with tasks they are not trained for, lacking support, and facing bullying and inappropriate behaviour.


Greater Manchester must ‘deeply recognise’ its A&E problem

The need for Greater Manchester to improve its performance against the accident and emergency target needs to be “deeply recognised” — and lessons learned from the slower than expected impact of the region’s prevention work, one of its senior leaders had told HSJ.

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Scent of a scandal

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Top hospital chief executive leaving to head challenged STP

A widely respected hospital chief executive has been appointed chief officer for a large sustainability and transformation partnership in the north west, HSJ has learned.

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‘Outstanding’ leadership trust names new chief exec

A hospital trust rated “outstanding” for leadership has appointed a new chief executive from a nearby provider.