City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

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Trust could borrow from local councils to fund reconfiguration bid

A foundation trust could use money borrowed from two local councils to fund multimillion pound reconfiguration plans.

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Twenty big NHS building projects that need Boris’ cash

With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.

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Some DGH chiefs paid more than CEOs at largest trusts

Fifteen trust chief executives were paid at yearly rates of more than £250,000 last year, including several in the north east running district general hospitals, according to HSJ analysis.

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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Health secretary backs hospital reconfiguration plans

The health and social care secretary has backed NHS plans for a major reconfiguration of acute hospital services.

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Major reconfiguration aims to ease financial pressure

Leaders in the north east are drawing up plans to shake up emergency and elective care services as part of a second wave of hospital reconfiguration due for consultation next year.

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Leaders of alliance trusts agree to full merger

Leaders of two acute hospital trusts have agreed to go ahead with plans to merge into one organisation.

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Government reveals new medical schools

Several areas of England struggling with doctor shortages are hoping to get a boost from five new medical schools, which have been announced today.

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In depth: Trusts respond to vascular GIRFT review

HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.

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Revealed: Last ACO commissioner abandons contract plans

The last commissioner with advanced plans to award an accountable care organisation contract has scaled back its proposals, HSJ can reveal.

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NHS leaders warn of 'significant risks' of blocking reconfiguration

Health leaders in the North East have warned councillors of the “significant risk” to protecting patient safety if they seek to block a reconfiguration of “vulnerable” acute services.

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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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Hospital services centralised in North East shake-up

Commissioners in the North East have approved plans to shift a range of hospital based services from South Tyneside to Sunderland.

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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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Hospital trusts to explore merger

A pair of acute foundation trusts are exploring the possibility of merging into a single provider.

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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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Workforce shortage delays mental health safety checks

The Care Quality Commission has increased pay for doctors carrying out essential safeguarding visits for mental health patients after a workforce shortage resulted in waiting time targets being missed.

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Trust chiefs staying a little longer in post - but 'need more support'

Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.

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Acute services could switch provider in major overhaul

Hospital based stroke, maternity, gynaecology and paediatric services could be shifted from South Tyneside to Sunderland as part of a major overhaul in services.

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Hospital trust tops sickness absence table for fourth year in a row

A hospital trust has topped the staff sickness absence rate table for the fourth year in a row, HSJ analysis reveals.