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Former NHS chief executive to retire

A former chief executive of the NHS, Sir Duncan Nichol, is to retire after 56 years working in the health service.

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NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.

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Clinician rearrested in relation to baby deaths

Police have rearrested a woman on suspicion of murder of eight babies and attempted murder of nine other infants at the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust.

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Trusts at risk of losing millions in tariff row

Hospital trusts along the Welsh border are at risk of losing millions of pounds this year, as a cross-border dispute over tariffs drags on.

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Trust promotes medical director to CEO

The medical director at The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has been appointed as chief executive.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the most staff experiencing violence

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.

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Staff survey: Full breakdown of where staff are witnessing potentially harmful errors

Below is a breakdown of acute and combined trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2018 NHS staff survey.

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Exclusive: Hospitals to miss flagship winter target

Hospitals were on course to miss a flagship target to free up 4,000 beds, information obtained by HSJ suggests.

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Trust accused of dropping estates deal after pressure from Corbyn

A London trust pulled out of a strategic partnership partly due to political pressure from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, an estates management firm has claimed.

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North by North West: How to solve a problem like East Cheshire

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. This week by Rebecca Thomas, who covers Cheshire.

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Trust CEO resigns amid neonatal unit investigation

The chief executive of an acute trust has resigned amid an ongoing police investigation into eight deaths in its neonatal unit.

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Standalone community trusts meet safe staffing plans more often

One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.

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Health worker arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies

A healthcare worker has been arrested by police today on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to murder another six at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

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Trust could face court action after abandoning estates deal

A London trust has abandoned procurement plans for a strategic estates partnership following pressure from local campaign groups.

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North by North West: Cheshire and Merseyside trails on GP access

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. This week by Rebecca Thomas, who covers Cheshire, and Lawrence Dunhill, who covers Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester

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Trusts taken to court after dropping estates firm over Grenfell link

Two NHS trusts have been taken to court after pulling out of a multimillion pound estates partnership over concerns about an estates management company’s links to a Grenfell Tower contractor.

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North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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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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North by North West: Merger trusts hope for McKinsey level savings

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill