County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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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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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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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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Excellence reporting – Learning from ‘the good stuff’

An initiative to acknowledge and learn from good practices in providing care at County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust has boosted staff morale and shown how organisations can capture excellence, say Sarah Mole, Jennie Winnard and Dr Richard Hixson

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Revealed: FT redundancy pay outs fall by more than a quarter

The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Trust lost half its radiologists in private work row

Nearly half the radiologists at a hospital trust left the provider in a row about private sector work, HSJ can reveal.

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Former Southern Health director takes up new executive role

A former regional adviser for the Care Quality Commission has been appointed executive medical director at a community and mental health trust.

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Trusts, council and GPs battle for £80m new care model contract

Two foundation trusts and a consortium formed by the county council and local GPs are set to compete for an £80m community services contract, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive: 18 'high calibre' leads appointed to major NHS improvement programme

Leading consultants have been appointed to lead 14 national reviews aimed at improving efficiency and reducing unwarranted variation in NHS, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Best Product or Innovation for Patient Safety - Public Sector

Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust: Frontline NHS Innovation: BHIS™ Postoperative Support Bra for Female Cardiothoracic Patients

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Revealed: 24 A&Es could be closed or downgraded

Twenty four emergency departments - around 15 per cent of the national total - could be closed or downgraded in the next four years, according to HSJ analysis.

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New A&E department to be built

Plans for a new accident and emergency department in Durham have been given the green light by the county council’s planning bosses.

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Latest STP published reveals hospital reconfiguration

Consolidating specialist hospital services on to two sites and creating a string of multispecialty community providers are key elements of the latest sustainability and transformation plan to be published.

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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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North by North West: Skilling up the dinner ladies

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

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

Darlington Memorial Hospital

'Bullying and blame culture' poses risk to patients at maternity unit

PATIENT SAFETY: Care of mothers and babies is being put at risk due to bullying and a blame culture at a North East maternity unit, a report has warned.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.

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Value in Healthcare podcast: encouraging patient self-management

Ian Briggs, of County Durham and Darlington FT, reveals how the trust changed care pathways to promote self-management of anti-coagulation treatment in warfarin patients.