Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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NHS launches biggest central patient record programme since NPfIT

Seven trusts have been selected for a new centralised approach to buying major IT equipment in a bid to “accelerate” digitisation across the health service, HSJ has learned.

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Troubled trust given maximum fine for duty of candour breach

A troubled trust, where leaders are braced for a review into high-profile bullying allegations, was today fined for breaching duty of candour regulations in a separate case.

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Trusts failing to report ‘concerning’ numbers of hospital-acquired covid cases

Some acute trusts have failed to report large numbers of hospital-acquired covid infections as patient safety incidents, despite NHS England describing this as ‘fundamental’.

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Covid occupancy rates grow at outlier trusts while trend flattens nationally

The rate that England’s acute hospital beds are filling with covid patients has slowed down nationally — but a handful of trusts are still reporting growing occupancy rates despite four weeks of national lockdown.

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Revealed: Eight hospital trusts with more covid patients than in the spring

Eight hospital trusts have surpassed the level of covid-19 patients in general acute beds which they recorded in the spring peak, according to HSJ’s analysis of NHS England data.

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Supporting effective communication between clinicians

Efficient communication between clinicians has long been a challenge. With new digital solutions, and changes driven by covid, could that finally be changing?

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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: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative

The place based paediatric offer across Tameside and Glossop consists of a number of initiatives that support children and their families being seen and treated by the most appropriate professional, at the right time and in the right place:

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

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Two trusts forced to close 170 beds over fire safety concerns

Two large teaching trusts have been forced to close more than 170 beds due to concerns over fire safety, while significant sections of one hospital can only remain open if hourly checks are carried out.

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Catering staff win NHS pay rise after strike

Catering staff employed by private company Sodexo at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals FT have been given a pay rise after two days on strike.

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Catering staff to go on strike over pay

Catering staff employed by private company Sodexo at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals FT will go on strike next week in a dispute over pay.

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Closure confirmed for two stroke units

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System has confirmed two of its five hyper acute stroke units will close by October as part of major reconfiguration plans.

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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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New Year honours for hospital bosses and NHS England staff

Hospital chief executives and senior NHS England staff were among those named in the New Year’s Honours list.

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Fire safety warnings cost trusts millions to tackle

Seven hospital trusts have been issued with fire enforcement notices because of fears NHS trusts are not tackling the risks to patients.

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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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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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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'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.