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North by North West: Hancock’s grubby intervention over A&E closure

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10 new hospital vaccine sites revealed

Ten more hospitals are to start giving the Pfizer covid vaccine, including two in coronavirus ‘hot spots’.

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Exclusive: Doctors accuse trust of caving to political pressure to reopen ‘unsafe’ A&E

Senior clinicians say their trust board has caved into political pressure by making an ‘unsafe’ decision to re-open a small emergency department — having previously suggested this would not happen if there was a second wave of coronavirus.

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New site for pathology hub as PwC criticise ‘crude’ selection process

A new location has been chosen to create a centralised hub for pathology services in Lancashire, after a consultancy firm criticised a ‘ crude’ process in which another site was previously identified.

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Number of covid hospital patients in north west likely to equal April peak by end of month

Public health officials believe it is ‘extremely likely’ the North West region will have around 3,000 covid patients in hospital by the end of October – matching the numbers seen during the first peak of coronavirus.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Acute Service Redesign Initiative

The Integrated Urgent Care Team now work together with other transformation services to support older people living in the community in an integrated model of care to deliver ‘integrated urgent care at home’.

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Ex-regulator chief returns from Qatar to lead integrated care system

The former chief executive of the Trust Development Authority has been appointed to chair an integrated care system in the North West.

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Invest in a centrally-managed approach to work placements

Embedding good quality work experience in the NHS is vital to attracting the college students needed to address the workforce crisis, writes Gillian Cairn

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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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North by North West: Struggling to adapt

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North by North West: Why Liverpool missed out

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Eight CCGs to merge to make ‘really tricky decisions’

System leaders have drawn up plans to merge eight clinical commissioning groups into one organisation, to take some “really tricky decisions”.

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North by North West: Going electronic

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North by North West: Capital boosts

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Chief executive makes bid to lead second trust

Creating a “chain” model and shared leadership between providers in Lancashire could enable crucial reconfiguration of clinical services to finally move forward, an acute trust chief executive has told HSJ.

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North by North West: No case to answer

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Twelve trusts to stop reporting waiting times performance as part of trial

NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.

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North by North West: Groupthink

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North by North West: Unpicking the headlines

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North by North West: The region’s most important job

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