East Sussex Healthcare NHS 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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ICS admits 14 of its major services are ‘fragile and challenged’

Fourteen of an integrated care system’s major services — which account for the ‘majority of [its] planned care’ — have been described as ‘fragile and challenged’.

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Exclusive: Trust to take over private hospital

A trust is taking over a local independent hospital and intends to keep it for mainly private patients, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements

Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.

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Hospital hosts others’ surgeons so cancer ops can go ahead

A specialist trust has freed up 29 theatre sessions a week so cancer surgery from nearby providers can continue during the covid pandemic.

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Covid infections caught in hospital up by half in a week

Covid-19 infections likely to have been caught in hospital have increased by almost half in a week, with several trusts seeing significant rises, HSJ can reveal.

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Covid crisis forces suspension of maternity services

Some trusts in London and the South East are closing standalone birth centres and warning they cannot support home births because of high levels of demand for ambulance services from covid patients.

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Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Award

The Kidzmed project was a quality improvement project to teach children and young people how to take tablet medication.

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Trust appoints interim chief after covid-19 crisis hits recruitment plans

A trust has appointed an interim chief executive after the coronavirus crisis meant it was unable to carry out a normal recruitment process for the permanent post.

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‘Mountain’ waiting list will need five-year plan, says royal college

The NHS will need a five-year strategy to deal with a “mountain” of an elective waiting list following the coronavirus outbreak, the Royal College of Surgeons has said.

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Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff

NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.

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Chief to retire after taking trust out of ‘special measures’

The chief executive of a Sussex trust is to retire in September, four years after taking up the role.

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Exclusive: Trusts set to be let off £10bn debt

NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.

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Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

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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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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge

The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.

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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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Three organisations in STP leave special measures

Three organisations, which are part of a sustainability and transformation partnership once seen as one of the country’s most challenged, have left financial special measures.