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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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Recovery Watch: A critical window of opportunity for UEC reform

Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The new Recovery Watch newsletter will track prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.

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Exclusive: NHS pleas for covid upgrade funds went unmet ahead of second wave

Local NHS requests for hundreds of millions of pounds of government funding to help deal with covid pressures have gone unanswered throughout the pandemic, an HSJ investigation has found.

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Patients eight times more likely to die following major surgery at outlier hospitals

Death rates for a major emergency abdominal surgery are almost eight times higher at some outlier hospitals compared with top performers, a national report has found.

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Region least hit by covid has biggest problem with year-plus waiters

The English region least hit by the covid-19 outbreak so far has the biggest share of its waiting list who have been there a year or longer, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Leading trust chief brands NHSE’s new financial regime as ‘very risky’

A leading chief executive has described NHS England’s major changes to the financial architecture as ‘very risky’, amid a number of wider concerns from local leaders.

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Trusts end Lorenzo use after failed national IT programme

An acute trust in Yorkshire has become the first of its cohort to fully replace its electronic patient record installed under the much-criticised National Programme for IT, with another trust set to follow suit.

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Trust with record covid deaths asks NHSE  for help

The hospital trust which has been recording the largest number of covid deaths for several weeks has asked NHS England and NHS Improvement for help with infection control.

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Covid deaths at single trust nearly double that of any other provider

A single trust has recorded 90 per cent more covid-related deaths than any other NHS provider over the last month, an analysis by HSJ shows.

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Hospital group trust rated ‘outstanding’

A trust has become the only acute provider in its region rated “outstanding” overall by the Care Quality Commission.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Clinical Support Service Award

WINNER: Stericycle and Salford Royal Foundation Trust: Stericycle Bio Systems – Reusable sharps containers service

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'Fantasy' trust debts overtake PFI liabilities

A steep increase in emergency bailouts means NHS trusts’ total borrowing from the Department of Health and Social Care has overtaken their PFI liabilities.

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Hospital chain expands after CEO retires

A West Midlands hospital chain will expand to cover three trusts, following the resignation of a neighbouring trust’s chief executive.

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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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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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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Pathology network tenders £112m contract amid potential expansion

Pathology chiefs in the West Midlands have tendered a major contract despite uncertainty over whether they will follow NHS Improvement’s recommendations about which trusts will be in their network.

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The tragic Brenda Grant case should be a wake-up call

As more and more patients make Advance Decisions or living wills, it is imperative that trust chief executives take measures to improve record keeping and train their staff to implement them, says Victoria Butler-Cole

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Roundtable: How can industry play a part in boosting patient safety?

HSJ’s latest event asked panellists how the NHS’s industry partners might contribute to improving the service’s safety culture. Report by Alison Moore