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Hospital chief: Centre was ‘disrespectful’ in capital awards

A hospital chief executive has accused the government and national NHS leaders of being “disrespectful” in relation to their announcements of new capital projects.

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Revealed: Mass use of credit check firm to find NHS patients to charge

An NHS trust is routinely sharing patients’ identities with a major credit check firm to find overseas visitors who can be charged, and officials have sought to extend the scheme nationally, HSJ can reveal.

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Twenty big NHS building projects that need Boris’ cash

With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.

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Government claims NHS won't be hit by Interserve administration

The government has said neither NHS services nor jobs will be affected by the administration of a large outsourcing company.

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Exclusive: CCG inefficiencies 'blocking' access to IVF

Commissioning inefficiencies are said to be “blocking” patients’ access to IVF, as new data reveals some areas are spending at least twice as much as others on a single cycle of fertility treatment.

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Acutes 'carrying all the risk' in city with five specialists - CEO

The long-planned hospital merger in Liverpool is unlikely to create an NHS trust which is financially secure – so there will need to be a rebalancing of funding in the city to help it escape a structural deficit, according to an acute chief executive in the patch.

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New chair for troubled ambulance trust

A former acute trust chief executive is to take over as chair of South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust.

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Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

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Jeremy Hunt to announce digital trust 'buddies'

The government will distribute £181m to a second wave of digital trusts, the health secretary is expected to announce tomorrow.

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The best and worst performing trusts on patient experience

Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.

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Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year

Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.

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Leaked STP document reveals A&E downgrade plans

The sustainability and transformation plan for Cheshire and Mersey includes the downgrade of at least one accident and emergency department, along with a major consolidation of elective care, according to a document obtained by HSJ.

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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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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

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

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Exclusive: Official index reveals tech leaders and laggards

A new NHS England assessment of “digital maturity” across the NHS lays bare significant variation among providers, HSJ can reveal.

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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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Women's hospital proposes relocation to acute trust site

STRUCTURE: Liverpool Women’s Foundation Trust has concluded that its hospital needs to be relocated to a site that offers adult acute services.

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North of England: Staff survey best and worst performers

Analysis of the best and worst performers in the North of England region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015, released today.

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First special measures GP practice to close

One of the first GP practices to be placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission is to close, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: Winners and losers from clinical negligence scheme changes

Seventeen trusts saw a 25 per cent hike in their clinical negligence premiums last year, according to new figures published by the NHS Litigation Authority.