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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 30 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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Special measures hospital buddied with turnaround trust

A foundation trust which has dramatically improved care quality in recent years has been buddied with a troubled organisation 80 miles away.

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Special measures trust chief steps down

The chief executive of a special measures trust has stepped down just weeks after its chair departed.

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Special measures trust delays decision on cancer patients move

A trust in special measures has delayed a board discussion on plans to move cancer patients to a neighbouring hospital 40 miles away, amid patient safety concerns from senior clinicians.

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Rural area faces 'major problem' this winter

Regional chiefs have identified Norfolk as a trouble spot this winter, with local ambulance handover delays described as a “major problem”, according to leaked meeting minutes obtained by HSJ.

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Trust chair departs and says leadership change is ‘right thing’

The chair of a trust recently put back into special measures has announced his resignation, adding “a change in board leadership” was needed to address the “significant cultural change” required for a turnaround.

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NHS warned of 'crippling' PFI charges over the next decade

The NHS has been warned of “crippling” finance charges from its PFI contracts over the next decade, when aggregate repayments on the deals will reach their peak.

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Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

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STP plans major stroke reconfiguration

Norfolk and Waveney sustainability and transformation partnership is drawing up plans for a major stroke reconfiguration which involves partnering with a neighbouring trauma centre, HSJ has learned.

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UPDATED: Hospital board decides against emergency proposal to suspend cancer ops

A hospital has decided against rolling out emergency proposals discussed today to suspending cancer and urgent operations but it could postpone routine operations because of significant staff shortages.

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DGH drops back into special measures

A small rural trust has been put back in special measures after inspectors found a deterioration in quality since their last visit.

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Trust paid interim manager £311,000 for six months work

An acute trust paid an interim manager more than £300,000 for six months work – despite a national crackdown on excessive pay rates, HSJ can reveal.

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CCGs appoint new joint chief

North Norfolk and South Norfolk clinical commissioning groups have appointed a new chief officer, the CCGs have announced.

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Community trust with 'passionate' leaders rated outstanding

Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust has been rated outstanding by inspectors, the Care Quality Commission has announced.

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Major hospital with ‘bullying culture’ put in special measures

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been placed in special measures after inspectors rated the trust and its leadership inadequate, having found a “bullying culture” and an “obvious deterioration” in services.

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Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.

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GIRFT: Outlier trust stops performing lung cancer procedure

A major teaching hospital identified as an outlier for thoracic surgery by a clinical audit has stopped performing a surgical procedure.

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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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Council warnings over 'corrosive' legal challenge by NHS trusts

A “corrosive” legal bid by 20 NHS foundation trusts for business rates relief could threaten the financial viability of some councils.

Ambulance

Exclusive: Hunt orders new ambulance handover plan following 'unacceptable' delays

Jeremy Hunt has told system leaders to draw up new plans to tackle handover delays this month after efforts to curtail ambulance queues outside hospitals failed this winter, HSJ understands.