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Exclusive: Genomic trusts named but 18 months from full operation

Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.

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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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Contract delays reported in genetic testing overhaul

A flagship project to commission new contracts for seven genetic testing hubs appears to have been delayed.

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Why the tide needs to turn on Carillion-style NHS wholly own subsidiaries

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe outlines how NHS trusts use wholly owned subsidiaries to gain tax exemptions at the cost of employees who are left in the lurch

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Plan to put millions of patient records on the Amazon cloud

A new NHS national service has been set up to scan billions of pages of patient records and upload them to Amazon Web Services.

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Revealed: The largest land sales by NHS trusts

NHS trusts received around £350m from land sales in 2017-18, an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous year, according to new data.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Changing Culture

Winner East Cheshire Trust: Maintaining patient safety in times of escalation – an organisational approach

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Karin Smyth: Do away with tax benefits for wholly owned companies

Wholly owned companies drive a further fragmentation of the NHS and ignore the strategic drive towards partnership and cooperation across systems, opines Karin Smyth

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Trusts yet to agree permanent deals for former Carillion services

Permanent deals are yet to be agreed by NHS trusts whose facilities management services were hit by the collapse of Carillion, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive: Dramatic rise in attacks on hospital staff

Research by HSJ and Unison has found an absolute increase of 9.7 per cent in violent attacks on NHS hospital staff

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Exclusive: Major services shake up for troubled health economy

Community services across a swathe of the South West could be consolidated into a single service as a newly merged clinical commissioning group seeks to relieve pressure on hospitals.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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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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Serco set to take over Carillion NHS contracts

Facilities management services at five NHS hospital trusts could be taken over by Serco in a £29m deal, following the collapse of Carillion.

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Exclusive: Thousands of NHS staff to transfer to subsidiary companies

The employment contracts of thousands of non-clinical NHS staff could be transferred to subsidiary companies under plans being drawn up by 16 hospital trusts.

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Trolley waits soar to record high

Hospitals saw a record spike in trolley waits last month as major emergency departments recorded their worst performance since records began, according to NHS England data published today.

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Revealed: 14 trusts start contingency plans after Carillion collapse

Contingency plans are in operation across 14 NHS trusts after the collapse of construction and facilities management company Carillion.

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Blowout in 12 hour waits at 'extremely pressured' hospital trust

North Bristol Trust has had its worst month for accident and emergency performance on record and a senior clinician has warned staff to be braced for worse to come.

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CCGs backtrack on £10.5m contract after legal challenge

Three clinical commissioning groups pulled out of a £10.5m fertility contract just weeks before the service was meant to start, after a legal challenge to the decision.

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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.