North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

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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.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Breaking: Acute and mental health trusts to merge

An acute hospital trust and mental health and community trust could merge into a single provider.

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Region's elderly care services 'inconsistent', says CQC

Health services for older people in Cumbria are inconsistent and services are in the “very early” stages of integration, the Care Quality Commission has said.

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Ten innovators in care redesign and integration

This week we look at the organisations shortlisted for their innovative work in Acute, Community and/or Primary Care Services Redesign at the 2017 HSJ Awards.

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The innovators in hospital admissions avoidance

HSJ Solutions is the largest database of validated best practice in the NHS. Here you will find workable and evidence based solutions to everyday challenges facing the NHS.

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In depth: Trusts respond to vascular GIRFT review

HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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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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Updated: Reconfiguration experts reject review of controversial maternity plans

Independent experts have rejected local councillors’ request for a full review into controversial maternity reconfiguration plans in a troubled health economy.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Escaping the A&E chopping block

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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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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North by North West: The devo gloss comes off

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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North by North West: A fresh start for Liverpool

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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Exclusive: Pioneering trust partnership names joint exec team

A hospital and mental health trust have confirmed their joint board and management structure, HSJ can reveal.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Goodbye CCGs, hello SCFs

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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Exclusive: Hunt refers controversial maternity shake up to independent experts

Jeremy Hunt has referred the decision on controversial maternity reconfiguration plans in a troubled health economy to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel, HSJ can reveal.

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Updated: The NHS trusts with the highest DTOC rates

The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

More cash and staff needed for controversial service changes, royal college warns

A “more imaginative” recruitment strategy and “considerable” investment will be needed to deliver a former success regime’s controversial maternity plans, a royal college has warned.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Carving up Greater Manchester

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England from Lawrence Dunhill

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Exclusive: Trust bailouts rise to £2.7bn as more rely on loans

NHS trusts were forced to draw down £2.7bn of emergency cash bailouts from the government last year – with two-thirds of hospital providers now relying on government loans to maintain payments to staff and suppliers.