North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Stephen Eames

Leading trust CEO will switch to running ICS

The chief executive of a foundation trust has stepped down to take an expanded role with the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System.

Breast cancer radiology

Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

Rob findlay

Majority of local services are now breaching 18 weeks

At the end of July, less than 49 per cent of hospital services were achieving the 18 week RTT target, notes Rob Findlay

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

NHS trusts owe government £14bn

Heavily-indebted NHS providers are bidding to restructure their loans with the Department of Health and Social Care, albeit with little prospect of them being written off.

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Exclusive: Government pledges more NHS bailouts amid growing audit concerns

The government has intervened to reassure NHS trusts they will continue to be bailed out, following increasing concerns from auditors over their operational viability, HSJ has learned.

Rob findlay

Success on one-year waits, but waiting list grows to record-breaking size

The English NHS achieved its important ambition to halve the number of one-year waiters during 2018-19. However, the underlying waiting list continued to grow, reaching record levels and frustrating the other main ambition for elective waits. By Rob Findlay

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Brexit: Trust can operate for 'four days' under food shortage contingency plans

A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.

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From success regime to successful integrated care system

Stephen Eames reflects on the journey of North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust from being in special measures to leading a thriving integrated care system

Rob findlay

Winter hits elective waiting times

RTT waiting times shot up in December as winter started to bite. In better news, one year waits continued to fall. By Rob Findlay

cancer reaserch

National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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London trusts to lose £300m after tariff change

NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.

Ian Renwick

Some DGH chiefs paid more than CEOs at largest trusts

Fifteen trust chief executives were paid at yearly rates of more than £250,000 last year, including several in the north east running district general hospitals, according to HSJ analysis.

St James's University Hospital

Best of 2018: HSJ's top mental health stories

As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Rating the Russell era

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Q2

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Lab's labours lost?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: No white smoke

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Who will be the capital's new NHS boss?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

Clinical waste

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.