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Trusts receive half of funding for ‘essential’ maternity improvements

Trusts have so far received just over half of the £102m they said was needed for ‘immediate and essential’ improvements in maternity services.

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Hospitals allowing staff to avoid self-isolation instructions from app

Trusts in the North East region have told staff identified as close contacts of positive covid-19 cases they can continue working if they take daily tests.

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Trusts drop business rates battle against councils

Eleven NHS trusts have dropped a long-running bid to pay business rates at a discount usually reserved for charities, according to the Local Government Association.

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Trusts say joint board under single chair ‘does not mean merger’

Two neighbouring hospital trusts have ruled out a full merger, despite forming a joint board under a single chairman.

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Exclusive: Leaked data reveals nearly quarter of a million year-plus waiters

Nearly a quarter of a million people have been waiting more than a year for operations and other hospital procedures, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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Without colleges, the People Plan will have a hollow core

Michael Wood on the need to understand the value of our local colleges to support a broad range of health and care roles and reach local populations from which the NHS often struggles to recruit

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year

The ImpACT+ service is delivered by a team of respiratory consultants, specialist respiratory nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists along with admin and clinical support staff.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year

The Clinical Coding team are vitally important for Kettering as clinically coded data forms the bedrock of information they have on their patients.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative

The place based paediatric offer across Tameside and Glossop consists of a number of initiatives that support children and their families being seen and treated by the most appropriate professional, at the right time and in the right place:

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: HSJ Value Award of the Year

Just one in four people suffering from a long-term mental illness are in work. Mental health problems at work cost the economy £34.9bn with a cost to business of £26bn each year.

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Prior: use of barcodes should be ‘commonplace in the NHS’

The widespread adoption of barcoding by the NHS is needed to meet the challenge posed by the Cumberlege patient safety review, according to NHS England chair Lord David Prior.

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Eleven trusts renew £1.5bn court battle with their local councils

Eleven hospital trusts are continuing a High Court action against their local authorities, by seeking to appeal a previous ruling that denied them an estimated £1.5bn in backdated business rates.

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Hospital funding call stepped up following storm damage

A hospital trust has stepped up its calls for capital funding for refurbishment off the back of damage caused by Storm Ciara.

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Senior nurse who tried to whistleblow unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules

A trust unfairly dismissed a senior nurse after she tried to invoke its formal whistleblowing policy, an employment tribunal has ruled.

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Region eyes devolved health powers

A combined local authority in the north east is seeking a Greater Manchester style devolution of powers over health and social care, in a bid to “reintroduce” services to one part of the region.

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Election pledges could target left-behind STPs

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

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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.

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Following the Money: Ignored STPs get capital injection

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.