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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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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge

The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.

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Former medical director accused of bullying paid £300k

A former medical director who allegedly bullied senior clinicians was paid £300,000 in 2018-19, despite an external investigation into his conduct preventing him from fully carrying out his duties.

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Staffing and scanner problems behind trust’s soaring waiting times

Power and workforce problems led to nearly a third of patients referred for diagnostic tests waiting longer than the six-week target at one acute trust.

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Two STPs launch joint acute services review

Two health economies will team up to reconfigure acute services which could result in shared services, separation of urgent and elective work, and staff sharing schemes.

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Waiting times reach 23 weeks as admissions falter

Elective waiting times have risen from 22 weeks to 23 weeks over the last 14 months, and there is still no end in sight. The target, of course, is just 18 weeks.

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Largest deficit CCG breaks even for first time ahead of merger

England’s most cash-strapped clinical commissioning group is set to break-even financially for the first time in its history.

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Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention

NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the most staff experiencing violence

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.

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Revealed: The trusts where A&E has slipped most

Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.

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Virgin Care set to lose children's service contract to NHS consortium

Virgin Care is likely to lose a children’s contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds as commissioners are set to name an NHS consortium as preferred bidders.

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One year waiters double in six months

One year waiters should be going down, instead they are soaring, warns Rob Findlay

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Trust gets approval for long-awaited £42m single electronic record system

An acute and community trust has launched a long-awaited £42m overhaul of its electronic patient record systems which will “revolutionise” the way care is delivered by staff to patients.

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Chief exec and chair to take on neighbouring hospital trust

A remote acute and community trust will share a chair and chief executive with its nearest neighbour in a bid to find “long term solutions” to its challenges.

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New academy to recruit nurses with 'exceptional academic ability'

A nursing academy designed to attract and retain students with “exceptional academic ability” to improve patient safety is being launched at Exeter University in collaboration with local NHS trusts.

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Trusts singled out for failing at 'bog standard' IT

The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Exclusive: Patients at risk as blood clot assessments decline

Thousands of hospital patients are being put at risk of developing deadly blood clots that cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds because of a failure to carry out a routine assessment.

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Consultants fear trust services will be moved under 'shared leadership'

Consultants at a rural acute and community trust have raised fears services will be moved to another provider under a potential shared leadership model.

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Former PCT chief returns to NHS to lead STP and CCGs

A former primary care trust chief is set to lead a health economy on an interim basis after local managers were unable to find a candidate to take on the role permanently.