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ENT surgery readmissions “much higher than reported”

Ear, nose and throat surgery in the NHS suffers from “significant unwarranted variation” in outcomes, a new study has found.

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Large acute declares ‘critical incident’ over A&E pressures

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has declared a “critical incident” due to pressures on its emergency services.

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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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Bosses hope six-way merger can help with A&E pressure

The merger of six clinical commissioning groups in Nottinghamshire has been confirmed, following approval by NHS England.

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Power failure hits IT systems at major acute trust

A power failure at a major acute trust in the East Midlands has affected IT services and some clinical systems across its two hospital sites.

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£170k charge on whistleblower will not deter others claims tribunal

A consultant surgeon must pay an NHS trust £170,000 after he lost a whistleblowing case on appeal.

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Midlands teaching trust on ‘black alert’ again

Nottingham University Hospitals has been on black alert for multiple days after being faced with “very high” emergency attendances since last week.

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‘High risk’ estates maintenance cost continues to spiral

The cost of fixing NHS buildings to avoid serious injuries to patients and major disruption to clinical services continues to rise and outstrip the NHS’ investment in estates maintenance, new figures reveal.

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Special measures hospital seeks ‘workforce academy’

A struggling district general hospital is in discussions with a local college to establish a “workforce academy” and school of nursing to address its workforce problems, its chief executive told HSJ.

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Junior doctors pursued for pension costs after backdated pay rise

Hundreds of junior doctors are being pursued by NHS trusts for unpaid pension contributions linked to their backdated pay award, HSJ has learned.

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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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Calls to expand flexible working options following year-long trial

Policymakers are being called on to expand nurses’ flexible working options after a year-long trial involving more than 200 nurses showed evidence it would improve work-life balance.

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Teaching trust flagged as cancer outlier two years in a row

A teaching hospital has redesigned part of its cancer service after being flagged as an outlier in two national clinical audits.

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Treatment centre caps patient stay length over safety concerns

A treatment centre which recently changed provider will only be taking on clinical work with “at most a one-night stay” for the next few months to ensure patient safety.

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ICS to lose managing director in the autumn

The managing director of a ‘first-wave’ integrated care system is to step down in the autumn, HSJ understands.

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Trusts turn to artificial intelligence to tackle staff shortage

Two East Midlands trusts are trialling the use of artificial intelligence tools to diagnose breast cancer in a bid to mitigate the national shortage of radiologists.

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‘Black alert’ declared at Midlands teaching trust

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has declared a black alert and is urging staff to prioritise patient discharges.

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NHS takeover of treatment centre sparks tax and pension fears among medical staff

The Nottingham Treatment Centre may face a shortage of medical staff as a result of some doctors’ concerns that its takeover by the NHS could have negative tax and pension implications for them.

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Key caesarean drug unavailable for two weeks

A drug used in most caesarean sections in the UK is expected to be unavailable for the next two weeks, prompting concerns some trusts may run out of supplies.

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Council chief to lead city’s ‘integrated care provider’

The chief executive of a city council which had previously suspended its involvement in an integrated care system has been appointed to one of its leadership posts.