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Leadership Q&A: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Integrated Heath and Care System

The board of Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust explain how the role of independent chair will lead the Integrated Care System Leadership Group and help shape the vision of transforming health and social care across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

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Following the Money: The future of NHS procurement revealed

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

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Breast cancer target performance drops 10pp in a year

Performance against a target for the NHS to quickly see patients with suspected breast cancer fell by more than 10 percentage points in the last financial year, new data reveals.

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Trusts use apprenticeship levy to retain student nurses

Nursing students will have their course fees paid for government funding in exchange for committing to work for two remote NHS trusts.

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Uncertain future for £1bn saving scheme

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

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Staff survey analysis: Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

Below is 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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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.

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Former nurse made permanent CEO of special measures trust

An acute trust in special measures has made its interim chief executive a permanent appointment.

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Troubled trust moves major service in bid to improve flow

A special measures trust is shifting nearly all its elective orthopaedic work out of its main hospital as part of a raft of initiatives aimed at getting out of special measures.

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Fraudulent NHS manager ordered to sell barge

A disgraced NHS non-executive who lied his way into a string of top jobs has been ordered to sell his boat and cash in a pension plan to repay some of the money he earned through his fraud.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Improving Safety in Medicines Management

Winner Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust: Clozapine clinic patient safety improvement initiative

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Chief executive of 'inadequate' trust resigns

The chief executive of a trust with “longstanding” patient safety concerns has resigned.

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'System approach' helps trust boost A&E performance by 40 percentage points

Extra beds, more staff at night, and twice-daily meetings with health economy chiefs are among the factors that caused an “inadequate” trust’s A&E performance to rocket by nearly 40 percentage points in two months.

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Year-plus waiters rise 75 per cent

The number of patients waiting a year or more for elective treatment has risen by 75 per cent year-on-year, NHS Improvement data confirms.

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Chair steps down at special measures trust

The chair of an acute trust in special measures has announced he will step down at the end of this month.

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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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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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CCG backs down over patient transport funding cuts

Kidney patients in Cornwall relying on dialysis treatment will continue to receive NHS funded transport to hospital after commissioners reversed a decision to make them pay.

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CQC orders trust to make 'significant improvements' by next week

Patient safety is not prioritised enough at a special measures trust’s maternity and surgery units, the chief inspector of hospitals has warned.