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HSJ Awards 2021: Acute Sector Innovation of the Year

WINNER: Royal Devon and Exeter FT: Patient-Led Home Blood Testing

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and Royal Devon & Exeter NHSFT joined the NHSE/I Enhanced Supportive Care pilot in 2016, promoting earlier implementation of supportive/palliative care within cancer care to prevent and manage adverse effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Since 2019 our collaborative has analysed the most comprehensive ESC data available, ...

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More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads

Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Neighbouring ICSs plan single hospital IT system

Five trusts across two integrated care systems are drawing up plans to roll out a single electronic patient record funded by the government’s flagship infrastructure project.

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Trust buys Nightingale hospital to help tackle elective backlog

A hospital trust has bought the site of its local Nightingale Hospital, because it wants to continue using it to help tackle the elective backlog.

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‘40 new hospitals’ trust puts new IT system ahead of building

An acute and community trust, which has been allocated money as part of the “40 new hospitals” programme, is prioritising buying a new electronic patient record ahead of rebuilding its estate.

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‘Secretive’ safety findings set to be revealed direct to CQC

The Care Quality Commission may in future be notified when ‘secretive’ external reviews have looked at patient safety issues within trusts.

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West Country Chronicle: The NHS is failing to diagnose Devon’s autistic children

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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Merging trusts seek digital investment with ‘40 new hospitals’ funds

Two acute and community trusts are considering spending part of their government-funded estates cash on a major digital transformation project, amid plans to merge into one organisation.

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Trust boss warns region faces ‘absolute crisis’ with trusts ‘hanging on by their fingernails’

Hospital chiefs in the South West have warned the region will not avoid the extreme pressures felt by other parts of the NHS, amid rapidly rising numbers of covid-19 inpatients.

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HSJ’s most read technology stories of 2020

With 2020 down to its final days, it’s time to take a look back at HSJ’s most read technology stories of the year.

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10 new hospital vaccine sites revealed

Ten more hospitals are to start giving the Pfizer covid vaccine, including two in coronavirus ‘hot spots’.

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Revealed: £350m for first three months of Nightingale hospitals

Nearly £350m was earmarked by NHS England/Improvement for spending on England’s Nightingale hospitals, according to newly published contracts.

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Neighbour trusts set to extend ‘closer working’ scheme indefinitely

Two hospital trusts are set to extend their shared leadership indefinitely amid the expiry of a two-year collaboration contract.

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Patient deaths linked to long-standing failings at trust’s maternity unit

A previously unpublished report has laid bare multiple failings in a remote trust’s maternity department.

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Trusts concerned over long waits for covid-19 test results

Several NHS trusts have waited up to a week to find out if their patients have covid-19 after experiencing delays at local laboratories, HSJ has learned.

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Merger an "option" as financially challenged trusts consider future

Two hospital trusts in a health economy with major financial problems are to explore joining together more formally.

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STP’s acute trusts split over major IT investment

Two of a sustainability and transformation partnership’s four acute trusts are yet to commit to rolling out a shared electronic record system, despite being asked to by NHS Improvement.

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Acute trust admits £20m financial plan miss

An acute trust has increased its forecast deficit by around £20m, amid a worsening of its county’s overall finances.