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Trainee doctors raise safety concerns over 'double bleep carrying'

Serious safety concerns have been raised by junior doctors who have had to carry two on-call “bleeps” due to staffing shortages at a struggling acute trust.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

Following the Money: Light at the end of the tunnel

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

Ambulance

Exclusive: Hunt orders new ambulance handover plan following 'unacceptable' delays

Jeremy Hunt has told system leaders to draw up new plans to tackle handover delays this month after efforts to curtail ambulance queues outside hospitals failed this winter, HSJ understands.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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Trust accuses CCGs of 'completely nonsensical' approach to contract rows

A financially struggling acute trust has accused its commissioners of taking a “completely nonsensical” approach to resolving contract disputes over three years.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The NHS's new Cinderella service

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence on 0207 6089058, or send a direct message on Twitter.

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Trolley waits soar to record high

Hospitals saw a record spike in trolley waits last month as major emergency departments recorded their worst performance since records began, according to NHS England data published today.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Time to bite the bullet on reconfiguration

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill. Contact me in confidence here, or by sending a direct message on Twitter.

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Trust appoints permanent chief executive after two year wait

A struggling acute trust has appointed a substantive chief executive after being run by interims for more than two years.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Merger trusts hope for McKinsey level savings

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

Whistle

Exclusive: Whistleblower guardian criticises CQC over fit and proper person test

The national whistleblower protection body has asked the Care Quality Commission to “develop” its fit and proper person regulation after it discovered a trust “failed to adequately investigate” concerns raised about the behaviour of one its directors.

Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS FT

Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

Rob Gillies

Executive 'excluded' from struggling trust after culture review

An executive medical director has been excluded from work after a review of the culture at a troubled acute trust in the North West.

Andrew Morris

Trust chiefs staying a little longer in post - but 'need more support'

Chief executives of NHS providers are staying in the post for longer than they were three years ago, analysis by HSJ indicates.

Peter Reading

Exclusive: Special measures trust appoints ex-UCLH boss as new chief

A trust in special measures has appointed a former University College London Hospitals boss and private sector consultant as its new chief executive.

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Exclusive: One in five trusts did not make critical security updates before cyberattack

More than one in five trusts failed to properly apply security updates that would have protected them against the worst cyberattack in NHS history.

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Trust reveals why it sacked its chief executive

A hospital trust in the north west has disclosed brief details of the “gross misconduct” which resulted in its chief executive being sacked.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

VAT risk for major Manchester contract

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill