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North by North West: The real route to reopening a fragile service

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Trusts receive half of funding for ‘essential’ maternity improvements

Trusts have so far received just over half of the £102m they said was needed for ‘immediate and essential’ improvements in maternity services.

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North by North West: The legacy of Shipman

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Landmark reconfiguration that promised to save 300 lives a year ‘quietly dropped’

One of the highest profile NHS reconfigurations of the last decade — that pledged to save 300 lives per year — has been “quietly dropped”, HSJ has learned.

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Ex-teaching trust CEO joins NHS property quango

A former teaching trust CEO who quit amid financial turmoil, plus a recently departed acute chair, have become directors at NHS Property Services.

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Struggling FT appoints new chair

A troubled acute trust in Greater Manchester has appointed a new substantive chair.

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Exclusive: Reviews of hospital-acquired covid deaths as ‘basic’ breaches found

Senior doctors are leading a programme of work to review deaths caused by hospital-acquired covid in the North West, which has had disproportionately high rates of nosocomial infections over the last three months.

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North by North West: Glimpsing the peak and surveying the wreckage

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Doctors claim major infection control ‘deficiencies’ at region’s hospitals

Research by a group of doctors has found ‘major deficiencies’ around infection control within hospitals in the North West region.

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Chair of troubled FT to resign after CEO’s sudden departure

The chair of a troubled acute trust in Greater Manchester has announced his resignation, a month after its chief executive announced her sudden departure.

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HSJ’s 50 most read articles of 2020

HSJ takes a look back at the 50 most read stories of 2020.

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Leadership of struggling trust to be taken over as CEO announces sudden departure

The chief executive of an acute trust in Greater Manchester has suddenly announced her departure, with the boss of a neighbouring provider set to take over the organisation’s leadership on a joint basis.

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Two trusts in Greater Manchester suspend some electives

Two hospital trusts in Greater Manchester have suspended some non-urgent elective care, with one also taking steps to move some cancer procedures to alternative sites, HSJ  understands.

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Exclusive: New surge in Manchester covid patients amid lockdown row

Greater Manchester’s hospitals have seen a new surge in beds occupied by patients with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, HSJ understands.

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Following the Money: Pivotal moment for the tariff

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, this week by correspondent Tom Norton.

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Four more directors exit struggling FT’s board

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Hundreds of women left ‘distressed’ by diagnostic test

Hundreds of women have said they’ve undergone “distressing” diagnostic tests at NHS hospitals which were not carried out in line with recommended practice, according to information shared with HSJ.

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Greater Manchester must ‘deeply recognise’ its A&E problem

The need for Greater Manchester to improve its performance against the accident and emergency target needs to be “deeply recognised” — and lessons learned from the slower than expected impact of the region’s prevention work, one of its senior leaders had told HSJ.

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North by North West: Outsourcing, the Moors murderer, and £260k-a-year

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Swedish firm picked for major radiology contract

A Swedish company has been named preferred supplier for a major radiology contract, spanning eight NHS trusts in the North West, HSJ has learned.