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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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Region's finance directors agree to join up trusts' procurement

More than a dozen NHS trusts in a devolution area have agreed to align their buying power for purchases costing more than £1m, HSJ can reveal.

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Greater Manchester eyes 52 NHS sites for 1,700 new homes

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North by North West: Virgin territory

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Why the tide needs to turn on Carillion-style NHS wholly own subsidiaries

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe outlines how NHS trusts use wholly owned subsidiaries to gain tax exemptions at the cost of employees who are left in the lurch

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Subsidiary company plans spark union anger

NHS trusts looking to create wholly owned subsidiary companies to secure VAT savings risk facing action by union members with strike action already planned at one trust.

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Trusts report new delays in recruiting overseas doctors

Non-EU doctors have been delayed starting their new jobs in the UK because of changes to immigration rules, HSJ has learned.

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Regulator halts teaching trust’s subsidiary plans

A large teaching hospital trust in the East Midlands has dropped plans to set up a subsidiary company after being told by NHS Improvement that the new health and social care secretary Matt Hancock would be unlikely to approve it.

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North by North West: Trusts drowning in debt

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Council offers £2m to stop FT's subsidiary plan

A hospital trust in the north west has dropped plans to transfer hundreds of non-clinical staff into a subsidiary company, after a financial deal was struck with the local authority.

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Council chief takes accountable officer role at CCG

A local authority chief executive has taken the accountable officer role at the local clinical commissioning group.

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Visa cap is 'not logical' and threatens patient care

The government’s tier two visa cap is “not logical” and is “threatening patient care and safety”, HSJ has been told.

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Cowper’s Cut: The less deceived

Andy Cowper ruminates on drawing a line between experience and cynicism when it comes to NHS politics and management

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North by North West: Greater Manchester's Achilles' heel

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Revealed: Greater Manchester plans major hospital services shake-up

New plans to reconfigure more than two-thirds of acute services across Greater Manchester are expected to be outlined later this year, the leader of its devolution team has said.

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Exclusive: Patients at risk as blood clot assessments decline

Thousands of hospital patients are being put at risk of developing deadly blood clots that cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds because of a failure to carry out a routine assessment.

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Exclusive: Hunt warned over private hospital safety after NHS patient death

The safety of NHS patients treated in private hospitals has been raised directly with health secretary Jeremy Hunt following the death of an NHS patient.

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

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Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

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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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.