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Trust becomes the first to record 1,000 covid-19 deaths

University Hospitals Birmingham FT has become the first trust to record more than 1,000 deaths from covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, new data has revealed.

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Exclusive: Capital to centralise elective care in new ICS hubs

London’s NHS is attempting to fast track the creation of centralised surgical hubs for each of its five health systems in a bid to recover spiralling waiting lists and long waits, HSJ understands.

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HSJ80 full list: The most influential people in health

The HSJ80 lists the figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the English NHS and health policy over the next 12 months

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Webinar: What has the NHS learnt from the pandemic and how will it shape future practice?

Alwen Williams, the chief executive of Barts Health Trust, was part of an expert panel that discussed what the NHS has learnt from the pandemic and how it will shape future practice.

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Revealed: the trusts getting a share of the £300m winter pressures fund

Over one hundred trusts will share a £300m capital fund to support coronavirus-related upgrades to emergency departments ahead of winter, the prime minister has announced today.

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NHS England warned fixing e-referral system now ‘critically urgent’

Hospital and GP leaders in east London have warned problems with the capital’s e-referral system have become a ‘critically urgent matter’.

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Three trusts agree pathology 'hub' model expected to save £51m

Three trusts in east London have agreed to consolidate much of their routine pathology work on a single “hub” site.

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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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Medics demand better terms for 'less valued colleagues'

A third of the doctors employed by Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust have written to management calling on them to rethink a controversial outsourcing deal.

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Flagship Nightingale hospital to be mothballed until second peak

London’s Nightingale Hospital is to be mothballed until a second peak, after seeing only a fraction of the patients first envisaged.

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Intensive care capacity must be permanently doubled, says Nightingale chief

Intensive care capacity in London will be doubled on a permanent basis following the coronavirus pandemic, according to the chief executive of the city’s temporary Nightingale hospital.

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UPDATE: Govt alerts trusts over ‘critical’ shortage of dialysis kit for covid patients

The availability of dialysis equipment used to treat more than a quarter of ventilated covid-19 patients has reached “critical” levels, HSJ has learned.

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Oxygen supply problems ‘the new PPE’, warn hospital bosses

Oxygen shortages and difficulties in expanding storage quickly are now a major problem for hospital bosses dealing with covid-19 patients, HSJ has been told.

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Exclusive: Details of Nightingale’s clinical model revealed

Extensive details of the clinical model for the new Nightingale Hospital in east London have been seen by HSJ — including the criteria for admitting patients and expected difficulties in transferring patients from other acute sites.

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The Ward Round: Staffing The Nightingale

Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, will make sure you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping ...

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US firm to provide tech for first Nightingale hospital

NHS chiefs have chosen Cerner as the electronic record provider for the new Nightingale Hospital in London.

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Nightingale top leadership revealed

The first members of the leadership team at the NHS’ flagship covid-19 treatment centre have been revealed.

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Revealed: The challenges and dilemmas as NHS Nightingale prepares to open

The NHS and Army’s project to convert London’s ExCel into a 4,000-bed field hospital — a plan of unprecedented scale for this country — is grappling with major clinical and cultural tensions, as well as the huge logistical challenge, ahead of its official opening next week.

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Coronavirus deaths mapped: 13 trusts see 50 per cent of fatalities

Seventy-two trusts had recorded at least one coronavirus death on Sunday, an increase of 15 on Friday.

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London begins major covid-19 reconfiguration

St Bartholomew’s Hospital is to be the emergency electives centre for the London region as part of a major reorganisation to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, HSJ understands.

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A different problem

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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Several of NHS’ biggest trusts set to miss financial plans

Several of the largest trusts in England appear unlikely to hit their financial “control totals”, after signalling they will need to review their year-end forecasts.

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Trusts in line for new hospitals will face extra charges

Six providers set to receive major public investment in new hospital buildings may struggle to afford annual charges on their new assets, according to experts.

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Trusts missing out on tens of millions from overseas patients

Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.

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HSJ Awards 2019: Digitising patient services initiative

WINNER: Barts Health Trust and Explain My Procedure – Animation Supported Consent

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Former national medical director takes London NED role

The former medical director of NHS Improvement has joined Barts Health Trust as a non-executive director, it has been announced.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

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How to transform outpatient care

Innovative approaches are needed to efficiently deliver the main functions of outpatient care, write Ben Horner and Rishi Das-Gupta

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London Eye: Hurricane heart

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge

The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.

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Government promises £3bn hospital building programme

The government has announced a £3bn capital investment plan to rebuild hospitals and replace diagnostic equipment.

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Twelve trusts to stop reporting waiting times performance as part of trial

NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.

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Patient safety is not a priority to be traded against others

A new report highlights that people working in healthcare see patient safety as a genuine priority and this is part of the problem as strategic priorities are traded off against each other, notes Helen Hughes

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Revealed: Junior doctors 'losing faith' in long hours safeguards

Junior doctors are “losing faith” in a system used to monitor their workload, with new data suggesting only a fraction of their concerns are leading to changes to services or rosters.

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Identifying and preventing TB in the community

Newham clinical commissioning group has won the 2018 HSJ Award for community or primary care services redesign (London and the south) for the Newham latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment programme. Alison Moore reports

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Trust picks 'NHS option' for pathology network

A hospital trust has chosen an “NHS option” for its pathology work in the shape of a large provider outside its local area.

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London Eye: In all but name

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Service improves from 'inadequate' after warning notice

A London hospital’s maternity service has improved enough to shed its “inadequate” rating, after serious concerns were raised about it at an inspection late last year.

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Commissioners probe collapse of 'trailblazing' service

Commissioners are investigating the abrupt closure of a midwifery service hailed as a “trailblazing” model in the NHS long-term plan which ceased operations after racking up £900,000 of debt.