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Ombudsman probes failings of its own investigation

The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman has launched a review of failings in relation to an investigation into the death of a young woman with anorexia, HSJ has learned.

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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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‘Outstanding’ rating for trust in troubled health economy

Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust has had its rating upgraded from “good” to “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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Two trusts forced to close 170 beds over fire safety concerns

Two large teaching trusts have been forced to close more than 170 beds due to concerns over fire safety, while significant sections of one hospital can only remain open if hourly checks are carried out.

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Specialist trust now providing a fifth of all NHS private patient work

A specialist cancer trust increased its income from private patients by £17m last year, while the service as a whole saw non-NHS healthcare revenues rise by 6 per cent.

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STP plans to axe all trauma services at DGH

Cambridgeshire leaders have set out plans to remove all trauma work from a struggling district general hospital as part of a major clinical reconfiguration.

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CCG axes IVF despite minister branding decision “not acceptable”

A heavily indebted CCG is to end funding for almost all IVF treatment, despite being told by a government minister that the move was “not acceptable”.

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Twenty big NHS building projects that need Boris’ cash

With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.

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Struggling CCG forced to reduce services cuts programme

One of the NHS’ largest commissioning groups has radically reduced a package of community service cuts following pushback from providers and clinicians.

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Performance Watch: Lessons from the trial of new A&E targets

Performance Watch is HSJ’s fortnightly expert briefing on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.

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Plans to trial sepsis target could be dropped

Plans to trial a new standalone one-hour sepsis target for emergency departments as part of the NHS standards review pilot could be dropped, HSJ  understands.

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UPDATED: CCG backtracks over major cuts plan after DHSC intervention

A large clinical commissioning group has pushed back its discussion of controversial proposals to axe NHS funded IVF, just hours after HSJ reported the recommendations were on the table.

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Fourteen trusts to be excused from reporting A&E target during controversial trial

Fresh concerns have been raised about how NHS England is conducting its controversial pilot of new accident and emergency standards.

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Trust reviews major pathways ahead of Epic overhaul

An acute and community trust is reviewing four of its main care pathways in an effort to avoid issues faced by other providers as it prepares to switch to the Epic electronic patient record.

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Tragic death of 19-year-old 'inextricably linked' to four other fatalities

A senior coroner is investigating whether the deaths of five patients with eating disorders in Cambridgeshire are connected by systemic care failings, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: The trusts testing the new A&E targets

NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.

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Inadequate CCG making 'good progress' after scathing review

An inadequate-rated clinical commissioning group, which was heavily criticised in a review of its governance, leadership and operations, is now making “good progress” on addressing its problems, a follow-up report has said.

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Integrated trust mulls IT link with neighbour

An acute, community and social care trust is considering linking up with its neighbour to get American company Epic as its new provider of electronic patient records.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the highest and lowest levels of discrimination

The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.

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STP's first full-time chief executive to retire

A sustainability and transformation partnership has announced the retirement of its first full-time lead officer after just over a year in the role.