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'Ageing estate' prompts review at specialist centre

NHS England will review a Hertfordshire cancer centre amid concerns over the services’ “long-term sustainability”.

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Trio of trusts to outsource pathology services

Three trusts’ pathology services look likely to be outsourced in an STP-wide procurement process.

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NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.

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The Integrator: Can councils be true partners in ICS?

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by commissioning correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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Ambitions to hold the waiting list steady this financial year are doomed

The waiting list isn’t shrinking much this autumn. So there is little chance of holding the waiting list steady in 2018-19, as the planning guidance intended. By Rob Findlay

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Former health minister to chair STP

A former health minister has been appointed as the chair of a Home Counties sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Exclusive: The highest paid interim managers

An investigation has revealed some of the highest interim manager payments by NHS trusts, including a chief operating officer who cost his trust the equivalent of £700,000 per year.

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Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

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Barking trust brings in ex-British Airways boss

An NHS trust with severe financial challenges has appointed a former British Airways boss as its chief financial officer.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Improving Safety in Medicines Management

Winner Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust: Clozapine clinic patient safety improvement initiative

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Exclusive: CCGs U-turn on ‘de-humanising’ funding policies after legal threat

Thirteen clinical commissioning groups have performed a U-turn on “de-humanising” funding policies, after being threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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Following the Money: Carillion collapse offers lessons to NHS over late payments

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. This week by correspondent Nick Carding.

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Trusts singled out for failing at 'bog standard' IT

The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Revealed: New money for 15 trusts to trial flexible working

Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.

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Optimising NHS human resources more important now than ever before

As demands placed on NHS staff grow, employers accept that more can be done to properly use and retain the talents of the people who make up the health service, writes Danny Mortimer

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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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Trust cuts spending on agency staff by half

A trust has cut its spending on agency staff by half through greater use of electronic rostering.

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Watchdog threatens 13 CCGs with legal action over 'discrimination'

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to 13 clinical commissioning groups threatening legal action over “discriminatory” funding policies for people with serious long term health conditions.