East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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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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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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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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Three organisations in STP leave special measures

Three organisations, which are part of a sustainability and transformation partnership once seen as one of the country’s most challenged, have left financial special measures.

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NHSI 'impressed' with five pathology network launches

NHS Improvement believes acute trusts’ efforts to create regional pathology networks have been “impressive”, despite the number of fully operational collaboratives being half of what was expected so far.

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Senior responsible officer appointed at 'improving' STP

A sustainability and transformation partnership which has faced a turbulent few years has appointed new leadership.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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Trio of private providers fight for £2.2bn London contract

Three bidders have been shortlisted for one of the biggest NHS pathology contracts, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive: Tens of thousands of junior doctors working beyond contract

Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, resulting in fines worth more than £250,000, HSJ can reveal today.

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Former PCT chief executive appointed trust chair

A former primary care trust chief executive has been appointed chair of a financially-challenged acute trust.

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Trust seeks £14m capital for fire safety works

A trust is asking for £14m capital funding to address fire safety issues after a “recommendation” from its local fire and rescue service.

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Hospital board lacked ‘scrutiny and challenge’

A trust with financial problems was told to consider “refreshing” its board to ensure more challenge and expertise.

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Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

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Eight trusts tender £2bn pathology contract amid network shake-up

An NHS pathology contract worth more than £2bn has been put on the market with the aim of linking eight trusts’ laboratory services.

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Trust chair to step down early

The chair of a financially challenged trust is to step down after less than three years.

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Trust waiting list soars after review

A specialist trust has seen its waiting list rise by a third – and uncovered an additional 115 52 week waiters – after a review revealed its reported figures were incomplete.

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Trust paid interim manager £311,000 for six months work

An acute trust paid an interim manager more than £300,000 for six months work – despite a national crackdown on excessive pay rates, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust to review thousands of X-rays amid fears of harm

A Sussex trust is reviewing thousands of X-rays taken over the last six years which were not examined by radiologists at the time.

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Two acute trusts defy NHSI pathology plans

Two acute trusts are yet to agree to join pathology networks proposed 10 months ago by NHS Improvement under plans to save £200m by 2021.