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Covid-19

Hospitals told to involve engineers in ‘clinical decisions’ about oxygen

Trusts have been told to involve specialist gas engineers in their clinical decisions amid “very high demands” for oxygen services.

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Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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Troubled trust on PM’s patch confirms new chief

A troubled trust has announced it will make its interim chief executive permanent, after her predecessor’s departure in the wake of a staff coronavirus outbreak.

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Go-ahead given for hospital rebuild backed by PM

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has given the go-ahead to the building of a new ‘specialist emergency hospital’ – which was pledged as one of six major rebuilds by the prime minister – the month after it was called in.

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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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Council seeks to block hospital rebuild backed by PM

A council is urging Matt Hancock to call in a decision to build a new specialist emergency care hospital as part of a major £500m project backed by the prime minister.

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Location picked for new PM-backed hospital

The location of a new specialist emergency care hospital, which is part of a £500m project and one of six hospital rebuilds pledged by the prime minister, has been agreed by local leaders.

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National chiefs: Ventilators will follow ‘most immediate need’

National and regional NHS chiefs will seek to share out scarce ventilators to ”areas with the most immediate need, on a fair share basis relative to patient ventilation need, they have told hospital chiefs, who are increasingly concerned about what they will receive and when.

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Only six of 200 NHS private units signed up to complaints watchdog

Just six of the NHS’ more than 200 private patient units are signed up to the independent complaints adjudicator, HSJ has learned.

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Fraudsters impersonated four NHS CEOs to steal their salaries

Fraudsters tried to steal the salaries of four NHS chief executives during the last financial year by impersonating them in emails, HSJ can reveal.

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Pair of London trusts to share chair

A pair of London trusts have announced they will be sharing a chair, in the latest in a string of joint leadership moves across NHS trusts.

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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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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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Two more hospital trusts announce shared boss

Two hospital trusts today announced they will share a chair – the latest in a string of shared leadership moves among NHS providers, especially in London.

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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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Long-stalled hospital rebuild moves to next stage

A hospital reconfiguration project stalled for roughly 16 years is a step closer to being realised after commissioners and clinicians across regional boundaries signed off a joint business case.

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Exclusive: Capital billions promised by ministers fail to reach ‘front line’

Only a fraction of the £2.5bn of capital funding announced and allocated by the government for the NHS since 2017 has actually been released to the service.

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The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

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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.