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Revealed: The trusts with the biggest drop in referrals

Referrals for treatment fell by 70 per cent during covid-19 lockdown, new data has shown.

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CCG chief takes on top role at ICS

A clinical commissioning group chief executive has taken on the top role at a southern integrated care system.

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We’ve proved hospital chains work, says CEO

The latest improvements across four acute hospitals in Greater Manchester should persuade regulators to promote the concept of “provider groups”, according to their chief executive.

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Trusts warn against ‘unfunded’ pay commitment ‘burden’

Trusts have warned they should not be “burdened with unfunded commitments” on pay and conditions, and said they “would welcome” talks on another multiyear NHS pay deal.

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Trust drops controversial subsidiary plans after new CEO joins

A teaching trust has scrapped controversial plans to set up a subsidiary company — a move which campaigners hailed as “extremely good news” for NHS staff.

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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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Celebrated trust rethinks subsidiary plans amid strike action

An acute trust may abandon its plans to set up a wholly owned subsidiary in the face of union opposition.

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Trust faces 48-hour strike over subsidiary company plans

Several hundred support staff at Frimley Health Foundation Trust are expected to strike for 48 hours this month, as controversy continues over its proposed subsidiary company.

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Trust stops making cancer drugs after criticism from regulator

An acute trust is to abandon manufacturing its own radiopharmaceuticals after a regulator said it needed more quality improvement work and better facilities.

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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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Revealed: The trusts with the worst orthopaedics outcomes

Outlier trusts for orthopaedic surgery have blamed above average infection rates, a need for closer supervision of trainees, and frail and overweight patient cohorts for their results.

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Virgin Care hires former NHS regulator boss

David Bennett, the former boss of the competition regulator Monitor, has been appointed chair of Virgin Care, HSJ has learned.

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Virgin Care and NHS partner win £85m contract

Virgin Care and an NHS provider have won an £85m joint community services project.

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Trust pursuing subsidiary plan amid unions’ opposition

A foundation trust is pursuing plans to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary company following concerns unions are spreading “misinformation“ among staff.

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Enough talk about system leadership, time for action

Sustained investment in place-based leadership, the creation of more boundary spanning leadership roles, and the development of a cadre of leaders committed to co-producing the solutions with citizens are needed to make system leadership real. By Paul Burstow

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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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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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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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Exclusive: Five ICS agree £12m deal for country's biggest regional patient record

Five integrated care systems have agreed to fund what will become the biggest electronic regional record in the country so far, covering 3.8m people.