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5,000 jobs at risk as NHS commercial work collapses

The NHS could lose more than 5,000 research staff and around £500m in funding because of covid-19, according to senior trust leaders.

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Teaching trust’s top nurse leaves after 15 years

A major teaching hospital trust’s chief nurse has stepped down after 15 years.

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The Royal Mint joins growing list of PPE suppliers

The Department of Health and Social Care spent at least £488.8m buying personal protective equipment in April and May, newly published documents reveal.

Pathology

Trusts to buy Serco out of joint venture after losing major contract

Two foundation trusts are set to buy an outsourcing company out of a multimillion pound pathology partnership, HSJ can reveal.

Endoscopy

Urgent cancer treatment down 60 per cent in April

The number of patients receiving urgent cancer treatment fell by 60 per cent in April, as hospitals struggled to provide services while grappling with covid-19.

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Oxygen supply problems ‘the new PPE’, warn hospital bosses

Oxygen shortages and difficulties in expanding storage quickly are now a major problem for hospital bosses dealing with covid-19 patients, HSJ has been told.

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Trusts advise widespread use of PPE as staff ‘refuse to see patients’

Several major hospital trusts are telling staff to use personal protective equipment in a wider set of areas than recommended by current national guidance, amid staff concern and reports of doctors refusing work without it.

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Coronavirus deaths mapped: 13 trusts see 50 per cent of fatalities

Seventy-two trusts had recorded at least one coronavirus death on Sunday, an increase of 15 on Friday.

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London teaching trust says non-clinical staff must go to work as normal

One of the largest teaching trusts in England has told its non-clinical staff to go into work as normal, as it continues to plan its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Eleven trusts renew £1.5bn court battle with their local councils

Eleven hospital trusts are continuing a High Court action against their local authorities, by seeking to appeal a previous ruling that denied them an estimated £1.5bn in backdated business rates.

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Revealed: The trusts which will struggle most to deliver quality care in 2020

The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.

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Teaching trust hires deputy group chief and site CEO

A major teaching trust has appointed a new deputy group chief executive who will also act as site chief for its largest hospital.

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New targets set to be phased in from April, says NHSE

The NHS can expect a phased implementation of new operational targets from April — instead of a full switchover on day one — NHS England’s number two has said.

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ICSs must move beyond ‘transformation’, says Pritchard

Integrated care systems cannot focus purely on transformation, and will gradually move to taking on performance management jobs from NHS England and Improvement, the regulators’ number two has said.

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Merger deal paves way for huge land sale

A prestigious specialist trust will merge with one of the capital’s biggest teaching hospital trusts, in a deal which could pave the way for a huge land sale in west London.

Infection-control

First coronavirus cases confirmed in England

Two patients in England have been tested positive for the Wuhan novel Coronavirus, the chief medical officer said today.

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‘Inherently risky’ children’s cancer service to be overhauled after HSJ revelations

Children’s cancer services in south London are to be reconfigured after a new review confirmed they represented an “inherent geographical risk to patient safety” — following HSJ revelations last year of how serious concerns had been “buried” by senior leaders.

Pathology

Preferred bidder announced for £2.25bn contract

An incumbent pathology provider looks set to lose its bid to retain a contract worth £2.25bn over 15 years.

Neil Goulbourne

Integration pioneer trust hires director to join up services

A trust whose chief executive is also in charge of commissioning for its patch has appointed a director tasked with helping “join together” health and care services.