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Trusts drop business rates battle against councils

Eleven NHS trusts have dropped a long-running bid to pay business rates at a discount usually reserved for charities, according to the Local Government Association.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements

Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.

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North by North West: The tough questions NHSE must answer over famous cancer trust

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.

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Nightingale contract extended to next year

NHS England has agreed a contract to maintain the Harrogate Nightingale Hospital until March 2021.

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Updated: People Plan amended over ‘unacceptable’ passage

NHS England’s chief people officer says she regrets “any upset or misunderstanding” following criticism over an “unacceptable” section of the newly published People Plan.

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ICS aims to fill one in five leadership positions with BAME candidates

A healthcare system has set itself the target of filling one in five of its senior leadership posts with black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.

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Incoming HEE chief: ‘White leaders under pressure’ to prove black lives matter

The NHS must directly confront the issue of “white privilege”, take responsibility for the fact that some from a minority ethnic background believe the service contains “racist” organisations, and stop looking for reasons not to tackle discrimination, leading NHS figures have told HSJ.

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Newly opened Nightingale to remain empty for time being

Patients will not be sent to the new Nightingale facility in Yorkshire for the time being, as the region’s existing hospitals continue to manage the surge in coronavirus cases.

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Field hospitals being set up across England

Moves are taking place to set up a raft of temporary hospitals across England — in venues such as conference and sports centres — to create additional capacity for coronavirus patients.

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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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Exclusive: Top trust chief picked to head new NHS England ‘taskforce’

An experienced trust chief executive has been chosen to lead a national taskforce group charged with improving inpatient mental health, learning disability and autism services for young people.

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Pensions crisis and staff shortages trigger record low cancer performance

A shortage of radiologists, pensions issues and rising demand have driven the worst breast cancer wait times for at least nine years, some of the worst performing trusts told HSJ.

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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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FT to enter regional pathology joint venture

An NHS foundation trust in north Yorkshire is participating in a pathology joint venture as part of a new networking approach.

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Twelve trusts to stop reporting waiting times performance as part of trial

NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.

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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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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the most staff experiencing violence

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.

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Regional director takes hospital chief exec role

A departing NHS Improvement regional director will take the chief executive post at a district general hospital, the trust announced.

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Trusts' costs triple amid clinical waste crisis

Nearly 20 NHS trusts are paying three times as much for clinical waste services after their contracts were moved from the company at the centre of the stockpiling row, HSJ can reveal.