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Fifth standalone community trust rated ‘outstanding’

A fifth standalone community trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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‘About that bus…’: Preparing for ‘Armageddon’ and intense political scrutiny

Welcome to the ‘About that bus…’ weekly newsletter: giving you the inside track on how the fallout from Brexit is affecting the NHS at national and local level, edited by James Illman Contact me in confidence.

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NHS books hotels for staff as Kent braces for no-deal Brexit ‘Armageddon’

The NHS in Kent is block-booking hotel rooms for staff and planning with police to get workers and patients through “gridlocked roads” to hospitals as part of preparations for a no-deal Brexit “Armageddon”.

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Community trust upgraded to ‘outstanding’

A community trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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Health staff could be asked to sleep at work after Brexit

NHS staff in the south east of England could be asked to sleep at their workplace if travel is disrupted because of Brexit, under plans being drawn up by one trust.

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Social enterprise takes over children's services

A social enterprise has won a contract to provide all NHS and council commissioned children’s community services in Medway.

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Revealed: Patients stranded in hospital for months as officials 'squabble' over equipment

Patients with serious spinal injuries are unable to leave hospital for months because of “squabbles” between commissioners and providers over sourcing the equipment they need to go home, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: 23 trusts chosen for new Carter review

More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.

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Exclusive: STPs chosen to lead major £350m back office savings drive

Four sustainability and transformation plan areas will spearhead system leaders’ plans for regional back office mergers across the NHS, which could require significant changes to local governance structures.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Capitated budgets are a good deal for long term conditions

With the Year of Care capitation tariff attracting global interest, capitation budgets are becoming a mainstream need for seamless care of patients with long term conditions

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Daily Insight: Royal Free extends its influence

HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories from Wednesday

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CCGs win legal battle over Virgin community contract

COMMERCIAL: Kent clinical commissioning groups have won a legal bid to lift the suspension of a contract they awarded to Virgin Care.

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High performing trust bosses asked to 'peer review' others

Regulators have asked chief executives and chairs at “high performing” trusts to take part in reviews of other NHS providers.

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CCGs head to court to overturn Virgin contract suspension

COMMERCIAL: Two clinical commissioning groups are going to court to overturn a contract suspension obtained by a local trust.

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STP lead’s trust will miss savings targets

FINANCE: The trust whose chief executive is leading the Kent and Medway sustainability and transformation plan has said it cannot make the savings demanded in the first year.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.

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Community trust's staff turnover rises to 20pc

A community trust is facing staff turnover of 20 per cent a year as it struggles to replace and retain staff who are retiring, relocating or looking for a better work-life balance.

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Trust warns of ‘significant’ quality and safety risks if private provider keeps contract

COMMERCIAL: The loss of a £126m contract to another provider could cause multiple staffing and patient care issues, a trust has said.