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How a culture of improvement powered health systems’ response to covid-19

A culture of continuous improvement underpins two health systems, which has enabled them to unlock capacity and energise their workforce in the face of a pandemic

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Harnessing teledermatology to improve cancer care in Leeds

Underpinned by a cross sector collaboration, a teledermatology service for patients with suspicious skin lesions is already showing demonstrable benefits for the wider system, writes Claire Read

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Cardiovascular Care Initiative of the Year

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership commissioned Yorkshire and Humber AHSN to deliver a Healthy Hearts project on behalf of the nine local Clinical Commissioning Groups.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative

The place based paediatric offer across Tameside and Glossop consists of a number of initiatives that support children and their families being seen and treated by the most appropriate professional, at the right time and in the right place:

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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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Prior: use of barcodes should be ‘commonplace in the NHS’

The widespread adoption of barcoding by the NHS is needed to meet the challenge posed by the Cumberlege patient safety review, according to NHS England chair Lord David Prior.

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Revealed: £350m for first three months of Nightingale hospitals

Nearly £350m was earmarked by NHS England/Improvement for spending on England’s Nightingale hospitals, according to newly published contracts.

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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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Trust chiefs decry ‘concentration on targets’ at DHSC

NHS chief executives have cautioned against a “too one-sided concentration” on targets by the Department of Health and Social Care, after HSJ reported government had challenged NHS England over its plans for improving workforce retention.

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Delayed care or missed follow-ups behind most ophthalmology claims

More than half the compensation claims in ophthalmology relate to late treatment or missed follow-ups, new data reveals.

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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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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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Teaching trust hires new digital chief

A hospital trust has appointed a new tech chief, months after his predecessor slammed the “excruciating” state of NHS IT as he stepped down from the role.

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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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Government promises £3bn hospital building programme

The government has announced a £3bn capital investment plan to rebuild hospitals and replace diagnostic equipment.

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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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Revealed: The 20 capital projects promised by the PM

The government has unveiled a list of 20 new capital investment projects worth a total of £853m.

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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.