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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

Leeds General Infirmary

Covid pressure forces cancellation of most operations

Planned operations including ”priority two” procedures were postponed at short notice at one of England’s largest hospital trusts earlier this week due to rising covid compounding other operational pressures, HSJ understands.

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Refugees can help tackle the NHS workforce shortage

Kaye Burnett places emphasis on supporting people from excluded communities with the opportunity of being potential recruits for the NHS

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Exclusive: Government tells hospitals to submit cheaper rebuild plans

NHS trusts hoping to build the first new hospitals under the government’s flagship infrastructure project have been told to submit plans for schemes costing less than £400m, prompting concern about plans being watered down.

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Shake-up of ‘new hospitals’ project after construction capacity concerns

The official leading the government’s flagship hospital building programme has admitted ‘the brakes have come on’ for some of the frontrunner projects, with some having to revisit their designs due to new requirements.

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Acute trust forced to cancel electives after covid surge

A major trust in the North East has started cancelling elective operations after a surge in covid and other urgent and emergency patients.

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Trusts to remind public they must wear masks after 19 July

Multiple trusts are planning to tell the public they must comply with current covid infection control measures, such as mask wearing, beyond 19 July when they visit NHS premises, HSJ can reveal.

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Three trusts in high risk areas no longer getting covid vaccine this week

Several trusts serving areas with high rates of covid will not be getting any vaccine this week, having been removed from a national list of “hub” sites where the first doses are to be given.

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Exclusive: Major hospital trust cancels electives as covid soars

One of the biggest hospital trusts in England will imminently cancel some elective operations, as covid-19 admissions rise steeply in Yorkshire.

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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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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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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.