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Named: the trusts set to have at least a third of beds filled by covid patients on 31 Dec

There are 14 hospital trusts on course to have at least a third of their beds filled by covid patients on New Year’s Eve.

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North by North West: The second wave hit to cancer pathways

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Covid occupancy rates grow at outlier trusts while trend flattens nationally

The rate that England’s acute hospital beds are filling with covid patients has slowed down nationally — but a handful of trusts are still reporting growing occupancy rates despite four weeks of national lockdown.

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Revealed: Eight hospital trusts with more covid patients than in the spring

Eight hospital trusts have surpassed the level of covid-19 patients in general acute beds which they recorded in the spring peak, according to HSJ’s analysis of NHS England data.

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Liverpool admissions flatten as covid accelerates in Manchester, Yorkshire and Notts

Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire are now seeing the highest numbers of new coronavirus cases in hospital, while Liverpool Cheshire and Merseyside – hit early in the second wave — has seen a drop in new cases in recent days.

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North by North West: ‘Covid critical’ Liverpool abandons its restoration

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Exclusive: Covid-hit trust scales back electives and prepares staff for redeployment

Liverpool’s hospitals have begun scaling back their elective activity and preparing non-specialist staff to be redeployed to critical care teams, according to a memo seen by HSJ.

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Exclusive: Covid-struck city to hold talks today on cancelling ops

Urgent talks will be held this afternoon over the extent to which hospitals in Liverpool can scale back their elective care due to rising covid admissions, HSJ understands.

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Number of covid hospital patients in north west likely to equal April peak by end of month

Public health officials believe it is ‘extremely likely’ the North West region will have around 3,000 covid patients in hospital by the end of October – matching the numbers seen during the first peak of coronavirus.

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Covid hospital deaths climb steeply in the North West, but plateau elsewhere

The number of coronavirus deaths in North West hospitals has started to climb steeply, following weeks of high infection rates in the community.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative

Covering the populations of Cheshire East and Vale Royal (7,000 people accessing specialist mental health services), this redesign is centred on service users, providers and commissioners working together to transform services for people severely affected by mental health problems, to improve:

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Unpublished report reveals ‘exit block’ turned A&E into ‘a ward’

Previously unpublished reports newly obtained by HSJ reveal issues including a “significant safety risk”, warring surgeons, and patients suffering sight loss due to delays and missed diagnoses.

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FT ‘must do better’ as none of its 35-strong senior team declare as BAME

None of the 35-strong ‘very senior manager’ team at one of England’s largest NHS trusts are declared as black, Asian or minority ethnic.

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Revealed: The 10-fold price hikes on PPE paid by ‘desperate’ trusts

Spending data from a large NHS trust has revealed huge mark-ups in the prices it paid for personal protective equipment at the height of the covid pandemic – with key items routinely costing up to 10 times the normal price.

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Hospital deaths falling at fastest rate yet

Deaths from covid-19 in England’s hospitals are declining at the fastest rate yet, as the whole South West region sees one death in seven days.

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Exclusive: NHS trusts suspend life-saving organ transplants

Major transplant centres have stopped performing many of their procedures due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the national coordinating body says a complete cessation “may only be days away”.

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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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DHSC paid PFI lenders £42m after miscalculation

The Department of Health and Social Care repaid £42m to investors of a failed PFI scheme three months before it emerged the fee was not required, according to auditors.

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The agenda for 2020

In this edition, North by North West outlines some the key priorities for the region in 2020.

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HSJ’s 10 most read integration and system change stories of 2019

As we come to the closing days of 2019, HSJ reveals its most read stories on integration and system change for the year.