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Unpublished report reveals ‘exit block’ turned A&E into ‘a ward’

Previously unpublished reports newly obtained by HSJ reveal issues including a “significant safety risk”, warring surgeons, and patients suffering sight loss due to delays and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

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

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.

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Regulators offer significant financial support to new acute FT

Liverpool’s new acute trust will benefit from significant financial support over the next four years, in the form of capital funding and relatively low efficiency targets.

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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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North by North West: Why Liverpool missed out

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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Revealed: The trusts with the highest cataract complication rates

Several trusts have taken action after recording high rates of complications for cataract surgery, while others have disputed the figures, an HSJ  investigation has found.

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‘About that bus…?’: Not just Kent – The troubled health economies facing a no-deal jam

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.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Going electronic

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Trust seeks £300m for unfinished Carillion hospital

An acute trust is set to ask government for £300m to complete building works on a former Carillion hospital, a meeting was told, after engineers identified a series of problems with the structure.

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Two trusts forced to close 170 beds over fire safety concerns

Two large teaching trusts have been forced to close more than 170 beds due to concerns over fire safety, while significant sections of one hospital can only remain open if hourly checks are carried out.

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

CMA clears acute trust mega merger after two months

The Competition and Markets Authority has cleared the planned merger of two acute trusts in Liverpool after the first stage of its approval process.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Capital boosts

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.