Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

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Supporting effective communication between clinicians

Efficient communication between clinicians has long been a challenge. With new digital solutions, and changes driven by covid, could that finally be changing?

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Private sector ‘pushing back’ on NHS request to take more patients, says top trust

Private hospitals are ‘pushing back’ on requests from trusts to send them more NHS patients, following a change to the national contract with the independent sector, and amid high pressure from covid-19.

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10 new hospital vaccine sites revealed

Ten more hospitals are to start giving the Pfizer covid vaccine, including two in coronavirus ‘hot spots’.

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Exclusive: Taxpayers cash could be used to fill hole created by fall in NHS private work

Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive: New surge in Manchester covid patients amid lockdown row

Greater Manchester’s hospitals have seen a new surge in beds occupied by patients with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, HSJ understands.

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Second leading trust chooses tech supplier not included on NHSE and X approved list for £175m deal

One of the NHS’s flagship teaching trusts has defied NHSX and NHS England by selecting an electronic patient record system supplier not included on their approved framework, HSJ can reveal.

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Leadership shake-up resolves ‘fractious situations’

The devolution structures in Greater Manchester will be reviewed and redesigned as it looks to move on from some of the ‘unrealistic expectations’ of the project’s launch, says the region’s mayor.

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HSJ80 full list: The most influential people in health

The HSJ80 lists the figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the English NHS and health policy over the next 12 months

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Award

The Kidzmed project was a quality improvement project to teach children and young people how to take tablet medication.

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Covid deaths soar in Manchester as government U-turns on restrictions

Covid hospital deaths in Greater Manchester are increasing sharply and now account for 40 per cent of the national total, an analysis by HSJ can reveal.

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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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Up to 10,000 people could be waiting more than a year for operations

Up to 10,000 patients may be waiting more than a year for elective treatment as a result of covid-19, official data suggests.

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Nightingale NW chief: We will ‘not destabilise existing trusts’

Having more time to prepare for the surge in coronavirus cases helped the North West region formulate “considered” plans, the chief executive of its new temporary ‘Nightingale’ hospital has told HSJ.

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Exclusive: Region sets out leaders and care model for Manchester ‘field hospital’

The executive team for Manchester’s new “field hospital” will be run by a community health chief with a significantly different clinical model to its London counterpart, HSJ has learned.

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Greater Manchester must ‘deeply recognise’ its A&E problem

The need for Greater Manchester to improve its performance against the accident and emergency target needs to be “deeply recognised” — and lessons learned from the slower than expected impact of the region’s prevention work, one of its senior leaders had told HSJ.

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Exclusive: NHS England spends millions to send patients private over winter

NHS England and Improvement have allocated millions of pounds to outsource elective and diagnostic work to the independent sector, in an attempt to keep waiting lists down during the winter, HSJ has learned.

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Trusts find workaround solution for failed NHS provider

The board of a failed NHS trust will be re-established because of complexities involved in formally transferring its assets — although the new directors will not be responsible for running services.

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ICS cracks down on use of 2m pieces of plastic cutlery

An integrated care system is aiming to cut its use of plastic cutlery, gloves and gowns as part of wide-ranging environmental sustainability plans, HSJ has learned.

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STP’s acute trusts split over major IT investment

Two of a sustainability and transformation partnership’s four acute trusts are yet to commit to rolling out a shared electronic record system, despite being asked to by NHS Improvement.

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Several of NHS’ biggest trusts set to miss financial plans

Several of the largest trusts in England appear unlikely to hit their financial “control totals”, after signalling they will need to review their year-end forecasts.