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HSJ podcast: Summer, salaries, systems and shielding

This week’s NHS Health Check podcast is dedicated to all matters staffing: The Agenda for Change pay deal, how much integrated care system chiefs should get paid, and shielding staff not getting risk assessments.

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HSJ podcast: How the government is trying to build back cheaper

A letter obtained by HSJ’s Nick Carding revealed the government has told eight of the most advanced “40 new hospitals” trusts to put produce plans to build much more cheaply — he discusses what it means on the HSJ Health Check podcast.

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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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HSJ podcast: Why the NHS needs fewer chairs and chiefs than ever

The sharp increase in shared NHS trust chairs and CEOs has been notable in recent months, with more key appointments made in London and the North West just this week.

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Two-year waiters for elective care up by half to just under 4,000

The number of patients waiting more than two years for elective care has grown by nearly half in the space of one month, HSJ analysis can reveal.

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The trusts with the most patients waiting over 18 months

The trusts with the biggest share of their waiting list at more than 18 months and two years has been revealed for the first time.

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Exclusive: City sees covid patients almost double over weekend

The number of covid patients in Manchester’s hospitals has almost doubled over the weekend, HSJ understands.

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Landmark reconfiguration that promised to save 300 lives a year ‘quietly dropped’

One of the highest profile NHS reconfigurations of the last decade — that pledged to save 300 lives per year — has been “quietly dropped”, HSJ has learned.

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Trust decides £4bn price tag ‘too expensive’ for new hospital

A teaching trust is planning a £1.2bn rebuild as part of the government’s new hospitals programme, having rejected a single new site option as “too expensive” at an estimated £4bn.

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HSJ podcast: What the PM’s new health team means for the NHS

Boris Johnson has appointed a new health adviser, well known to NHS health policy circles. Samantha Jones – former NHS England director and hospital chief – is to leave the private sector and move into the civil service.

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Rebuild of PM’s local hospital pushed up priority list without announcement

Two hospital rebuilding building projects — including one in the prime minister’s constituency — have been promoted into a group of trusts being prioritised for major capital investment.

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North by North West: A Greater big dog's dinner

Tensions have been building in Greater Manchester around the extent to which it should try to diverge from the “integrated care system” model which is being prescribed nationally.

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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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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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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.