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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements

Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.

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Exclusive: Reviews of hospital-acquired covid deaths as ‘basic’ breaches found

Senior doctors are leading a programme of work to review deaths caused by hospital-acquired covid in the North West, which has had disproportionately high rates of nosocomial infections over the last three months.

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North by North West: Glimpsing the peak and surveying the wreckage

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.

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Urgent cancer cases cancelled at North West trust

Some urgent cancer treatments have been cancelled in Cheshire due to the rising covid pressures, HSJ has learned.

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Doctors claim major infection control ‘deficiencies’ at region’s hospitals

Research by a group of doctors has found ‘major deficiencies’ around infection control within hospitals in the North West region.

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How can the NHS use data to better meet patient needs as it responds and recovers from the covid crisis?

An HSJ webinar, in association with PA Consulting, explored the progress the NHS has made in its use of data and how better data could help it restore and reset services

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Revealed: 13 trusts facing ‘significant safety issues’

Thirteen trusts are facing billions of pounds of maintenance — in some cases, making it more cost-effective to rebuild the hospital — over ‘significant safety issues’ stemming from outdated construction methods.

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NHSE/I national director spoke at HSJ webinar on using data in the post-covid world

How the NHS can use data to better meet patient needs as it responds and recovers after covid

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North by North West: Outsourcing, the Moors murderer, and £260k-a-year

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 worst orthopaedics outcomes

Outlier trusts for orthopaedic surgery have blamed above average infection rates, a need for closer supervision of trainees, and frail and overweight patient cohorts for their results.

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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.

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Acute CEO role for boss within provider 'chain'

A senior manager who led part of a new hospital chain in Greater Manchester has been appointed chief executive of a small acute trust.

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Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention

NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.

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Major acute trust appoints new CEO

A major acute trust in the Midlands has appointed a new chief executive.

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Patients will suffer after NHS Improvement withholds funds says CEO

A chief executive has criticised regulators for refusing to release winter capital, after her trust said it could not meet conditions attached to the funding.

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Fire safety warnings cost trusts millions to tackle

Seven hospital trusts have been issued with fire enforcement notices because of fears NHS trusts are not tackling the risks to patients.

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North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

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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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2014

The 50 top chief executives nominated by their peers

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.