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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge

The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.

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New workplace perks help FT halve £21m agency spend

A foundation trust has halved its multimillion-pound agency staff spend after introducing a series of workforce benefits.

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U-turn on plans to strip trust of cancer scanning service

Specialist cancer scans will continue to be provided by a major teaching trust after NHS England backtracked on a decision to award the work solely to a private provider.

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Twelve trusts to stop reporting waiting times performance as part of trial

NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.

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Free staff car-park part of trust's recruitment plan

An acute trust has started rolling a out a three-year programme designed to boost staff well-being and aid recruitment.

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Exclusive: Five ICS agree £12m deal for country's biggest regional patient record

Five integrated care systems have agreed to fund what will become the biggest electronic regional record in the country so far, covering 3.8m people.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the highest and lowest levels of discrimination

The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.

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ICS forced to agree new governance after council quits

Health leaders in one of the first wave of “integrated care systems” have been forced to agree new ad hoc ways of working with a council, after it formally quit the partnership, it has emerged.

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'Advanced' health economy to share finance officer

An “advanced” health economy has appointed a joint chief finance officer to work across its three commissioners.

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Terror alert issued after suspicious liquid sent to hospitals

An alert has been sent by the chief medical officer to all NHS organisations after a suspicious package containing liquid was sent to a number of NHS hospitals, HSJ has learned.

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'Fantasy' trust debts overtake PFI liabilities

A steep increase in emergency bailouts means NHS trusts’ total borrowing from the Department of Health and Social Care has overtaken their PFI liabilities.

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CCGs appoint new chief officer

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Groups have appointed a new joint accountable officer, a key appointment as it bids to move towards an integrated care system model.

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Commissioners look again at trust's 'fragile' services

NHS England and local commissioners want to look again at “fragile” clinical services run by Bedford Hospital Trust – less than a year after the provider committed to retaining its emergency and obstetrics departments.

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Trusts in separate health economies consider 'stronger collaboration'

Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.

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Exclusive: Patients at risk as blood clot assessments decline

Thousands of hospital patients are being put at risk of developing deadly blood clots that cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds because of a failure to carry out a routine assessment.

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Highest and lowest trusts in each area for staff witnessing care mistakes

A breakdown by area of acute trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2017 NHS staff survey.

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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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ACS commissioning group re-enters special measures after seven months

A large clinical commissioning group – which is part of a proposed accountable care system – has been put back in financial special measures, less than a year after coming out of the regime.

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Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

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Trusts plan 'ambitious' merger in under six months

Two Bedfordshire hospital trusts intend to merge by April – a timeframe that both organisations admit is “ambitious”.