North Bristol NHS Trust

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Revealed: The trusts which will struggle most to deliver quality care in 2020

The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.

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Exclusive: Trusts told to join forces to boost overseas recruits

Trusts have been told to collaborate with others to increase the “efficiency and scale” of international recruitment, in new national guidance shared with HSJ.

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Region rejects regulator’s efficiency proposal

Pathologists in the west of England are set to ditch national proposals to centralise their laboratories after describing the idea as worse than the present situation.

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Regulator criticised system’s leaders for ‘critical incident’ response

An NHS England/Improvement regional manager has reported “serious concern” about the handling of a “critical incident”, in which an entire health economy was subjected to extreme operational pressure, HSJ can reveal.

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Trusts missing out on tens of millions from overseas patients

Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.

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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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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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Specialist trust now providing a fifth of all NHS private patient work

A specialist cancer trust increased its income from private patients by £17m last year, while the service as a whole saw non-NHS healthcare revenues rise by 6 per cent.

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NHS England launches independent review of teen death cover-up

An independent review is to be held into the death of a teenager after a clinical commissioning group interfered in an earlier investigation.

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NHSE to step in after CCG rewrote teenager's mortality review

NHS England is to issue new guidance to clinical commissioning groups in the wake of an alleged cover-up of a teenager’s avoidable death.

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CCG rewrote mortality review to eliminate blame

A clinical commissioning group altered a review of the death of a teenager with a learning disability – including removing a finding that it was “avoidable” – sparking concern that the national system may be flawed.

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Trusts at risk of losing millions in tariff row

Hospital trusts along the Welsh border are at risk of losing millions of pounds this year, as a cross-border dispute over tariffs drags on.

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Winners of the 2019 HSJ Partnership Awards announced

The outstanding work that organisations are doing in partnership with the NHS was recognised with winners named in 16 categories at the 2019 HSJ Partnership Awards.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Best Clinical Service and Treatment Pathway Transformation Project

WINNER: PwC and North Bristol Trust: Digitally Enabling Patient Flow

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Exclusive: Genomic trusts named but 18 months from full operation

Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.

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NHS warned of 'crippling' PFI charges over the next decade

The NHS has been warned of “crippling” finance charges from its PFI contracts over the next decade, when aggregate repayments on the deals will reach their peak.

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Contract delays reported in genetic testing overhaul

A flagship project to commission new contracts for seven genetic testing hubs appears to have been delayed.

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Why the tide needs to turn on Carillion-style NHS wholly own subsidiaries

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe outlines how NHS trusts use wholly owned subsidiaries to gain tax exemptions at the cost of employees who are left in the lurch

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Plan to put millions of patient records on the Amazon cloud

A new NHS national service has been set up to scan billions of pages of patient records and upload them to Amazon Web Services.

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Revealed: The largest land sales by NHS trusts

NHS trusts received around £350m from land sales in 2017-18, an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous year, according to new data.