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Without colleges, the People Plan will have a hollow core

Michael Wood on the need to understand the value of our local colleges to support a broad range of health and care roles and reach local populations from which the NHS often struggles to recruit

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year

The ImpACT+ service is delivered by a team of respiratory consultants, specialist respiratory nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists along with admin and clinical support staff.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year

The Clinical Coding team are vitally important for Kettering as clinically coded data forms the bedrock of information they have on their patients.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative

The place based paediatric offer across Tameside and Glossop consists of a number of initiatives that support children and their families being seen and treated by the most appropriate professional, at the right time and in the right place:

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: HSJ Value Award of the Year

Just one in four people suffering from a long-term mental illness are in work. Mental health problems at work cost the economy £34.9bn with a cost to business of £26bn each year.

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Prior: use of barcodes should be ‘commonplace in the NHS’

The widespread adoption of barcoding by the NHS is needed to meet the challenge posed by the Cumberlege patient safety review, according to NHS England chair Lord David Prior.

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Eleven trusts renew £1.5bn court battle with their local councils

Eleven hospital trusts are continuing a High Court action against their local authorities, by seeking to appeal a previous ruling that denied them an estimated £1.5bn in backdated business rates.

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Hospital funding call stepped up following storm damage

A hospital trust has stepped up its calls for capital funding for refurbishment off the back of damage caused by Storm Ciara.

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Senior nurse who tried to whistleblow unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules

A trust unfairly dismissed a senior nurse after she tried to invoke its formal whistleblowing policy, an employment tribunal has ruled.

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Region eyes devolved health powers

A combined local authority in the north east is seeking a Greater Manchester style devolution of powers over health and social care, in a bid to “reintroduce” services to one part of the region.

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Election pledges could target left-behind STPs

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

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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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Following the Money: Ignored STPs get capital injection

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

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Revealed: Acute trusts in talks over possible merger

Two acute trusts in the north east are exploring a possible merger as part of major changes to the region’s acute services, HSJ has learned.

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Performance Watch: Lessons from the trial of new A&E targets

Performance Watch is HSJ’s fortnightly expert briefing on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.

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Plans to trial sepsis target could be dropped

Plans to trial a new standalone one-hour sepsis target for emergency departments as part of the NHS standards review pilot could be dropped, HSJ  understands.

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Following the Money: The future of NHS procurement revealed

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

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Fourteen trusts to be excused from reporting A&E target during controversial trial

Fresh concerns have been raised about how NHS England is conducting its controversial pilot of new accident and emergency standards.

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Uncertain future for £1bn saving scheme

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

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Revealed: The trusts testing the new A&E targets

NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.