North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

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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.

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A&E performance hits lowest level

NHS performance against the four-hour accident and emergency target hit a record low in January on both the overall and type 1 category for major emergency departments.

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Some DGH chiefs paid more than CEOs at largest trusts

Fifteen trust chief executives were paid at yearly rates of more than £250,000 last year, including several in the north east running district general hospitals, according to HSJ analysis.

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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Interim CEO takes over at North East FT

North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust has appointed Julie Gillon, former chief operating officer and interim CEO, as its substantive chief executive.

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Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

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Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

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Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.

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More trauma deaths than expected at two hospitals

Two hospitals have more reported deaths than expected for trauma patients in the last four years, new data reveals.

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Three STPs to share leader and form integrated care system

Three northern sustainability and transformation partnerships have appointed a single leader and are aiming to become an integrated care system by April 2019.

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A&E performance hits all time low after 'most pressured month ever'

Performance against the four hour accident and emergency target dipped again in February to 85 per cent – its worst since records began – according to official data published this morning.

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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: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.