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Exclusive: Two hospitals see 60pc of new covid cases caught on the wards

More than 60 per cent of new covid cases diagnosed at two hospitals in the Midlands in recent days were caught at least two weeks after the patient was admitted — suggesting there may be particular problems with the virus spreading on their wards.

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Officials investigating ongoing coronavirus surge in hospitals

Officials are investigating ongoing pressure from covid-19 patients in hospitals in the East Midlands, while several other parts of England have seen high death rates persisting.

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CEO to take over leadership of neighbouring trust

Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust’s chief executive will take over the top job at Northampton General Hospital Trust on a joint basis, as part of a new provider “group”.

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Trusts advise widespread use of PPE as staff ‘refuse to see patients’

Several major hospital trusts are telling staff to use personal protective equipment in a wider set of areas than recommended by current national guidance, amid staff concern and reports of doctors refusing work without it.

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Two acute trusts to appoint ‘group CEO’

Two acute trusts with a history of collaboration difficulties have announced plans to appoint a single “group chief executive” as part of a shared management structure.

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An iceberg of avoidable patient harm

HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing is our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. This week by bureau chief Ben Clover.

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Flagship waiting time target ‘expected’ to be relaxed

Bosses at a trust trialling new access targets “expect” the existing 18-week referral to treatment requirement to be replaced by an 8.5 week average wait — a move experts say would represent a relaxation of standards.

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A dance to the music of winter

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

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Trust takes ‘drastic’ step to cancel electives over winter

An acute trust has taken the “drastic” step of halting some planned surgery activity for a period of four months, as it bids to free up capacity for emergency care.

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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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Directors of nursing to be paid directly for clinical placements

Thousands more clinical placements will be delivered via money being paid directly to directors of nursing rather than via commissioning contracts, England’s chief nursing officer has announced.

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Ambulance shortage linked to death of patient after eight-hour delay

A patient died after waiting over eight hours while the East Midlands Ambulace Service struggled with a severe shortage of response vehicles.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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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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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the most staff experiencing violence

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.

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Staff survey: Full breakdown of where staff are witnessing potentially harmful errors

Below is a breakdown of acute and combined trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2018 NHS staff survey.

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Revealed: The winners and losers of government's £2.9bn capital pot

Two out of three requests from NHS trusts for capital investment have so far been rejected under the government’s new funding regime, analysis by HSJ suggests.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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Troubled trust appoints fifth CEO in five years

A financially troubled Hertfordshire trust has appointed its fifth leader in five years.

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Waiting times steady as admission rates recover

Waiting times didn’t get significantly worse in September, and some indicators improved. But it’s still going to be tough to stop the waiting list from growing this financial year. By Rob Findlay