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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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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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HSJ Partnership Award winners announced

LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare and the Perinatal Institute were among the winners at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2020: Most Effective Contribution to Clinical Redesign

WINNER: LloydsPharmacy Healthcare Centre: LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare

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Patients harmed by delays at special measures trust

Patients were harmed at a Lincolnshire trust because of delays in receiving outpatients and diagnostics appointments, the Care Quality Commission has warned.

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Exclusive: Trusts set to be let off £10bn debt

NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.

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Nearly 35,000 patients overdue follow-ups at single trust

Nearly 35,000 patients are overdue a follow-up appointment at North Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: The trusts where patients lost their sight after follow-up delays

Dozens of patients suffered permanent or long-term harm to their eyes after waiting too long for a follow-up appointment, HSJ can reveal — with thousands more waiting over a year longer than they should have.

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‘About that bus…?’: Not just Kent – The troubled health economies facing a no-deal jam

Welcome to the ‘About that bus…?’ weekly newsletter – giving you the inside track on how the fallout from Brexit is affecting the NHS at national and local level, edited by James Illman Contact me in confidence.

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A&E downgrade pushes demand onto struggling neighbour

The full extent of the increased pressure on a struggling city hospital after the downgrading of a neighbour’s emergency department has finally been revealed.

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Special measures trust asks ‘how trustworthy’ are we?

A Lincolnshire trust which has been in special measures for more than two years is asking the public for their views on its reputation.

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Waiting list grows 7.3 per cent

The English waiting list is still growing, and the admission rate still faltering, despite the promises and plans, notes Rob Findlay

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Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention

NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.

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Brexit: Trust can operate for 'four days' under food shortage contingency plans

A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.

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Exclusive: Tens of thousands of junior doctors working beyond contract

Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, resulting in fines worth more than £250,000, HSJ can reveal today.

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Ambitions to hold the waiting list steady this financial year are doomed

The waiting list isn’t shrinking much this autumn. So there is little chance of holding the waiting list steady in 2018-19, as the planning guidance intended. By Rob Findlay

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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

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Government hits back in clinical waste row

The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs.

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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.