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The Ward Round: The virtual frontline

Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, will make sure you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping ...

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Fears over vulnerable children after 50pc drop in referrals

Vulnerable children have become “invisible” amid the coronavirus pandemic, leading clinicians have warned, following a dramatic reduction in referrals to child sexual assault services.

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Major trust in talks with private sector for cancer care

A major East Midlands acute trust could move cancer operations to the private sector as it prepares for a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Exclusive: NHS England spends millions to send patients private over winter

NHS England and Improvement have allocated millions of pounds to outsource elective and diagnostic work to the independent sector, in an attempt to keep waiting lists down during the winter, HSJ has learned.

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Trust’s ambulance crews lose 18 months waiting at hospitals

Ambulance crews in the East Midlands spent a cumulative total of almost 18 months waiting at hospitals in the region in December, despite a variety of actions to mitigate winter pressures.

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ENT surgery readmissions “much higher than reported”

Ear, nose and throat surgery in the NHS suffers from “significant unwarranted variation” in outcomes, a new study has found.

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Large acute declares ‘critical incident’ over A&E pressures

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has declared a “critical incident” due to pressures on its emergency services.

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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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Bosses hope six-way merger can help with A&E pressure

The merger of six clinical commissioning groups in Nottinghamshire has been confirmed, following approval by NHS England.

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Power failure hits IT systems at major acute trust

A power failure at a major acute trust in the East Midlands has affected IT services and some clinical systems across its two hospital sites.

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£170k charge on whistleblower will not deter others claims tribunal

A consultant surgeon must pay an NHS trust £170,000 after he lost a whistleblowing case on appeal.

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Midlands teaching trust on ‘black alert’ again

Nottingham University Hospitals has been on black alert for multiple days after being faced with “very high” emergency attendances since last week.

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‘High risk’ estates maintenance cost continues to spiral

The cost of fixing NHS buildings to avoid serious injuries to patients and major disruption to clinical services continues to rise and outstrip the NHS’ investment in estates maintenance, new figures reveal.

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Special measures hospital seeks ‘workforce academy’

A struggling district general hospital is in discussions with a local college to establish a “workforce academy” and school of nursing to address its workforce problems, its chief executive told HSJ.

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Junior doctors pursued for pension costs after backdated pay rise

Hundreds of junior doctors are being pursued by NHS trusts for unpaid pension contributions linked to their backdated pay award, HSJ has learned.

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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge

The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.

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Calls to expand flexible working options following year-long trial

Policymakers are being called on to expand nurses’ flexible working options after a year-long trial involving more than 200 nurses showed evidence it would improve work-life balance.

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Teaching trust flagged as cancer outlier two years in a row

A teaching hospital has redesigned part of its cancer service after being flagged as an outlier in two national clinical audits.

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Treatment centre caps patient stay length over safety concerns

A treatment centre which recently changed provider will only be taking on clinical work with “at most a one-night stay” for the next few months to ensure patient safety.

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ICS to lose managing director in the autumn

The managing director of a ‘first-wave’ integrated care system is to step down in the autumn, HSJ understands.