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Exclusive: NHS trusts suspend life-saving organ transplants

Major transplant centres have stopped performing many of their procedures due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the national coordinating body says a complete cessation “may only be days away”.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2020: MedTech, Device or Hardware Innovation Award

WINNER: GDm-Health: Sensyne Health and Oxford University Hospitals FT

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Private provider takes CCGs to court over contract decision

Five clinical commissioning groups have been accused of acting unlawfully in their decision to award a contract for community diagnostic services to a new private provider last year.

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Major trust’s EPR down for 13 hours amid supplier difficulties

The electronic patient record system at a major teaching hospital trust went down for more than 12 hours yesterday, due to technical issues with its supplier.

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Ex-DH and trust director spared jail over degree lie

A former Oxford hospitals trust director who admitted to a charge of fraud after lying about having a degree has been given a suspended sentence.

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NHSI loosens leash on teaching trust

Regulatory measures placed on a major teaching trust have been lifted by NHS Improvement – but the regulator remains concerned over the organisation’s finances and cancer performance.

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CQC lifts conditions on hospital after refurbishment work

Conditions imposed on a teaching hospital’s operating theatres because of major infection risks have been lifted following refurbishment work.

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Several of NHS’ biggest trusts set to miss financial plans

Several of the largest trusts in England appear unlikely to hit their financial “control totals”, after signalling they will need to review their year-end forecasts.

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Ex-DH and trust director admits fraud over degree lie

A former hospital trust director has admitted a charge of fraud after lying about having a degree.

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Trusts missing out on tens of millions from overseas patients

Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.

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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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New Brexit plan worse for NHS than May’s deal, experts warn

The NHS will be exposed to more risk by the government’s latest Brexit deal than by Theresa May’s original agreement, health service experts and lobby groups have told HSJ.

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Full maternity services at hospital axed for ‘foreseeable future’

Commissioners have extended the temporary closure of an obstetrics unit for the “foreseeable future” after difficulties staffing it.

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Unit’s ‘temporary’ downgrade may stay in place for ‘foreseeable future’

Full maternity services will not return to an Oxfordshire hospital for the “foreseeable future” if proposals are given the green light by county health chiefs.

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Teaching trust revamps theatres after inspectors uncover infection risks

A series of theatre upgrades have been carried out at an Oxford hospital after inspectors found major infection risks at the site.

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U-turn on plans to strip trust of cancer scanning service

Specialist cancer scans will continue to be provided by a major teaching trust after NHS England backtracked on a decision to award the work solely to a private provider.

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Two trusts forced to close 170 beds over fire safety concerns

Two large teaching trusts have been forced to close more than 170 beds due to concerns over fire safety, while significant sections of one hospital can only remain open if hourly checks are carried out.

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FAST inventor wins innovation role

A consultant stroke physician who developed the well-known face arm speech test – or FAST – has been elected vice chair of the Academic Health Science Network.

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Therapist and nursing shortages forces hospital ward closure

A community ward at a Buckinghamshire hospital will close next month due to a shortage of nurses and therapists.

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Teaching hospital to open private clinic with major US healthcare provider

A large teaching trust has teamed up with Oxford University and a major US healthcare provider to launch a new private diagnostics clinic in London.