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Trust to test all 9,000 staff for covid within five days

A trust with a very high covid-19 death rate is to test all of its staff over the next five days in an attempt to identify those who have the disease but don’t know it.

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Trust with record covid deaths asks NHSE  for help

The hospital trust which has been recording the largest number of covid deaths for several weeks has asked NHS England and NHS Improvement for help with infection control.

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Covid deaths at single trust nearly double that of any other provider

A single trust has recorded 90 per cent more covid-related deaths than any other NHS provider over the last month, an analysis by HSJ shows.

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Hospital group chief: NHS needs to limit referrals to deal with ‘wicked’ covid problems

NHS trusts face a “wicked problem” in restoring services in the coming months, and more patients will have to be treated with pain management and other alternatives to hospital-based care, says the leader of four hospitals in the north of England.

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Bullying, bad behaviour and broken IT uncovered at worst trusts for junior doctors

Regulators have uncovered multiple examples of patients being put at risk when junior doctors are left with tasks they are not trained for, lacking support, and facing bullying and inappropriate behaviour.

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Greater Manchester must ‘deeply recognise’ its A&E problem

The need for Greater Manchester to improve its performance against the accident and emergency target needs to be “deeply recognised” — and lessons learned from the slower than expected impact of the region’s prevention work, one of its senior leaders had told HSJ.

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We’ve proved hospital chains work, says CEO

The latest improvements across four acute hospitals in Greater Manchester should persuade regulators to promote the concept of “provider groups”, according to their chief executive.

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Trusts find workaround solution for failed NHS provider

The board of a failed NHS trust will be re-established because of complexities involved in formally transferring its assets — although the new directors will not be responsible for running services.

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The agenda for 2020

In this edition, North by North West outlines some the key priorities for the region in 2020.

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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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Swedish firm picked for major radiology contract

A Swedish company has been named preferred supplier for a major radiology contract, spanning eight NHS trusts in the North West, HSJ has learned.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Why Liverpool missed out

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Leading trust strikes £25m deal for ‘digital control centre’

A leading acute trust has struck a £25m partnership deal with Hitachi Consulting to streamline its care processes with data and digital technology.

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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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North by North West: Going electronic

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North by North West: Capital boosts

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Chief executive makes bid to lead second trust

Creating a “chain” model and shared leadership between providers in Lancashire could enable crucial reconfiguration of clinical services to finally move forward, an acute trust chief executive has told HSJ.

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North by North West: No case to answer

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North by North West: Groupthink

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A&E gets worse for Devo Manc

Greater Manchester’s performance against the headline accident and emergency standard has continued to deteriorate, despite a formal intervention from regulators earlier this year.