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Exclusive: New surge in Manchester covid patients amid lockdown row

Greater Manchester’s hospitals have seen a new surge in beds occupied by patients with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, HSJ understands.

Andy Burnham

Leadership shake-up resolves ‘fractious situations’

The devolution structures in Greater Manchester will be reviewed and redesigned as it looks to move on from some of the ‘unrealistic expectations’ of the project’s launch, says the region’s mayor.

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North by North West: ‘Whatever we think the NHS needs’

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David Dalton

Webinar: How can the NHS best support staff wellbeing during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond?

The former chief executive of Salford Royal Foundation Trust spoke at an HSJ webinar on maintaining NHS staff wellbeing during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

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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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Hundreds of women left ‘distressed’ by diagnostic test

Hundreds of women have said they’ve undergone “distressing” diagnostic tests at NHS hospitals which were not carried out in line with recommended practice, according to information shared with HSJ.

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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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North by North West: Not copying Salford

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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.

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Election pledges could target left-behind STPs

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.

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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.

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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North by North West: Going electronic

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Revealed: The trusts which successfully challenged their CQC ratings

Three NHS providers successfully challenged the Care Quality Commission to improve their draft inspection rating last year.

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North by North West: Capital boosts

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