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Covid infections caught in hospital rise by a third in one week

The number of people likely to have caught covid-19 in NHS hospitals in England has risen by more than a third in the last week.

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Exclusive: Taxpayers cash could be used to fill hole created by fall in NHS private work

Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Cancer Care Initiative of the Year

WesFit is an innovative approach to delivering Personalised Prehabilitation Care Plans (PPCP) to people recently diagnosed with cancer.

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Trusts end Lorenzo use after failed national IT programme

An acute trust in Yorkshire has become the first of its cohort to fully replace its electronic patient record installed under the much-criticised National Programme for IT, with another trust set to follow suit.

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£1.4bn procurement launched for community and discharge services

NHS trusts in Yorkshire and the Midlands have signalled a need for external help for discharge and community services through a new £1.4bn procurement framework, amid the health service’s response to covid-19.

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Intensive care unit stays open despite fire warning

A children’s hospital is having to put safety measures in place because it discovered building problems which could mean fire spreading quickly, it has emerged.

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One in 10 hospital nurses absent due to coronavirus

One in 10 nurses working in acute hospitals are off work due to coronavirus, according to internal NHS figures seen by HSJ.

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PPE concerns remain despite ‘Herculean effort’ to get supplies out

Personal protective equipment supplies today started to arrive at some trusts which were reporting shortages yesterday, but concerns remain about stock levels in parts of the country.

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‘Amazon-style’ procurement system launches after three-year delay

An “Amazon-like” procurement platform has launched in a handful of trusts after almost three years of delays.

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Yorkshire trust appoints new chief

Sheffield’s mental health and community trust has appointed a new chief executive.

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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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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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Whistleblowing director returns after 18 months on ‘special leave’

Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group’s medical director, who was at the centre of a bullying and whistleblowing row, has returned to work after more than 18 months on “special leave”.

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‘Toxic’ CCG appoints new chair

A clinical commissioning group, which has been the subject of concerns about staff culture and bullying, has appointed a new chair.

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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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Long-serving chief executive steps down

The chief executive of a community and mental health trust will step down after 18 years, it has been announced.

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‘Toxic’ CCG’s improvement plan pledges whistleblowing review

A clinical commissioning group accused of having a “toxic” culture will bring forward a review of its whistleblowing policy and give “even more support” to staff pursuing bullying and harassment cases, an improvement plan has recommended.

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Troubled CCG appoints interim chief

A clinical commissioning group accused of having a “toxic culture” has appointed an interim chief accountable officer from a neighbouring CCG.

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Chair of troubled CCG to step down

The chair of Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group – which has been a subject of concerns over its staff culture and bullying – will step down in September after six years in the role, HSJ has learnt.

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Chief of 'toxic culture' CCG resigns

The accountable officer of a clinical commissioning group accused of having a “toxic culture” has resigned and is moving to a job with a sustainability and transformation partnership.