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Long-awaited PPE portal now labelled ‘emergency top-up route’

A government portal to supply personal protective equipment to primary and social care providers has now been branded as “emergency only” - despite originally being intended to fill “the bulk” of demand.

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Daily Insight: Spike in the tail

The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership.

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Respiratory patients still avoiding A&E

Emergency attendances for several conditions are still well below their normal levels, despite a steady increase in overall activity since the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Daily Insight: The care home conundrum

The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership.

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Daily Insight:Tales from the cutting room floor

The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership.

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NHS thanks the Muslim staff who worked through Ramadan

NHS leaders have thanked and commended Muslim staff and key healthcare workers for serving on the frontline and in supporting roles whilst fasting during the month of Ramadan.

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Telemedicine – clinical negligence considerations

Clinical negligence claims are often built upon a lack of adequate documentation of what was said and allegations that patients have not been properly counselled about risks and alternatives. Elizabeth Thomas explores what this means for the increasingly significant role of telemedicine and the steps which can go a long ...

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Roundtable: Genomics and precision medicine in oncology

At an HSJ and Bayer roundtable experts discussed how NHS leaders can get to grips with genomics and precision medicine – and how we can ensure that every oncology patient who will benefit will have access to these developing technologies

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Advance care planning – a difficult path to tread?

Advance care planning which is patient specific will not only ensure it acts as a protector of patients’ rights and wishes, but will also be a shield for clinicians against complaint or claim and is an essential tool for providers in ensuring a comprehensive service. Helen Claridge explains

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Using covid crisis recovery to transform the NHS

The covid-19 crisis has brought with it disruptive transformation. Dr Ben Horner, Stephen Sutherland and John Gooch explore ways to ensure that the positive transformative changes are not lost, and ways in which the NHS can take steps to lock-in these improvements

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Leadership Q&A: Northamptonshire Healthcare FT and Leicestershire Partnership Trust

As two East Midlands trusts embark on the process to appoint their next Medical Directors, Chief Executive Angela Hillery explains how these posts will help propel forward the medical agenda to meet the changing needs of the trusts and their systems

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Our NHS people, Ramadan and covid-19

Dr Habib Naqvi urges Muslim NHS staff to adapt usual religious and cultural practices during Ramadan and follow social distancing to save lives

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Will covid-19 close the integrated care gap or widen it?

It is time to rapidly shift our focus onto the primary, community and social care frontline to make our vision for integrated care a reality, writes Conor Burke

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Managing data effectively now is vital for elective care recovery post covid

As NHS leaders begin to think about recovery after the pandemic, it is vital to take appropriate actions now to prepare for the expected growth in elective waiting times and the potential impact on patient safety, writes Karina Malhotra.

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Hands-free communication to protect staff and patients

By taking advantage of systems integrations, intelligent workflows, and hands-free communication devices, hospitals can advance their protection efforts, writes Ben Kanter 

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We need to automate to alleviate unprecedented burdens for NHS heroes

Lynette Ousby, UK general manager for smart health informatics provider Alcidion, argues that now more than ever NHS staff must be given the headspace to focus on clinical priorities, and that technology has a big role to play.

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How can cloud connectivity help healthcare organisations to navigate covid-19 and beyond?

Justin Day explores how, during these unprecedented times, the health sector can embrace the benefits that cloud technology can bring

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The new dawn of hospital groups: unlocking value

As hospitals look beyond their own institutions and partner with other organisations and alliances, Ben Horner, Stephen Sutherland and Jonathan Scott explore the benefits and how leaders can develop the right combination strategies

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Roundtable: Facilitating choice in haemodialysis

An HSJ roundtable, sponsored by NxStage, looked at the advantages and deterrents to adoption of home haemodialysis in the NHS and ways to overcome them

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Roundtable: Top chief executives on driving diversity and their evolving purpose

Some of HSJ’s top 50 chief executives explore both the pressing issues of diversity and inclusion, and how their own roles are changing in an environment of competing demands