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Securing the NHS pivot to digital: the questions boards should be asking now

Richard Strong, managing director, EMEA, Allscripts, argues trusts boards should be “very positive” about the health tech response to the first wave of covid-19; but they need to act now to secure recent gains for the NHS reset.

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Regulator pressures trusts to ‘rapidly’ agree hospital group model

NHS England and Improvement has written to trusts in the Black Country urging them to “rapidly” agree on a hospital group model, HSJ can reveal

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CCG rejects medics’ plea to halt landmark procurement

A plea by hospital consultants for their local commissioners to delay the procurement of a landmark “integrated care provider” contract has been rejected, HSJ can confirm.

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Eighty senior medics slam ‘disruptive’ push for landmark ICP contract

More than 80 senior medics have raised concerns over the “irresponsible” development of what would be a ground-breaking “integrated care provider”, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: The hospitals facing most pressure to meet coronavirus demand

New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor


Coronavirus deaths mapped: 13 trusts see 50 per cent of fatalities

Seventy-two trusts had recorded at least one coronavirus death on Sunday, an increase of 15 on Friday.


Coronavirus deaths cluster appears in the West Midlands

A second coronavirus spike appears to be emerging in the West Midlands, with one of the region’s trusts now reporting nine deaths from the illness.


Revealed: The trusts which will struggle most to deliver quality care in 2020

The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.

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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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Union asks Hancock to intervene over bullying claims

Concerns from “dozens” of consultants over their trust’s handling of bullying allegations have been escalated to the health and social care secretary by a medical union.

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Aspiring integrated care provider makes first formal appointment

An aspiring integrated care provider in the West Midlands has appointed an independent chair to lead the future organisation, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust appoints interim chair following MPs' criticism

A trust in the West Midlands has appointed an interim chair, after facing criticism from MPs over the reappointment of its previous chair.


Review clears trust leaders of 'bullying and harassment'

Allegations of bullying and harassment against senior leaders at the Dudley Group Foundation Trust have not been substantiated by an independent review.

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'Breakdown in relations' between A&E consultants and board

A struggling trust has been warned about a “breakdown” in the relations between its executive board and emergency consultants.

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Revealed: The trusts where A&E has slipped most

Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.


Trust chair to leave after MPs' concerns

The chair of a West Midlands trust is set to leave following concerns from four local MPs around the extension of her tenure.

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Some cancer treatment may be delayed post-Brexit

NHS trusts will have “no choice but to prioritise” which patients receive cancer treatment if a no-deal Brexit delays the import of radioisotopes, the Royal College of Radiologists has told HSJ.

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Hospital CEO: Leaders with 'heads down' get overlooked

A long-standing chief executive has argued NHS trust leaders are treated too inconsistently, as those who “have their heads down doing the job” sometimes don’t get enough recognition.

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MPs 'incredulous' over trust chair's reappointment

Four MPs in Dudley have raised concerns over the reappointment of their local trust’s chair, ahead of the publication of a report into whistleblowing claims against its executive directors.

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Plans for first integrated care trust delayed by a year

The creation of the NHS’ first integrated care trust has been delayed until 2020, due to the complexity of the contractual model.