University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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The NHS digital agenda in the covid era

An HSJ webinar, supported by Pulse Secure, found there has been a real acceleration in digitisation in many organisations – but whether that progress is consistent across the system remains unclear

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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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HSJ Value Awards 2020: IT & Digital Innovation Award

The Flu Bee Game is designed to improve vaccination rates by engaging, educating and encouraging staff to get vaccinated.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative

The place based paediatric offer across Tameside and Glossop consists of a number of initiatives that support children and their families being seen and treated by the most appropriate professional, at the right time and in the right place:

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Hospital chief executive joins NHS track and trace effort

A new chief executive has joined the NHS track and trace team with immediate effect.

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Revealed: the trusts getting a share of the £300m winter pressures fund

Over one hundred trusts will share a £300m capital fund to support coronavirus-related upgrades to emergency departments ahead of winter, the prime minister has announced today.

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National chiefs: Ventilators will follow ‘most immediate need’

National and regional NHS chiefs will seek to share out scarce ventilators to ”areas with the most immediate need, on a fair share basis relative to patient ventilation need, they have told hospital chiefs, who are increasingly concerned about what they will receive and when.

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Ex-police authority CEO selected to chair ICS

An ex-police authority chief executive has been appointed as independent chair of Dorset integrated care system

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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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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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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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First new national clinical directors named

A new national clinical director for cancer has been appointed, along with two other NCDs.

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Revealed: The trusts with the worst orthopaedics outcomes

Outlier trusts for orthopaedic surgery have blamed above average infection rates, a need for closer supervision of trainees, and frail and overweight patient cohorts for their results.

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Calls to expand flexible working options following year-long trial

Policymakers are being called on to expand nurses’ flexible working options after a year-long trial involving more than 200 nurses showed evidence it would improve work-life balance.

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‘About that bus…?’: Not just Kent – The troubled health economies facing a no-deal jam

Welcome to the ‘About that bus…?’ weekly newsletter – giving you the inside track on how the fallout from Brexit is affecting the NHS at national and local level, edited by James Illman Contact me in confidence.

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Exclusive: Fresh A&E data fiddle concerns revealed

Several hospitals are trying to artificially boost their emergency waiting times performance data by exploiting a loophole opened up by the introduction of new emergency day care units, multiple sources have told HSJ.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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Busiest outpatient speciality 'relying on' locums and outsourcing

Most NHS trusts are now relying on extra capacity to manage demand in the busiest outpatient speciality across the health service, a new report has warned.

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How to maximise the impact of NHS volunteers

Jullie Tran Graham shares insights and learnings from a recently released report that evaluates the impacts of volunteer interventions

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.