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Revealed: £350m for first three months of Nightingale hospitals

Nearly £350m was earmarked by NHS England/Improvement for spending on England’s Nightingale hospitals, according to newly published contracts.

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Trust sees covid deaths triple in a week

A small trust in Warwickshire is driving an increase in covid-related deaths in one of the West Midlands health systems.

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Exclusive: Third NHS trust partners with Babylon for patient triage tool

A third NHS acute trust has partnered with private healthcare firm Babylon in a bid to give patients better information on how to respond to emerging symptoms.

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Trust loses appeal against tribunal which strongly criticised CEO’s evidence

A major teaching trust has lost an appeal against an employment tribunal which had been highly critical of evidence given by its chief executive, in the unfair dismissal of a whistleblowing surgeon.

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Senior trust director dies after contracting covid-19

A “talented and highly-regarded” senior leader at a major specialist trust, has died after testing positive for covid-19.

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Birmingham trust to open “covid-free” hospital

A large West Midlands trust has announced it will open “a covid-free” elective hospital as the NHS begins to reintroduce care back into its hospitals.

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UPDATE: Govt alerts trusts over ‘critical’ shortage of dialysis kit for covid patients

The availability of dialysis equipment used to treat more than a quarter of ventilated covid-19 patients has reached “critical” levels, HSJ has learned.

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London trust with most covid-19 deaths: We serve a vulnerable population

The London hospital trust with the most covid-19 deaths has said the population it serves is “especially vulnerable” to the virus.

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Trusts told to create ‘covid-free hubs’ for cancer patients

Trusts have been told to urgently reconfigure surgical cancer services into “covid-free hubs” to minimise the number of procedures being postponed.

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Top teaching hospital suspends most cancer surgery

A large trust in the West Midlands has told patients it is suspending “a high proportion” of non-urgent cancer surgery, HSJ has learned.

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Acute trust to close smaller A&E during covid-19 crisis

An acute trust in Lancashire will temporarily close one of its emergency departments, with staff sent to bolster the workforce at its main hospital during the covid-19 outbreak.

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Eleven trusts renew £1.5bn court battle with their local councils

Eleven hospital trusts are continuing a High Court action against their local authorities, by seeking to appeal a previous ruling that denied them an estimated £1.5bn in backdated business rates.

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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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Paterson inquiry calls for new public database of consultants

A single database publicising consultants’ practising privileges and performance is among the recommendations from the inquiry into the rogue surgeon Ian Paterson.

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Babylon and NHS trust reveal ‘digital-first integrated care’ deal

Babylon has announced major plans to partner with a Midlands trust and launch “digital-first integrated care” across the region.

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Revealed: The trusts where patients lost their sight after follow-up delays

Dozens of patients suffered permanent or long-term harm to their eyes after waiting too long for a follow-up appointment, HSJ can reveal — with thousands more waiting over a year longer than they should have.

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HSJ’s 10 most read technology stories of 2019

With 2019 down to its final days, it’s time to take a look back at HSJ’s most read technology stories of the year.

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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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Hancock pressed to decide on capital schemes before election cut off

Two former ministers and one of the Conservative party’s most influential MPs have pressed the government for clarity on funding ahead of the upcoming dissolution of Parliament.

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Revealed: The 20 capital projects promised by the PM

The government has unveiled a list of 20 new capital investment projects worth a total of £853m.