University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Coronavirus

Hospital deaths falling at fastest rate yet

Deaths from covid-19 in England’s hospitals are declining at the fastest rate yet, as the whole South West region sees one death in seven days.

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Trust contacts 136 women after review finds ‘unnecessary harm’

An acute trust in the Midlands has contacted 136 women who received major treatment from a gynaecology consultant, after initial investigations revealed “unnecessary harm” to several patients.

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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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Only six of 200 NHS private units signed up to complaints watchdog

Just six of the NHS’ more than 200 private patient units are signed up to the independent complaints adjudicator, HSJ has learned.

Financial spreadsheets

Neighbouring FTs miss financial plan by £24m

Two acute trusts in Derbyshire have fallen £24m behind their financial “control totals” and admitted they will miss their year-end plans.

Ambulance

Trust’s ambulance crews lose 18 months waiting at hospitals

Ambulance crews in the East Midlands spent a cumulative total of almost 18 months waiting at hospitals in the region in December, despite a variety of actions to mitigate winter pressures.

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Councils welcome ‘common sense’ tax victory over NHS trusts

A group of NHS trusts have lost a high court battle with local authorities over their business rates.

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STP rows back on ‘no longer credible’ bed cuts

Plans to cut more than 500 beds from Derbyshire have been abandoned after NHS leaders admitted such measures were “no longer credible”.

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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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AI trial delivers “really impressive” reduction in A&E demand

Commissioners in Yorkshire are to roll out a scheme which used artificial intelligence to help cut A&E attendances by a third in one patient group which received health coaching.

Supreme Court

Trust mulls Supreme Court appeal over landmark rest case

The Supreme Court could hear a landmark case on trainee doctors’ rest breaks, which could have “huge implications” for NHS trusts.

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Junior doctors win landmark case over rest breaks

NHS trusts could face substantial claims for backdated pay from junior doctors after judges ruled one trust had breached their contracts.

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CQC guilty of maladministration in £200k fit and proper person case

The Care Quality Commission has been found guilty of maladministration over its handling of a fit and proper person test complaint which led to a £200,000 investigation by an NHS trust.

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‘Desperate’ finance directors resorting to accounting ‘fiddles’ to keep trusts afloat

Details have been revealed of an elaborate asset sale between an NHS provider and its charity – which was expected to boost the trust’s financial performance by £100m.

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Court date set for NHS business rates challenge

A court date has been set in the long running legal battle between councils and NHS trusts over whether they should be classified as charities and so receive an 80 per cent discount on their business rates bills.

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FT loses £59m windfall to other trusts

An NHS trust that was expecting receive around £59m of national incentive funding has instead seen the money distributed to dozens of other providers.

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Former national medical director to chair teaching trust

A former NHS Improvement national medical director has been appointed chair of a Midlands teaching trust.

Money, cash and notes

NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.

Bin bags

Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

Money

Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.