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North by North West: Scent of a scandal

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Exclusive: Trusts set to be let off £10bn debt

NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.

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Regulator misled health secretary over safety scandal

The Nursing and Midwifery Council misled former health secretary Jeremy Hunt over its handling of fitness to practise cases linked to the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal, an independent report has said.

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‘High risk’ estates maintenance cost continues to spiral

The cost of fixing NHS buildings to avoid serious injuries to patients and major disruption to clinical services continues to rise and outstrip the NHS’ investment in estates maintenance, new figures reveal.

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Staff engagement: a fundamental shift starts with a bungee jump

Despite the NHS staff surveys revealing a range of issues that need to be tackled, staff typically say that nothing happens to fix them. A shift of consciousness amongst leaders is needed to help build the belief that things can be different. By Hannah Forbes

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North by North West: Why Liverpool missed out

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What about the patient?: Jessie Cunnett

This week: Jessie Cunnett, head of public support, Nursing and Midwifery Council

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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge

The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.

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Independent review ordered at FT after claims of patient safety concerns

An independent review has been ordered into a hospital trust’s urology unit after patient safety concerns were put to an employment tribunal.

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Eight CCGs to merge to make ‘really tricky decisions’

System leaders have drawn up plans to merge eight clinical commissioning groups into one organisation, to take some “really tricky decisions”.

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North by North West: Going electronic

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North by North West: Capital boosts

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NHS trusts owe government £14bn

Heavily-indebted NHS providers are bidding to restructure their loans with the Department of Health and Social Care, albeit with little prospect of them being written off.

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Chief executive makes bid to lead second trust

Creating a “chain” model and shared leadership between providers in Lancashire could enable crucial reconfiguration of clinical services to finally move forward, an acute trust chief executive has told HSJ.

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North by North West: No case to answer

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North by North West: Groupthink

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North by North West: Unpicking the headlines

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Two execs step down as mega-merger trusts rebrand

Two members of the board overseeing the merger of three are stepping down from their leadership positions.

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North by North West: The region’s most important job

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North by North West: Bill McCarthy's top priorities

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