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CCG awards £1.6bn ‘integrated care partnership’ contract

An acute trust plans to create an integrated care partnership with a not-for-profit company after winning a £1.6bn contract for community, mental health and social care services.

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HSJ’s most read technology stories of 2020

With 2020 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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Teaching hospital closed fifth of its beds after covid-19 outbreak on wards

A large teaching hospital in the south west temporarily closed a fifth of its beds this week after outbreaks of covid-19 on several wards, HSJ understands.

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Midlands trust fights to ‘preserve’ elective work amid covid bed closures

Covid’s second surge has begun disrupting elective care at hospitals outside the north west, HSJ has learned.


More mental health trusts will merge with acutes, chief predicts

The development of the integrated care agenda will see more mental health providers merging with acute trusts, an experienced chief executive has forecast.

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Updated: Trust fined after pleading guilty in first prosecution brought by CQC

An acute trust must pay more than £12,000 in court costs after pleading guilty to breaching the duty of candour in a first-of-its-kind case in the NHS.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Cardiovascular Care Initiative of the Year

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership commissioned Yorkshire and Humber AHSN to deliver a Healthy Hearts project on behalf of the nine local Clinical Commissioning Groups.

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STP chiefs push for extension of private hospital contract

System leaders in Devon say they need the nationally-agreed contract with private healthcare providers to remain in place until the end of this financial year amid efforts to restore elective services.


Angry trust chiefs rail against ‘reprehensible’ TV provider

Three NHS trust chief executives have heavily criticised communications provider Hospedia for continuing to charge for patient access to television during the coronavirus pandemic.

Derriford hospital

Exclusive: Trust warned of ‘worst case’ 13-fold rise in critical care patients

Devon’s largest acute provider has been told to prepare for a 13-fold rise in critical care patients in the next three months under a worst case scenario, HSJ has learned.


Single trust reports 21 new coronavirus deaths

There have been 83 deaths reported from covid-19 in England over the past 24 hours with nearly a quarter of them in a single London trust.

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Director makes cash plea over ‘inequitable’ service

A director of maternity services at a financially struggling trust have issued a plea to their board for investment amid reports their department is losing patients and staff due to inequitable service provision.

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Delayed care or missed follow-ups behind most ophthalmology claims

More than half the compensation claims in ophthalmology relate to late treatment or missed follow-ups, new data reveals.

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STP’s acute trusts split over major IT investment

Two of a sustainability and transformation partnership’s four acute trusts are yet to commit to rolling out a shared electronic record system, despite being asked to by NHS Improvement.

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Acute trust admits £20m financial plan miss

An acute trust has increased its forecast deficit by around £20m, amid a worsening of its county’s overall finances.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

‘Concern’ over Cornish patients’ long journeys for cardiology treatment

A commissioner’s elective lead has raised concerns about the distance cardiology patients face travelling for treatment.

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Former success regime CCG’s finances plummet

One of England’s largest clinical commissioning groups has increased its planned deficit by nearly £40m.

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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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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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Spiralling child waiting list forces CCG to take action

Record numbers of children waiting to be assessed for autism in Devon have forced the local CCG to seek an additional provider to try and tackle the backlog of approximately 1,800.