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Exclusive: Government tells hospitals to submit cheaper rebuild plans

NHS trusts hoping to build the first new hospitals under the government’s flagship infrastructure project have been told to submit plans for schemes costing less than £400m, prompting concern about plans being watered down.

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The Download: Tech chiefs miss chance to sell data-sharing scheme

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week by senior correspondent Nick Carding.

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Shake-up of ‘new hospitals’ project after construction capacity concerns

The official leading the government’s flagship hospital building programme has admitted ‘the brakes have come on’ for some of the frontrunner projects, with some having to revisit their designs due to new requirements.

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The Download: Matt Hancock’s tech legacy assessed

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week by senior correspondent Nick Carding.

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The Download: Where the GP data-sharing scheme went wrong

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week by senior correspondent Nick Carding.

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The Download: The rebirth of care.data (sort of)

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week by senior correspondent Nick Carding.

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Trust decides £4bn price tag ‘too expensive’ for new hospital

A teaching trust is planning a £1.2bn rebuild as part of the government’s new hospitals programme, having rejected a single new site option as “too expensive” at an estimated £4bn.

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The Download: NHSE regains control of national tech agenda

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week by senior correspondent Nick Carding.

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The Download: Inside an Epic implementation

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week by senior correspondent Nick Carding.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements

Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.

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NHS leaders don't understand the value of volunteers

Results from a national survey show a low understanding of the impact of volunteering amongst NHS senior leaders, leading to a reluctance in bringing volunteers back to hospitals. By Mark Lever, Helpforce CEO

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The Download: The story of the covid-19 data store

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week by senior correspondent Nick Carding.

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Three acutes drop below 50pc performance on A&E target

Three acute trusts in London and the South East saw the performance against the main four-hour emergency target drop below 50 per cent in January, according to the latest data from NHS England.

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The Download: How virtual care can help hospitals free up beds

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week by senior correspondent Nick Carding.

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Trusts told to treat more covid-19 patients at home

Hospitals should ramp up their treatment of covid-19 patients at home to free up more beds during the peak of the pandemic, under plans announced by NHS England/Improvement.

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Third of region’s ICUs exceed ‘maximum safe capacity’

More than a third of critical care units in the East of England are either at or have exceeded their maximum surge capacity, information leaked to HSJ reveals, and all but one are above their normal capacity.

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Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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Exclusive: ‘Very low’ uptake of covid death payments by families of health and care staff

The families of fewer than half of the 547 NHS and social care staff who have died from covid are on course to benefit from the government’s £60,000 compensation package, HSJ has discovered.

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Rush to meet election promise risks hospital rebuild ‘disaster zone’

A major hospital rebuild may become a ‘disaster zone’ because of a rush to meet the government’s election promise to deliver new facilities quickly, a Conservative MP has warned.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year

The ImpACT+ service is delivered by a team of respiratory consultants, specialist respiratory nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists along with admin and clinical support staff.