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NHSE told to set new A&E ‘maximum time to assessment’ target

Analysis carried out for NHS England’s review of NHS targets has proposed it set a “maximum time-to-assessment target… for all those attending [accident and emergency departments]”.

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Trust stripped of ‘outstanding’ rating amid culture concerns

A trust battling allegations it led a “witch-hunt” to try and identify a whistleblower has today been stripped of its “outstanding” rating by the Care Quality Commission.

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Ministers order probe into trust’s alleged ‘witch-hunt’ of whistleblower

NHS national bosses have been ordered by ministers to launch a “rapid and independent” review into a trust amid concerns over how it handled an alleged “witch-hunt” for a whistleblower.

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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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Sir Bruce Keogh joins messaging app company

Former NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh has been hired to advise the health tech company trying to sell an alternative to WhatsApp to the NHS.

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Performance Watch: Lessons from the trial of new A&E targets

Performance Watch is HSJ’s fortnightly expert briefing on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here.

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Plans to trial sepsis target could be dropped

Plans to trial a new standalone one-hour sepsis target for emergency departments as part of the NHS standards review pilot could be dropped, HSJ  understands.

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Fourteen trusts to be excused from reporting A&E target during controversial trial

Fresh concerns have been raised about how NHS England is conducting its controversial pilot of new accident and emergency standards.

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ICS appoints CCG chief as new lead

Suffolk and North East Essex shadow integrated care system has appointed senior local commissioning leader Ed Garratt as its executive lead.

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Trusts invited to increase ownership of their estate

Trusts have been invited to apply for ownership of buildings on their estate which are currently owned by NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships.

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Revealed: The trusts testing the new A&E targets

NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.

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Beleaguered trust’s chief steps down after less than a year

The chief executive of inadequate-rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is stepping down after less than a year in charge, the trust has announced.

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Volunteers must have a clearly defined role

Staff and patients must be clear on the benefits that volunteers can bring to the future of our health system, writes Sam Ward

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How to maximise the impact of NHS volunteers

Jullie Tran Graham shares insights and learnings from a recently released report that evaluates the impacts of volunteer interventions

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New Year honours for hospital bosses and NHS England staff

Hospital chief executives and senior NHS England staff were among those named in the New Year’s Honours list.

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Exclusive: Examine ‘cost premium’ for smaller hospitals, says major study

A financial premium for remote hospitals, consultant contract changes and ending the practice of separating out services like ambulatory care are among the recommendations from a major study on the sustainability of smaller hospitals.

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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.

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Revealed: The largest land sales by NHS trusts

NHS trusts received around £350m from land sales in 2017-18, an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous year, according to new data.

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New funding settlement 'contingent' on adopting new tech, says Hancock

The new health and social care secretary says the £20bn of additional funding provided by the government will be “contingent” on the NHS adopting the latest technology.

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Hancock backs expansion of GP consultations via smartphone

Matt Hancock has backed the expansion of GP consultations via smartphone, just days after local commissioners blocked an expansion of a major digital practice citing patient safety.