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Andrew Foster

Long-serving hospital chief takes over national agency

A former long-serving NHS chief executive has taken over the NHS Leadership Academy as interim lead.

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Swedish firm picked for major radiology contract

A Swedish company has been named preferred supplier for a major radiology contract, spanning eight NHS trusts in the North West, HSJ has learned.

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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.

Andrew Foster

Long-standing chief exec hired to deliver NHS workforce plan

A long-standing NHS chief executive is to lead on the development of the people plan.

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A&E gets worse for Devo Manc

Greater Manchester’s performance against the headline accident and emergency standard has continued to deteriorate, despite a formal intervention from regulators earlier this year.

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Greater Manchester trust appoints new CEO

A new chief executive has been appointed to run an acute trust in Greater Manchester, subject to approval by governors.

Andrew Foster

Long-standing trust chief to retire

The long-standing chief executive of a Greater Manchester trust has announced his intention to retire 12 years in the post.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Revealed: The trusts where A&E has slipped most

Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.

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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.

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Region's finance directors agree to join up trusts' procurement

More than a dozen NHS trusts in a devolution area have agreed to align their buying power for purchases costing more than £1m, HSJ can reveal.

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Greater Manchester eyes 52 NHS sites for 1,700 new homes

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North by North West: Virgin territory

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Why the tide needs to turn on Carillion-style NHS wholly own subsidiaries

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe outlines how NHS trusts use wholly owned subsidiaries to gain tax exemptions at the cost of employees who are left in the lurch

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Subsidiary company plans spark union anger

NHS trusts looking to create wholly owned subsidiary companies to secure VAT savings risk facing action by union members with strike action already planned at one trust.

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Trusts report new delays in recruiting overseas doctors

Non-EU doctors have been delayed starting their new jobs in the UK because of changes to immigration rules, HSJ has learned.

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Regulator halts teaching trust’s subsidiary plans

A large teaching hospital trust in the East Midlands has dropped plans to set up a subsidiary company after being told by NHS Improvement that the new health and social care secretary Matt Hancock would be unlikely to approve it.

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North by North West: Trusts drowning in debt

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Council offers £2m to stop FT's subsidiary plan

A hospital trust in the north west has dropped plans to transfer hundreds of non-clinical staff into a subsidiary company, after a financial deal was struck with the local authority.

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Council chief takes accountable officer role at CCG

A local authority chief executive has taken the accountable officer role at the local clinical commissioning group.

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Visa cap is 'not logical' and threatens patient care

The government’s tier two visa cap is “not logical” and is “threatening patient care and safety”, HSJ has been told.