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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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Revealed: The 20 capital projects promised by the PM

The government has unveiled a list of 20 new capital investment projects worth a total of £853m.

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Exclusive: Capital billions promised by ministers fail to reach ‘front line’

Only a fraction of the £2.5bn of capital funding announced and allocated by the government for the NHS since 2017 has actually been released to the service.

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Trust accuses CCG of short-changing waiting list recovery plan

A West Midlands trust says people will be left waiting for surgery for more than a year after commissioners refused to fund a regulator-backed plan to cut its elective waiting list.

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NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.

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Breast cancer target performance drops 10pp in a year

Performance against a target for the NHS to quickly see patients with suspected breast cancer fell by more than 10 percentage points in the last financial year, new data reveals.

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Trusts at risk of losing millions in tariff row

Hospital trusts along the Welsh border are at risk of losing millions of pounds this year, as a cross-border dispute over tariffs drags on.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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NHS England to arbitrate on £20m of disputed payments

Around £20m in disputed payments between trusts and commissioners have been referred to NHS England for arbitration so far this financial year, board papers have revealed.

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Regulators intervene in 52-week wait payment dispute

National regulators have stepped in to resolve a multimillion pound dispute between commissioners and a struggling trust over its backlog of patients awaiting treatment.

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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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Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

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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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'Fantasy' trust debts overtake PFI liabilities

A steep increase in emergency bailouts means NHS trusts’ total borrowing from the Department of Health and Social Care has overtaken their PFI liabilities.

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Patients 'pressurised' into treatment to hit cancer target

Some prostate cancer patients are “pressurised into receiving treatment within 62 days” even where it is deemed unnecessary, according to evidence within a new report.

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Hospital chain expands after CEO retires

A West Midlands hospital chain will expand to cover three trusts, following the resignation of a neighbouring trust’s chief executive.

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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The Commissioner: New commissioners – a lead provider

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable insight for commissioners, by Dave West.

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.