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‘Difficult to maintain emergency care’ as region’s ICUs at full stretch

Several intensive care units in the Midlands are working at full stretch, and options for hospitals to help their neighbours by transferring patients are “drying up”, amid high covid pressure, HSJ can reveal.

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Covid deaths surge at ‘special measures’ trust which ‘escaped’ first wave

Covid deaths at a small Midlands hospital trust have quadrupled in less than two weeks, putting it higher than nearly all its peers.

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Covid deaths rise in the Humber while admissions surge in Lincolnshire

Covid deaths in hospitals are rising quickly in the Humber, Coast and Vale health system and the neighbouring Lincolnshire system, NHS data shows.

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NHS going into winter with 5,500 fewer beds than last year

The NHS is going into this winter with 5,500 fewer general acute beds than last year, NHS England data has revealed.

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Covid admissions decline in London

The weekly covid total admissions in London fell for three consecutive days this week and is down by nearly 8 per cent on the same time last week, with the region now on a par with admissions in the South East region, NHS data shows.

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Hospitals pass peak of second wave

The second wave has peaked in England’s hospitals, with the number of beds occupied by covid patients falling for five consecutive days across the country.

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Covid admissions falling in all regions except London and the South East

Covid admissions are continuing to rise in London and the South East as they fall away in the rest of the country, NHS England’s hospital data shows.

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Covid deaths rise in the Humber while admissions surge in Lincolnshire

Covid deaths in hospitals are rising quickly in the Humber, Coast and Vale health system and the neighbouring Lincolnshire system, NHS data shows.

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Patients eight times more likely to die following major surgery at outlier hospitals

Death rates for a major emergency abdominal surgery are almost eight times higher at some outlier hospitals compared with top performers, a national report has found.

Hospital beds

NHS going into winter with 5,500 fewer beds than last year

The NHS is going into this winter with 5,500 fewer general acute beds than last year, NHS England data has revealed.

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Hospitals pass peak of second wave

The second wave has peaked in England’s hospitals, with the number of beds occupied by covid patients falling for five consecutive days across the country.

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Trust CEO asks for ‘scientific evidence’ on covid vaccine safety to reassure staff

NHS trust chief executives have told HSJ  they need more clarity the Pfizer-BioNTech covid vaccine is safe to reassure their worried staff.

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Exclusive: Three trusts paying US firm £210m for tech catch-up

A new electronic health record system will cover three linked London trusts in a deal worth £210m as they look to catch up with peers on tech maturity, they have revealed to HSJ.

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Covid admissions falling in all regions except London and the South East

Covid admissions are continuing to rise in London and the South East as they fall away in the rest of the country, NHS England’s hospital data shows.

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Covid deaths rise in the Humber while admissions surge in Lincolnshire

Covid deaths in hospitals are rising quickly in the Humber, Coast and Vale health system and the neighbouring Lincolnshire system, NHS data shows.

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Hospitals pass peak of second wave

The second wave has peaked in England’s hospitals, with the number of beds occupied by covid patients falling for five consecutive days across the country.

Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

New trust’s ‘inexperienced’ leadership criticised as CQC serves warning

The Care Quality Commission has criticised a new trust’s leadership after issuing it with a warning notice to improve care in its two emergency departments.

Jacqueline Totterdell

Trust CEO asks for ‘scientific evidence’ on covid vaccine safety to reassure staff

NHS trust chief executives have told HSJ  they need more clarity the Pfizer-BioNTech covid vaccine is safe to reassure their worried staff.

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Covid admissions falling in all regions except London and the South East

Covid admissions are continuing to rise in London and the South East as they fall away in the rest of the country, NHS England’s hospital data shows.

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Covid deaths rise in the Humber while admissions surge in Lincolnshire

Covid deaths in hospitals are rising quickly in the Humber, Coast and Vale health system and the neighbouring Lincolnshire system, NHS data shows.

reg-deaths-30.11.20

Hospitals pass peak of second wave

The second wave has peaked in England’s hospitals, with the number of beds occupied by covid patients falling for five consecutive days across the country.

Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

New trust’s ‘inexperienced’ leadership criticised as CQC serves warning

The Care Quality Commission has criticised a new trust’s leadership after issuing it with a warning notice to improve care in its two emergency departments.

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Covid admissions falling in all regions except London and the South East

Covid admissions are continuing to rise in London and the South East as they fall away in the rest of the country, NHS England’s hospital data shows.

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Covid deaths rise in the Humber while admissions surge in Lincolnshire

Covid deaths in hospitals are rising quickly in the Humber, Coast and Vale health system and the neighbouring Lincolnshire system, NHS data shows.

Surgical scissors

Patients eight times more likely to die following major surgery at outlier hospitals

Death rates for a major emergency abdominal surgery are almost eight times higher at some outlier hospitals compared with top performers, a national report has found.

Clinical waste

‘Significant risk’ to GP practices over clinical waste firm’s capacity problems

GPs across six counties in southern England are being affected by a major supplier of clinical waste services’ capacity problems, with some practices warning it could cause them to close.

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Government launches ‘competition’ for eight new hospitals

Ministers will invite local leaders to bid for eight ‘new hospitals’, as part of the government’s NHS building plan.

Ambulance

Eleven patients suffered harm after ambulance handover delays

Eleven patients have suffered harm after being kept waiting in ambulances outside accident and emergency departments, a review has found.

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Hospitals pass peak of second wave

The second wave has peaked in England’s hospitals, with the number of beds occupied by covid patients falling for five consecutive days across the country.

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Shouting, screaming and microaggressions uncovered at NHS organisation

A review of a clinical commissioning group has discovered “microaggressions and insensitivities” towards Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff, and the use of derogatory slurs about other groups.

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CCG finds multiple concerns with problematic procurement

A clinical commissioning group has admitted there were problems with the handling of a dermatology contract which needed to be suspended because of patient safety concerns after little more than a year.

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Covid admissions falling in all regions except London and the South East

Covid admissions are continuing to rise in London and the South East as they fall away in the rest of the country, NHS England’s hospital data shows.

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Hospitals pass peak of second wave

The second wave has peaked in England’s hospitals, with the number of beds occupied by covid patients falling for five consecutive days across the country.

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Covid admissions falling in all regions except London and the South East

Covid admissions are continuing to rise in London and the South East as they fall away in the rest of the country, NHS England’s hospital data shows.

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Integrated trusts aim for first-of-its-kind merger

Two trusts are planning a merger which would create England’s first provider of primary, acute, community and mental health care services.

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Covid deaths rise in the Humber while admissions surge in Lincolnshire

Covid deaths in hospitals are rising quickly in the Humber, Coast and Vale health system and the neighbouring Lincolnshire system, NHS data shows.

Hospital beds

NHS going into winter with 5,500 fewer beds than last year

The NHS is going into this winter with 5,500 fewer general acute beds than last year, NHS England data has revealed.

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‘Difficult to maintain emergency care’ as region’s ICUs at full stretch

Several intensive care units in the Midlands are working at full stretch, and options for hospitals to help their neighbours by transferring patients are “drying up”, amid high covid pressure, HSJ can reveal.

stp-heath-chart-20.11

Covid deaths rise in the Humber while admissions surge in Lincolnshire

Covid deaths in hospitals are rising quickly in the Humber, Coast and Vale health system and the neighbouring Lincolnshire system, NHS data shows.

Surgical scissors

Patients eight times more likely to die following major surgery at outlier hospitals

Death rates for a major emergency abdominal surgery are almost eight times higher at some outlier hospitals compared with top performers, a national report has found.

Hospital beds

NHS going into winter with 5,500 fewer beds than last year

The NHS is going into this winter with 5,500 fewer general acute beds than last year, NHS England data has revealed.

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Covid admissions decline in London

The weekly covid total admissions in London fell for three consecutive days this week and is down by nearly 8 per cent on the same time last week, with the region now on a par with admissions in the South East region, NHS data shows.

reg-deaths-30.11.20

Hospitals pass peak of second wave

The second wave has peaked in England’s hospitals, with the number of beds occupied by covid patients falling for five consecutive days across the country.

Jacqueline Totterdell

Trust CEO asks for ‘scientific evidence’ on covid vaccine safety to reassure staff

NHS trust chief executives have told HSJ  they need more clarity the Pfizer-BioNTech covid vaccine is safe to reassure their worried staff.

reg-vent-23.11.20

Covid admissions falling in all regions except London and the South East

Covid admissions are continuing to rise in London and the South East as they fall away in the rest of the country, NHS England’s hospital data shows.

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Covid deaths rise in the Humber while admissions surge in Lincolnshire

Covid deaths in hospitals are rising quickly in the Humber, Coast and Vale health system and the neighbouring Lincolnshire system, NHS data shows.

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Exclusive: New areas see rapidly rising covid pressure on hospitals

Covid demand on hospitals is now rising rapidly in parts of England so far spared the worst of wave two, analysis of new figures reveals.