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Neonatal units face ‘redesignation’ under national shake-up

A major shake-up of neonatal care, aimed at reducing mortality and illness, could see dozens of units restricted to caring for less premature babies.

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ICS leader appointed trust chief executive

A west Yorkshire trust has appointed a new chief executive from a nearby integrated care system.

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More than 100 trusts bid for ‘massively oversubscribed’ New Hospitals programme

Nearly two thirds of NHS trusts in England have submitted bids to the government’s ‘massively oversubscribed’ hospital building programme, HSJ has learned.

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Acute chief moves to head up neighbouring trust

A West Yorkshire acute trust has appointed a new chief executive, who will join from a neighbouring organisation after its previous leader left to head up a large hospital group.

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Trusts receive half of funding for ‘essential’ maternity improvements

Trusts have so far received just over half of the £102m they said was needed for ‘immediate and essential’ improvements in maternity services.

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Private ambulance firm deregistered by CQC

A private ambulance company which provided patient transport services for the NHS has been deregistered by the Care Quality Commission.

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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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Watchdog forced to hand over NHS staff names in safety failure cases

A national safety watchdog has been forced to release almost 100 pieces of evidence, including from NHS staff, after being ordered to by courts.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

City’s NHS tells councillors it will vaccinate whole population by July

A city which has seen high levels of covid-19 infection and mortality through much of the pandemic has declared it plans to vaccinate its entire adult population by July — a target months ahead of national ambitions.

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Revealed: 13 trusts facing ‘significant safety issues’

Thirteen trusts are facing billions of pounds of maintenance — in some cases, making it more cost-effective to rebuild the hospital — over ‘significant safety issues’ stemming from outdated construction methods.

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Exclusive: Major hospital trust cancels electives as covid soars

One of the biggest hospital trusts in England will imminently cancel some elective operations, as covid-19 admissions rise steeply in Yorkshire.

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UPDATED: Another Yorkshire trust suspends electives

Another Yorkshire trust has suspended non-urgent elective care following a large rise in covid admissions.

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ICS aims to fill one in five leadership positions with BAME candidates

A healthcare system has set itself the target of filling one in five of its senior leadership posts with black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.

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FT to enter regional pathology joint venture

An NHS foundation trust in north Yorkshire is participating in a pathology joint venture as part of a new networking approach.

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The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the most staff experiencing violence

A breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts based on the share of employees experiencing violence from patients, relatives or the public in the last 12 months, according to the NHS staff survey 2018.

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Trusts' costs triple amid clinical waste crisis

Nearly 20 NHS trusts are paying three times as much for clinical waste services after their contracts were moved from the company at the centre of the stockpiling row, HSJ can reveal.

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Government hits back in clinical waste row

The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs.

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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.