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Hospitals close areas after discovering RAAC planks


More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.

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Labour ward staffing shortages restrict use of beneficial drug


Staffing shortages are likely to restrict the use of a beneficial painkiller in birthing suites, even once its use has been recommended by national guidance.


Ministers name 30 trusts receiving share of £250m fund


Ministers have named the 30 trusts which will receive a share of a £250m fund to increase urgent and emergency care capacity.


ICS sets balanced budget to avoid NHS England sanctions


System leaders in Yorkshire have said their decision to set a balanced financial plan instead of a deficit was shaped by the ‘tactics’ of engaging with NHS England, including the threat of potential sanctions.


Ex-council boss appointed trust chair


Yorkshire Ambulance Service has appointed a new chair, who will join the organisation from an acute trust.

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Pioneering NHS trusts are digitising paper prescribing at pace. So, what’s their secret?


Guy Lucchi, managing director of healthcare at System C, explains how trusts are rolling out their electronic prescribing systems in record time with immediate benefits to patient care

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Doctor confirmed as CEO of two trusts


A medic who has been confirmed as joint CEO of two South Yorkshire hospital trusts has told HSJ the move is a “natural development” but “definitely not a merger, now or down the line”.


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.


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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Exclusive: Eight trusts now have one in 10 beds filled by covid patients


Eight hospital trusts have hit the point where one in 10 of their beds is occupied by a patient with coronavirus, figures seen by HSJ reveal, and several more are approaching it.

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Trusts drop business rates battle against councils


Eleven NHS trusts have dropped a long-running bid to pay business rates at a discount usually reserved for charities, according to the Local Government Association.


Covid occupancy rates grow at outlier trusts while trend flattens nationally


The rate that England’s acute hospital beds are filling with covid patients has slowed down nationally — but a handful of trusts are still reporting growing occupancy rates despite four weeks of national lockdown.


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.


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.


Trust becomes first to see a third of beds filled by covid patients during second wave


Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust has more than a third of its general and acute beds occupied by covid patients, according to HSJ’s analysis of NHS data.

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Trusts end Lorenzo use after failed national IT programme


An acute trust in Yorkshire has become the first of its cohort to fully replace its electronic patient record installed under the much-criticised National Programme for IT, with another trust set to follow suit.

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Eleven trusts renew £1.5bn court battle with their local councils


Eleven hospital trusts are continuing a High Court action against their local authorities, by seeking to appeal a previous ruling that denied them an estimated £1.5bn in backdated business rates.

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High-performing trust to share its chief exec with neighbour


Two small general hospital trusts are to share a chief executive under an interim arrangement.

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Pre-election figures show record-low A&E performance


The NHS recorded another record low against the four-hour target and a huge number of trolley waits for last month, according to the last major data release before next month’s election published today.

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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.