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Trust appoints ‘turnaround director’ after performance plummets

A specialist cancer ‘turnaround director’ has been appointed at one of the country’s largest acute trusts after its performance declined sharply, with less than half of its patients being treated within 62 days of an urgent screening referral.

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Building order of ‘new hospitals’ revealed as £550m consultancy deals announced

Projects in Dorset and Devon are set to be the first within the government’s New Hospital Programme to agree construction contracts.

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Lassa fever case sparks ‘major incident’ across region’s NHS

The East of England region has declared a major incident due to a case of Lassa fever at a major teaching hospital knocking out significant critical care capacity, HSJ can reveal.

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Growing number of trusts defy system leaders on FFP3 guidance

Over 30 trusts are now mandating FFP3 masks are used beyond settings stipulated in national rules, amid calls for system leaders to clarify the national position on the key staff and patient safety issue.

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Leaked recording of ‘scared’ CEO says major hospital ‘ceasing to function’

The chief executive of a major teaching trust has told an internal meeting he is ‘anxious and scared’ that its main acute site is under so much pressure it ‘is ceasing to function as a hospital’.

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Clinicians warn of ‘serious’ safety risk at crowded teaching hospital

Staff at a teaching hospital which has struggled with emergency care pressure this winter have warned that patient safety is being compromised as crowding is becoming “normalised”.

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A&E trolley waits double despite many fewer patients

Long waits for admission from emergency departments in November were nearly double last year’s figure, despite many fewer patients, as covid-19 hampered flow through hospitals.

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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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Top teaching trust blames surge in long A&E waits on covid measures

A top teaching hospital has blamed covid measures for a dramatic rise in the number of trolley waits in its accident and emergency department.

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Second leading trust chooses tech supplier not included on NHSE and X approved list for £175m deal

One of the NHS’s flagship teaching trusts has defied NHSX and NHS England by selecting an electronic patient record system supplier not included on their approved framework, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ80 full list: The most influential people in health

The HSJ80 lists the figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the English NHS and health policy over the next 12 months

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: IT & Digital Innovation Award

The Flu Bee Game is designed to improve vaccination rates by engaging, educating and encouraging staff to get vaccinated.

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Revealed: The hospitals facing most pressure to meet coronavirus demand

New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor

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NHSE told to set new A&E ‘maximum time to assessment’ target

Analysis carried out for NHS England’s review of NHS targets has proposed it set a “maximum time-to-assessment target… for all those attending [accident and emergency departments]”.

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CQC regime doesn’t work for trusts like mine, says CEO

The Care Quality Commission’s risk-based inspection regime unfairly disadvantage trusts with more than one hospital site, the boss of a multisite trust has told HSJ.

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Exclusive: Trusts target £100m in donations for new children’s hospital

Two NHS trusts hope to raise £100m from public donations to help finance the construction of a specialist children’s hospital in what is understood to be the biggest health service fundraising operation of its kind.

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Revealed: The trusts where patients lost their sight after follow-up delays

Dozens of patients suffered permanent or long-term harm to their eyes after waiting too long for a follow-up appointment, HSJ can reveal — with thousands more waiting over a year longer than they should have.

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Exclusive: Most NHS computers running decade-old version of Windows

The NHS has been given another 11 months of support for a decade-old version of Microsoft Windows, while about half of its computers are still running the softfware, HSJ can reveal.

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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.

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Ombudsman probes failings of its own investigation

The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman has launched a review of failings in relation to an investigation into the death of a young woman with anorexia, HSJ has learned.