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Revealed: The ‘unacceptable’ hospital buildings with no investment


Estates chiefs at 19 acute hospitals have classed more than half of their occupied space as  “not functionally suitable” and lacking any promise of major investment.

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Projects excluded from ‘40 new hospitals’ programme had ‘political issues’


Internal government documents show some of the building schemes that failed to make the final list of ‘40 new hospitals’ were flagged as having potentially serious ‘political issues’, HSJ has discovered.

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Exclusive: Site-level A&E performance revealed for the first time


The true scale of poor performance against the four-hour waiting time target at individual A&E sites, which is often masked by the official trust-level data, has been laid bare for the first time by information acquired by HSJ.

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Crumbling estate impacting patient care ‘day in, day out’, NHSE boss tells MPs


NHS England’s finance boss says patient treatment areas are being closed “all the time” due to crumbling estates, fire risks and flooding.


Hospital whose rebuild was dropped faces ‘enforced closure’ risk


A trust that was inexplicably removed from the ‘40 new hospitals’ programme, despite being a top regional priority for capital funding, has been testing contingency plans for a ‘full or partial site closure’ due to problems with its main site.


Seven trusts inexplicably removed from ‘40 new hospitals’ pledge


Seven trusts were removed from a list used to choose the ‘40 new hospitals’ with no documentation to explain why, a watchdog has found.

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Around 20 trusts ‘still without electric vehicle charging points’


Around 20 trusts have not yet installed any electric vehicle charging points on their sites, HSJ analysis shows.

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Outcry over 123 rejected ‘new hospital’ bids


Multiple trusts have expressed disappointment at being overlooked in the government’s latest announcement on the ‘40 new hospitals’ programme.


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.

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Trusts lose out on cash after safety ‘mis-declarations’


Three trusts have lost out on more than £1m in rebate from the maternity clinical negligence scheme after they ‘mis-declared’ that they were compliant with safety requirements.

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Trusts locked into Russian gas contracts for another year


Several NHS trusts will remain locked into contracts with Russian energy giant Gazprom until April 2023, HSJ understands.

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NHS launches biggest central patient record programme since NPfIT


Seven trusts have been selected for a new centralised approach to buying major IT equipment in a bid to “accelerate” digitisation across the health service, HSJ has learned.

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Troubled trust given maximum fine for duty of candour breach


A troubled trust, where leaders are braced for a review into high-profile bullying allegations, was today fined for breaching duty of candour regulations in a separate case.

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Trusts failing to report ‘concerning’ numbers of hospital-acquired covid cases


Some acute trusts have failed to report large numbers of hospital-acquired covid infections as patient safety incidents, despite NHS England describing this as ‘fundamental’.


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.


Revealed: Eight hospital trusts with more covid patients than in the spring


Eight hospital trusts have surpassed the level of covid-19 patients in general acute beds which they recorded in the spring peak, according to HSJ’s analysis of NHS England data.


Supporting effective communication between clinicians


Efficient communication between clinicians has long been a challenge. With new digital solutions, and changes driven by covid, could that finally be changing?

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year


The Clinical Coding team are vitally important for Kettering as clinically coded data forms the bedrock of information they have on their patients.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative


The place based paediatric offer across Tameside and Glossop consists of a number of initiatives that support children and their families being seen and treated by the most appropriate professional, at the right time and in the right place:

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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.