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Revealed: The worst trusts for long discharge delays


The trusts with the most patients waiting at least a week after they are ‘ready’ to be discharged can be identified for the first time, following publication of new NHS England data.

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Revealed: The trusts offering ‘BMA rates’ to doctors covering strikes


Around a quarter of acute trusts paid consultants premium rates to provide strike cover during the first two junior doctors’ walkouts, broadly matching the pay levels demanded by the British Medical Association’s ‘rate card’, HSJ research 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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Sunak’s local acute becomes first to be upgraded to ‘good’ since covid


The Care Quality Commission has upgraded a major hospital trust to a ‘good’ rating for what is believed to be the first time since the start of the pandemic.

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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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ICS admits 14 of its major services are ‘fragile and challenged’


Fourteen of an integrated care system’s major services — which account for the ‘majority of [its] planned care’ — have been described as ‘fragile and challenged’.


Exclusive: Trust to take over private hospital


A trust is taking over a local independent hospital and intends to keep it for mainly private patients, HSJ can reveal.

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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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Hospital hosts others’ surgeons so cancer ops can go ahead


A specialist trust has freed up 29 theatre sessions a week so cancer surgery from nearby providers can continue during the covid pandemic.

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Covid infections caught in hospital up by half in a week


Covid-19 infections likely to have been caught in hospital have increased by almost half in a week, with several trusts seeing significant rises, HSJ can reveal.

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Covid crisis forces suspension of maternity services


Some trusts in London and the South East are closing standalone birth centres and warning they cannot support home births because of high levels of demand for ambulance services from covid patients.


Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds


Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Award


The Kidzmed project was a quality improvement project to teach children and young people how to take tablet medication.

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Trust appoints interim chief after covid-19 crisis hits recruitment plans


A trust has appointed an interim chief executive after the coronavirus crisis meant it was unable to carry out a normal recruitment process for the permanent post.

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‘Mountain’ waiting list will need five-year plan, says royal college


The NHS will need a five-year strategy to deal with a “mountain” of an elective waiting list following the coronavirus outbreak, the Royal College of Surgeons has said.


Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff


NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.

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Chief to retire after taking trust out of ‘special measures’


The chief executive of a Sussex trust is to retire in September, four years after taking up the role.

Exclusive: Trusts set to be let off £10bn debt


NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.


Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence


Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.