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Three trusts pick US firm for £150m EPR scheme


Three acute trusts in one of the NHS’s least digitally mature health economies have hired US firm Meditech to provide a single electronic patient record under a contract worth around £155m.

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‘Good’ maternity unit downgraded to ‘inadequate’


A Norfolk hospital’s maternity services have been downgraded from ‘good’ to ‘inadequate’, with warnings raised about the safety and quality of care provided.

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ICS plans £100m tech investment alongside new EPR


One of the NHS’s most challenged health systems has made plans to invest around £100m on IT projects over the next three years, in addition to an electronic patient record across three trusts.

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‘Digital desert’ gets go-ahead for £155m records system


Three acute trusts are set to launch a tender process to sign up a provider for an ambitious electronic patient record system spanning all their hospitals, with the contract valued at around £155m, HSJ  has learned.

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Patient Safety Watch: Clear signs of extreme pressure


Following Jeremy Hunt’s appointment as chancellor, HSJ is now hosting the Patient Safety Watch newsletter, written by Patient Safety Watch trustee James Titcombe.

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Five trusts outsource their back office in £20m deal


Five trusts within an integrated care system have outsourced their back office functions to NHS Shared Business Services.

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Recovery Watch: Elective recovery in a challenged rural area


Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by HSJ bureau chief and performance lead James Illman.


Govt to add trusts with unsafe roofs to ‘40 new hospitals’ programme


Several trusts with dangerous structural planks are set to be selected for the government’s flagship hospital building programme, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: The 27 trusts still without an electronic patient record


Almost 30 NHS trusts do not have comprehensive electronic patient records amid a renewed push by government to get electronic systems into all NHS hospitals, according to HSJ research.

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Trusts pause private plan for joint leadership


The three acute trusts in the Norfolk and Waveney integrated care system have admitted the existence of private plans to merge their leadership, but say the proposals are now on hold, HSJ has learned.

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Acute trust promotes COO to top job


James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust has announced chief operating officer Jo Segasby, who is a registered nurse, is to become the trust’s new chief executive.

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New ICS structure ‘absolutely daft’, says acute chair


Proposals for how Norfolk and Waveney integrated care system will work ‘feel so top heavy’ that residents could ‘struggle to understand the point’, a local hospital chair has warned.

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CCG opens ‘care hotel’ after critical incident


A hotel in the centre of Norwich is temporarily being converted into a care facility to help ease local bed pressures, as Norfolk becomes the latest area to pilot the model.

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Acute boss moves to lead mental health trust


A mental health and community services provider has appointed an acute hospital boss as its new chief executive.

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Ambulance and trolley waits soar to record levels


Ambulance response times hit new lows last month, leaving heart attack and stroke patients waiting nearly an hour to be reached on average, despite the system having an 18-minute target for this cohort.

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Hospital and primary care leaders at odds over ICS boundary changes


Primary care leaders in Essex and Suffolk are at loggerheads with some of their acute counterparts over proposals which would make integrated care systems coterminous with the county council boundaries.

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Hospital forced to evacuate ICU because roof could collapse


A hospital was forced to evacuate and then close its critical care unit for around three weeks last month because of concerns its roof could collapse.

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Exclusive: One in four critical care units got busier in past week


The number of patients in critical care grew at one in four English hospital trusts in the past week, despite overall covid-19 occupancy falling, HSJ can reveal.


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: Trusts offering controversial trauma ‘treatment’ to new mums


Several NHS trusts are offering a ‘treatment’ for birth trauma which uses a technique which lies outside national guidelines and which is criticised by specialists as potentially causing ‘more harm than good’.