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Deegan to leave after 21 years as trust chief

One of the longest-serving and most influential chief executives in the NHS has told staff he will retire in early 2023.

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Trusts reveal thousands of new 12-hour waits

Several trusts have now started reporting thousands of 12-hour waits in their emergency departments, representing a huge difference to the numbers published nationally under a slightly different measure.

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Trust’s future under question as specialist service shut down

NHS England is closing the current gender identity clinic for children and young people following a critical independent review, replacing it with two new services in London and the North West of England.

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The four trusts with worrying waiting lists

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

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Major trust reports huge jump in two-year waiters, against national reduction

A large NHS trust has reported a huge jump in patients waiting more than two years for elective treatment, bucking the national trend which shows numbers reducing.

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‘Total IT failure’ at four hospitals sparks safety concerns

Four hospitals in Greater Manchester are struggling with a near ‘total IT failure’ which has forced staff in all key services to use handwritten lists and notes.

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Fears of delay to flagship ‘new hospitals’ after funding cut

Several of the ‘40 new hospitals’ promised by government face further delay and disruption because the trusts are receiving less cash than needed for crucial planning work this year, HSJ can reveal.

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Recovery Watch: The 20 trusts with three quarters of the NHS's two year waiters

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.

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Few staff using wellbeing hubs despite rise in sick days

Only 53,500 staff have used a flagship NHS staff wellbeing initiative in its first year of operation, HSJ can reveal, while separate analysis finds mental health sick days have soared in the last five years.

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Trusts failing on waiting list ask told to ‘get act together’

Trusts have been told to ‘get their act together’ on health inequalities, after HSJ research suggested only a small minority have so far published data on disparities in waiting times between different patient groups.

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North by North West: Leading ICS sits bottom of activity rankings

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Tackling covid-related challenges in services for patients with respiratory conditions

The covid pandemic has created challenges for many NHS services, including those dealing with patients with respiratory conditions.

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Two-year breaches rise by 15pc to record high

The number of two-year elective breaches jumped 15 per cent to 18,585 patients between October and November, although the NHS’s overall waiting list size stabilised at just under six million patients.

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Five ‘new hospital’ projects due to miss 2025 completion target

Only one of the six ‘new hospitals’ prioritised for construction by the government more than two years ago is on track to be operating by the original target date of 2025, HSJ can reveal.

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North by North West: Bitter taste for ‘Marmite’ candidate

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North by North West: The worst backlog for children

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.

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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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Neighbouring acute trusts work to dampen ‘rivalry’

Two major trusts which are widely perceived to have an intense local rivalry have been making efforts to improve their relations, according to the chair of one of the providers.

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HSJ podcast: Summer, salaries, systems and shielding

This week’s NHS Health Check podcast is dedicated to all matters staffing: The Agenda for Change pay deal, how much integrated care system chiefs should get paid, and shielding staff not getting risk assessments.