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Revealed: Official data masking long waits for the sickest patients


Several trusts are failing to admit their sickest emergency patients in a timely fashion, despite performing well in official waiting time statistics, HSJ can reveal.

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Population health tools and new pathways are helping Cheshire and Merseyside support those most at risk of fuel poverty.


In response to the UK’s rising fuel poverty crisis, a collaborative initiative in Cheshire and Merseyside utilises data-driven strategies to identify and assist vulnerable individuals, making a meaningful impact on their lives and setting a precedent for broader implementation in the region

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North by North West: NHSE’s handling of Christie whistleblowing case faces judicial review


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‘No new suppliers’ promises ICS as four trusts eye EPR purchases


A major acute provider will make a second attempt at procuring a new electronic patient record, while three neighbouring trusts are planning to launch a separate tender process, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food


The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.

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How trusts are saving thousands of hours, which can be spent with patients instead


Guy Lucchi on how the CareFlow electronic patient record can help clinicians provide safer and more efficient care while spending more time with patients

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North by North West: Takeover and a makeover


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North by North West: Liverpool promises to change


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CQC names worst trusts for maternity care


The trusts with substantially worse experience of maternity care have been identified by the Care Quality Commission.

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Revealed: CEO and exec turnover at each acute trust


Some acute trusts have kept more than half of their executive directors over a five-year period – whereas others have seen all of them change, according to HSJ analysis of top-level managerial stability.

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EPRs are in the spotlight (again) – but ICSs will bring new opportunities to the table


EPRs that are custom designed for ICSs and the NHS are vital for collaborative, data driven, preventive and supportive care. By Dr Jonathan Bloor

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2022: Staffing Solution of the Year


WINNER: Patchwork Health and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust: Establishing the North West Collaborative Bank - The Largest in the UK


Neonatal units face ‘redesignation’ under national shake-up


A major shake-up of neonatal care, aimed at reducing mortality and illness, could see dozens of units restricted to caring for less premature babies.

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Russian-owned energy firm supplies at least 11 NHS trusts


At least 11 trusts have paid just over £4m to a Russian government-owned energy supplier in the current financial year, while 17 paid the company £17m the year before, HSJ analysis shows.


Care increasingly disrupted by building failures as NHS repair bill grows


Patient care is being disrupted by increasing numbers of infrastructure failures amid a continued rise in the cost of fixing outdated and potentially dangerous parts of the NHS estate, new figures show.


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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Chief executive to run two trusts


Two trusts in the North West will share a chief executive and work in partnership to help secure “fragile” services.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year


This was the development of a diabetes dashboard modelled on the National Diabetes Audit, which provided monthly updates on key care components. The data was displayed at both individual GP level as well as at a Locality level (now PCN level) and CCG level. Discussion about the dashboard was incorporated ...


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Paediatric Care Initiative of the Year


The Asthma and Wheeze Project is overseen by the integrated borough-based partnership “Tower Hamlets Together” and sought to significantly reduce non-elective admissions of children and young people with asthma and wheeze to the Royal London Hospital. As a system the project mapped the primary and secondary drivers for admissions and ...


Trust complains of ‘very harsh’ exclusion from national costing report


Fourteen trusts have had their financial data excluded from a national survey of spending due to accounting errors, in a process that one described as ‘very harsh’.