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Revealed: Trusts with the biggest falls in staff confidence in care provided


Several large teaching hospitals are among those which saw the steepest declines in the proportion of staff who would recommend the care of their organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results.

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Hospital-acquired covid on course for pandemic record


The NHS is on course to record the highest proportion of hospital-acquired covid infections across any single month of the pandemic so far.


Recovery Watch: ‘Stay away patients’ are causing alarm


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

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Field hospitals being set up across England


Moves are taking place to set up a raft of temporary hospitals across England — in venues such as conference and sports centres — to create additional capacity for coronavirus patients.


Revealed: The trusts which will struggle most to deliver quality care in 2020


The trusts which are likely to face the fiercest struggle to deliver quality care in the immediate future have been identified through an analysis carried out exclusively for HSJ.

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.

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Leading trust CEO will switch to running ICS


The chief executive of a foundation trust has stepped down to take an expanded role with the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System.

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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.

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Majority of local services are now breaching 18 weeks


At the end of July, less than 49 per cent of hospital services were achieving the 18 week RTT target, notes Rob Findlay

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NHS trusts owe government £14bn


Heavily-indebted NHS providers are bidding to restructure their loans with the Department of Health and Social Care, albeit with little prospect of them being written off.

Exclusive: Government pledges more NHS bailouts amid growing audit concerns


The government has intervened to reassure NHS trusts they will continue to be bailed out, following increasing concerns from auditors over their operational viability, HSJ has learned.

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Success on one-year waits, but waiting list grows to record-breaking size


The English NHS achieved its important ambition to halve the number of one-year waiters during 2018-19. However, the underlying waiting list continued to grow, reaching record levels and frustrating the other main ambition for elective waits. By Rob Findlay


Brexit: Trust can operate for 'four days' under food shortage contingency plans


A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.


From success regime to successful integrated care system


Stephen Eames reflects on the journey of North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust from being in special measures to leading a thriving integrated care system

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Winter hits elective waiting times


RTT waiting times shot up in December as winter started to bite. In better news, one year waits continued to fall. By Rob Findlay

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding


Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.


London trusts to lose £300m after tariff change


NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.

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Some DGH chiefs paid more than CEOs at largest trusts


Fifteen trust chief executives were paid at yearly rates of more than £250,000 last year, including several in the north east running district general hospitals, according to HSJ analysis.

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Best of 2018: HSJ's top mental health stories


As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed