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HSJ podcast: The A&E target conundrum continues

This week, we revisit the thorny subject of accident and emergency standards, following calls for a new six-hour target to be introduced.

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Trust chief calls for six-hour A&E target

The chief executive of a trust trialling the new emergency care standards being considered by the government has called for a new six-hour target to either move patients out of accident and emergency, or for them to receive treatment.

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Exclusive: ‘Outrageous’ long A&E waits for mental health patients increase 150pc

Mental health patients who arrive at emergency departments in crisis are increasingly facing ‘outrageous’ long waits for an inpatient bed, with some being forced to wait several days.

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‘Don’t stand in way of integration if clinicians want it’, says CEO

A trust chief executive says leaders ‘should not stand in the way’ of controversial plans for further integration with a neighbouring provider if that is the direction being set by clinicians.

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Trusts locked into Russian gas contracts for another year

Several NHS trusts will remain locked into contracts with Russian energy giant Gazprom until April 2023, HSJ understands.

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NHSE investigating trust’s leadership following mass walkout of directors

Efforts to merge the governance of two hospital trusts have led to a walkout of several non-executive directors and a national investigation into one of the organisation’s leadership.

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Trust directors push back against joint CEO plan

A proposal to appoint a single chief executive to run two neighbouring hospital trusts is being resisted by board members at one of the organisations, local politicians have told HSJ.

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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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Hospitals allowing staff to avoid self-isolation instructions from app

Trusts in the North East region have told staff identified as close contacts of positive covid-19 cases they can continue working if they take daily tests.

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Trusts drop business rates battle against councils

Eleven NHS trusts have dropped a long-running bid to pay business rates at a discount usually reserved for charities, according to the Local Government Association.

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Trusts say joint board under single chair ‘does not mean merger’

Two neighbouring hospital trusts have ruled out a full merger, despite forming a joint board under a single chairman.

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Exclusive: Leaked data reveals nearly quarter of a million year-plus waiters

Nearly a quarter of a million people have been waiting more than a year for operations and other hospital procedures, HSJ has learned.

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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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Without colleges, the People Plan will have a hollow core

Michael Wood on the need to understand the value of our local colleges to support a broad range of health and care roles and reach local populations from which the NHS often struggles to recruit

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year

The ImpACT+ service is delivered by a team of respiratory consultants, specialist respiratory nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists along with admin and clinical support staff.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year

The Clinical Coding team are vitally important for Kettering as clinically coded data forms the bedrock of information they have on their patients.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative

The place based paediatric offer across Tameside and Glossop consists of a number of initiatives that support children and their families being seen and treated by the most appropriate professional, at the right time and in the right place:

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: HSJ Value Award of the Year

Just one in four people suffering from a long-term mental illness are in work. Mental health problems at work cost the economy £34.9bn with a cost to business of £26bn each year.

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Prior: use of barcodes should be ‘commonplace in the NHS’

The widespread adoption of barcoding by the NHS is needed to meet the challenge posed by the Cumberlege patient safety review, according to NHS England chair Lord David Prior.