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David Loughton

Revealed: First trust CEO to receive £300,000 base salary


Many of the highest paid trust chiefs now have two executive roles, including the first permanent NHS CEO to be paid a base salary of more than £300,000 a year, HSJ analysis reveals.


Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target


Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Hospitals re-impose visiting restrictions amid soaring covid pressures


Several hospital trusts have re-introduced restrictions on patient visitors as covid-19 infections soar in their areas.

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Covid infections caught in hospital rise by a third in one week


The number of people likely to have caught covid-19 in NHS hospitals in England has risen by more than a third in the last week.

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Thousands of NHS staff excluded from race equality standard


Thousands of the lowest paid workers in the NHS are being excluded from data collected for the NHS workforce race equality standard, potentially skewing trusts’ results, HSJ can reveal.


Coronavirus hospital plans paused over potential lack of demand


NHS England has paused a decision on a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients in the north east due to concerns over lack of projected demand, HSJ understands.


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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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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Trust could borrow from local councils to fund reconfiguration bid


A foundation trust could use money borrowed from two local councils to fund multimillion pound reconfiguration plans.


Twenty big NHS building projects that need Boris’ cash


With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.

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Three never events in one month spark probe


Investigations have been launched after three “never events” were recorded in one month at a north east acute trust.

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets


NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

Ian Renwick

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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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted


More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal


Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

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Health secretary backs hospital reconfiguration plans


The health and social care secretary has backed NHS plans for a major reconfiguration of acute hospital services.

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Major reconfiguration aims to ease financial pressure


Leaders in the north east are drawing up plans to shake up emergency and elective care services as part of a second wave of hospital reconfiguration due for consultation next year.

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Leaders of alliance trusts agree to full merger


Leaders of two acute hospital trusts have agreed to go ahead with plans to merge into one organisation.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Government reveals new medical schools


Several areas of England struggling with doctor shortages are hoping to get a boost from five new medical schools, which have been announced today.

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In depth: Trusts respond to vascular GIRFT review


HSJ approached all the trusts that were at or beneath the threshold for one or more of the GIRFT vascular activity measures. Many gave candid descriptions of their issues and what they planned to do, or had done, about them.