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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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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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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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Finance team at scandal trust was ‘under-staffed and unable to whistleblow’

An under-resourced finance department where staff did not feel they could blow the whistle on senior colleagues was a factor in enabling ‘intentional misstatement’ of a major acute trust’s financial position, HSJ has been told.

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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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First eight ‘new nightingales’ revealed

The location of first ‘covid surge hubs’ has been announced by the Department of Health and Social Care.

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Major centres struggle as cancer waiting time performance hits record low

The NHS’ performance against cancer waiting time standards has hit a record low, with several major regional centres seeing a worsening in their record since last year, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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Leak reveals hour-long ambulance delays have quadrupled in 12 months

Ambulance handover delays lasting more than 60 minutes have quadrupled compared to this time last year, according to internal NHS data.

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‘Unprecedented financial failure’ trust delays accounts again

A major acute trust at the centre of an ‘unprecedented’ financial failure has had to delay publishing its overdue accounts again, board papers have revealed.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Cancer Care Initiative of the Year

At the outset of the pandemic a new telephone service was established to proactively call cancer patients to check their wellbeing, offer holistic therapy, provide local information and support, refer to appropriate services or simply provide a listening ear and reduce isolation.

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Four ICSs and four trusts placed in new ‘special measures’ regime

Four health systems have been put into NHS England’s replacement for the special measures regime, as well as four more acute trusts.

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Exclusive: Government tells hospitals to submit cheaper rebuild plans

NHS trusts hoping to build the first new hospitals under the government’s flagship infrastructure project have been told to submit plans for schemes costing less than £400m, prompting concern about plans being watered down.

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Shake-up of ‘new hospitals’ project after construction capacity concerns

The official leading the government’s flagship hospital building programme has admitted ‘the brakes have come on’ for some of the frontrunner projects, with some having to revisit their designs due to new requirements.

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Two-year waiters for elective care up by half to just under 4,000

The number of patients waiting more than two years for elective care has grown by nearly half in the space of one month, HSJ analysis can reveal.

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Major acute trust appoints new chief executive

University Hospitals of Leicester Trust has appointed Richard Mitchell as its new chief executive.

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The trusts with the most patients waiting over 18 months

The trusts with the biggest share of their waiting list at more than 18 months and two years has been revealed for the first time.

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Trust decides £4bn price tag ‘too expensive’ for new hospital

A teaching trust is planning a £1.2bn rebuild as part of the government’s new hospitals programme, having rejected a single new site option as “too expensive” at an estimated £4bn.

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Interim chair appointed at finance scandal trust

An East Midlands trust in the middle of an ongoing investigation into financial mismanagement has appointed an interim chair for the next year.

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The Integrator: Hancock’s ‘bonus prizes’ for Simon Stevens

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning by senior correspondent, Sharon Brennan.