University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

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Revealed: NHS England’s list of trusts with worst elective and cancer problems

Almost a third of acute trusts have been identified by NHS England as being ‘at risk’ of missing key targets for electives and cancer recovery, with some facing ”periodic calls between ministers and CEOs”, HSJ can reveal.

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Ex-football club owner appointed to lead trust

A former investment banker and owner of a football club has been appointed chair of a trust in one of England’s most challenged integrated care systems.

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The four trusts with worrying waiting lists

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

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Revealed: The 27 trusts still without an electronic patient record

Almost 30 NHS trusts do not have comprehensive electronic patient records amid a renewed push by government to get electronic systems into all NHS hospitals, according to HSJ research.

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Recovery Watch: The 20 trusts with three quarters of the NHS's two year waiters

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

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ICS set to miss July two-year waiters target by 860 patients

One of England’s most challenged integrated care systems is set to miss by more than 800 patients the government’s target of eliminating two-year elective waits by July.

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Building order of ‘new hospitals’ revealed as £550m consultancy deals announced

Projects in Dorset and Devon are set to be the first within the government’s New Hospital Programme to agree construction contracts.

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Patients asked to travel 200 miles in push to cut elective waits

Long waiting times at Devon’s acute hospitals have forced commissioners to offer patients treatment 200 miles away in London in a bid to reduce the elective backlog.

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Ambulance waits hit two hours for heart attacks and strokes

Average waits for an ambulance for stroke and heart attack patients have reached as long as two hours in one region, after a further fall in performance in recent weeks, HSJ can reveal.

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Trusts told to make savings ‘never delivered before by NHS’

NHS trusts are now facing challenging savings targets as high as 5 per cent of their total costs, which many say will be impossible to deliver.

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Recovery Watch: Move two-year waiters to trusts which can cope

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

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Single region responsible for a third of ambulance handover delays

One ambulance trust is reporting nearly a third of all time lost due to handover delays at emergency departments, according to figures seen by HSJ.

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ICS told to increase help for trust that treated patients on the floor

A troubled integrated care system has been told it must provide more help to a severely under-pressure acute trust where patients were treated on the floor and in a storeroom.

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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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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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Hospital to restart service three years after outsourcing it

An acute trust wants to restart an elective service at its facilities, three years after outsourcing much of that work to a private provider.

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Neighbouring ICSs plan single hospital IT system

Five trusts across two integrated care systems are drawing up plans to roll out a single electronic patient record funded by the government’s flagship infrastructure project.

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West Country Chronicle: Inside the NHS’ last big integrated care contract

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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CCG awards £1.6bn ‘integrated care partnership’ contract

An acute trust plans to create an integrated care partnership with a not-for-profit company after winning a £1.6bn contract for community, mental health and social care services.

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HSJ’s most read technology stories of 2020

With 2020 down to its final days, it’s time to take a look back at HSJ’s most read technology stories of the year.