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Revealed: Worst hospitals for food hygiene


More than 30 hospitals in England failed to receive the top ratings for food hygiene in their latest inspection.


London Eye: Actually, we’ve coped well


Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.


ICB sued by trust over £500m deal


A company part-run by an NHS trust has launched a legal challenge against a neighbouring integrated care board over a £500m pathology contract.

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Virtual hospital model ‘new gold standard’ for treatment


The chief executive at a trust behind one of the UK’s first ‘virtual hospitals’ has said this model is the ‘new gold standard’ for care provision and the trust is looking at a significant expansion.

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Forty trusts are set elective target less ambitious than last year


NHS trusts have been given targets to increase elective activity that range from 103 per cent of pre-pandemic levels to nearly 130 per cent, internal data seen by HSJ reveals.


Less than a quarter of new hospital ‘enabling’ funds received by trusts


Less than a quarter of the funding requested for crucial preparation works for the government’s ‘new hospitals programme’ has so far been received, trusts have told HSJ.

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Hospital manager took bribes from suppliers


A hospital manager in Hertfordshire has been convicted after accepting bribes for his trust to procure medical equipment from particular companies.


Revealed: Four trusts added to NHSE ‘help list’


NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.

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Influx of very low risk referrals sparks review of cancer services


NHS England is in talks about changing a pathway for women with breast problems after performance against the two-week target for them to be seen plummeted.

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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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Retiring CEO: Other industries would think how we chair boards is mad


The outgoing CEO of an acute trust has called for better support for healthcare leaders, particularly when it comes to the relationship between chiefs and chairs, as she prepares to retire.

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Government criticises trust over chief executive appointment


An East of England trust has breached government rules by announcing its new chief executive too early — putting him in what was described as an ‘untenable’ position.


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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Trust appoints former Department of Health leader as CEO


A former Department of Health leader is set to take the helm at an East of England trust.

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New chief for trust that is ‘so far ahead on integration’


A London trust whose chief executive is headed to a provider in the South West has appointed a successor.


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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Trusts complain of ‘frustrating’ delays to new hospitals programme


Two trusts have highlighted their frustration with the ‘delays and uncertainty’ over the government’s New Hospital Programme after being forced to slow down their projects amid funding concerns.

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Staff covid death payouts set to top £40m


NHS death in service payments for health and social care staff who died with coronavirus are set to top £40m, HSJ analysis reveals.


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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The Download: Tech chiefs miss chance to sell data-sharing scheme


The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week by senior correspondent Nick Carding.