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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.

Christine Allen

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.

Matthew Coats

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.

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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.

Matthew Coats

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.

Helen Brown

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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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The Download: Matt Hancock’s tech legacy assessed

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.

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The Download: Where the GP data-sharing scheme went wrong

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.

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The Download: The rebirth of care.data (sort of)

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.

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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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The Download: NHSE regains control of national tech agenda

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.

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The Download: Inside an Epic implementation

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.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements

Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.

Mark Lever

NHS leaders don't understand the value of volunteers

Results from a national survey show a low understanding of the impact of volunteering amongst NHS senior leaders, leading to a reluctance in bringing volunteers back to hospitals. By Mark Lever, Helpforce CEO