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‘Excess deaths’ due to A&E delays rise by nearly a third in one year


Long waits in A&E departments may have caused around 30,000 ‘excess deaths’ last year, according to new estimates.

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The Ward Round: Trusts’ ‘unknown’ disability problem revealed


Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night – and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, this week by HSJ employment and equalities correspondent Nick Kituno, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and ...


‘Torch bearer for values’ made trust CEO


A specialist trust has appointed a new CEO after its previous leader left to become the national emergency care chief.

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London Eye: The Lloyds Bank £56m


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

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HSJ Podcast: The NHS’s latest PFI problem


A legal battle has erupted between a hospital trust and bank-backed PFI company over fire safety and payment refusals. We discuss why the case has potentially wider implications for other NHS trusts.

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Suing trust for £56m is ‘last resort’, says Lloyds Bank


Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed it supports a PFI firm taking legal action to claim £56m from an NHS hospital trust, including tens of millions said to be owed to the bank, HSJ has learned.


Hospital ‘left in unsafe condition’ by private contractor


A PFI contractor left a hospital ‘in an unsafe condition’ for nine months after a fire which required patients to be evacuated, a trust has claimed in legal papers.

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Collapsed PFI firm sues trust for £56m


A PFI company that fell into administration three years ago is suing a London acute trust for £56m in compensation, according to papers lodged with the High Court.

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London Eye: Where’s the harm?


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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The nursing walkout isn't really about pay


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

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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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Trust considers joining up EPR with neighbour


A trust is considering joining up its electronic patient record system with a neighbouring major acute when its current contract expires.

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‘Four-hour rush’ continuing at top A&Es


Hospital trusts are still treating many patients just before the four-hour A&E target deadline, whose proposed abolition was reversed by government yesterday, HSJ analysis has revealed.

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Revealed: Trusts where most staff withhold disability status


More than half the staff at eight trusts have either refused or failed to declare whether they consider themselves ‘disabled’, an HSJ analysis has found.

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London Eye: Later, iller, less productive


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

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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.

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Gap between best and worst cancer performers widens


The gap between the best and worst-performing health systems for cancer has widened during the pandemic, HSJ analysis shows.

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Jab mandate a ‘massive task and distraction’, trust warns


Delivering the covid vaccine mandate has become a “massive task and distraction” for frontline managers and HR staff, a trust’s director of workforce has said.


London chief executive to lead Dorset trust


A new chief executive has been announced for University Hospitals Dorset Foundation Trust.