Facilities management

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Doctors, but not nurses, get cash to help 'power napping'

The government will invest almost £10m to improve sleeping facilities for doctors at NHS hospitals amid growing awareness of the impact of fatigue on patient safety.

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Government claims NHS won't be hit by Interserve administration

The government has said neither NHS services nor jobs will be affected by the administration of a large outsourcing company.

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Deloitte hired to design NHS efficiency drive

Deloitte has won a contract to draw up proposals with NHS trusts for a new procurement efficiency drive, which aims to make savings from a £20bn pool of non-pay spend.

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DHSC to tighten control over wholly owned subsidiary companies

Scrutiny and regulation of the NHS’s use of wholly owned subsidiary companies will be strengthened to ensure trusts do not set up such bodies “solely” for tax avoidance purposes.

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Threatened heart unit relocates to meet new standards

A major hospital trust is to relocate its children’s heart services to ensure it meets new standards set by NHS England.

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New procurement model to make in-house catering "more cost effective"

Trusts will benefit from greater price transparency when buying food, regardless of whether they choose local or national suppliers - according to the new head of food procurement for the NHS.

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Devastating fire prompts checks on 3,500 NHS buildings

NHS Property Services is to carry out a review of all the clinical buildings it owns after a report into a devastating fire which destroyed a community hospital.

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Carillion staff transferred to NHS as PFI provider collapses

A mental health trust is taking “urgent action” by moving dozens of estates and facilities management staff to a newly-formed subsidiary company after its PFI provider went into administration.

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Regulator explores standardised designs for new NHS buildings

Plans for new standardised NHS buildings are being drawn up by efficiency directors in a bid to speed up much needed improvements to ageing estate.

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Trust in £1m court battle with four companies over recurring water leaks

A hospital trust has embarked on a legal battle against four construction and engineering companies to recover more than £1m after experiencing years of leaks.

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Decision over Carillion Hospital 'in autumn' as costs soar

A government decision on the future of a privately financed major acute hospital that was hit by Carillion’s collapse is not expected until autumn.

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Uncertainty over NHS pricing tool as deadline looms

Uncertainty has arisen over the provision of a price comparison tool used by trusts to analyse and improve their spending, HSJ has learned.

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Contractor suing NHS England claims rival's bid was 'abnormally low'

NHS England is being sued by a clinical waste disposal contractor that claims it wrongly awarded a contract to a rival that submitted an unrealistically low bid.

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Carillion collapse: Trusts close to securing builders for new hospitals

Construction on a long awaited PF2 hospital held up by the collapse of Carillion could resume next month, HSJ has been told.

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Serco set to take over Carillion NHS contracts

Facilities management services at five NHS hospital trusts could be taken over by Serco in a £29m deal, following the collapse of Carillion.

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Concerns raised over growing DHSC underspends

The Department of Health and Social Care has repeatedly reported underspends against an accounting mechanism intended to cover the costs of assets over their lifetime.

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Revealed: 14 trusts start contingency plans after Carillion collapse

Contingency plans are in operation across 14 NHS trusts after the collapse of construction and facilities management company Carillion.

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Trusts in talks to establish 'NHS alternative to PFI'

Jim Mackey is in discussions with other providers to establish an “NHS alternative to PFI”, which would aim to deliver “off balance sheet” capital projects.

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Exclusive: More than 50 trusts yet to carry out post-Grenfell fire checks

More than 50 NHS trusts have confirmed they have not had a fire service inspection since the Grenfell Tower disaster – despite all providers being ordered to arrange them just days after the fire.

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Bed capacity issues hold up hospital safety improvements

High bed occupancy is making it harder for hospitals to carry out fire safety work – because they have nowhere to put patients if wards need to be closed.