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Medway chief executive to join NHS Confederation

The chief executive who is leaving Medway Foundation Trust is to take up a new role at the NHS Confederation.

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£1bn+ teaching trust gets new chief exec

A major London teaching hospital has appointed a new chief executive.

Technology

Can digital technology help embed a strong patient safety culture?

The benefits of digital tools to patient safety can extend far beyond supporting better decision making, as an HSJ and Capsule Technologies webinar discussed

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Digital technology can improve patient safety – with the right back-up

The pandemic has shown how digital solutions can help in, for example, the safe and effective transfer of care between settings, but it’s also exposed potential gaps in information governance arrangements

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Exclusive: Taxpayers cash could be used to fill hole created by fall in NHS private work

Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.

Technology

Second leading trust chooses tech supplier not included on NHSE and X approved list for £175m deal

One of the NHS’s flagship teaching trusts has defied NHSX and NHS England by selecting an electronic patient record system supplier not included on their approved framework, HSJ can reveal.

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Investigation launched after seven ‘never events’ in two years at leading trust

An external review has been launched at a leading children’s hospital after a series of “never events”.

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Royal college tells trust to tackle ‘dysfunction’

A world-famous specialist hospital has been told it must address “the current dysfunctional relationship” between the surgeons in one of its teams.

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An iceberg of avoidable patient harm

HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing is our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. This week by bureau chief Ben Clover.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

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Specialist trust now providing a fifth of all NHS private patient work

A specialist cancer trust increased its income from private patients by £17m last year, while the service as a whole saw non-NHS healthcare revenues rise by 6 per cent.

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Exclusive: Irish health service seeks no-deal Brexit pacts with NHS hospitals

The Irish health service is attempting to sign up NHS trusts to continue providing healthcare services to Irish citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit, HSJ has learned.

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Twelve trusts to stop reporting waiting times performance as part of trial

NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.

Great Ormond Street

‘Defensive’ trust removed patient criticism from royal college report

A world-famous hospital withheld information from regulators over a scandal in which children were needlessly given potentially dangerous drugs and invasive tests, it can be revealed.

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NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.

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Trust owed £46m by overseas private patients

A specialist trust is owed £45.9m by international private patients, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust reviews major pathways ahead of Epic overhaul

An acute and community trust is reviewing four of its main care pathways in an effort to avoid issues faced by other providers as it prepares to switch to the Epic electronic patient record.

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Integrated trust mulls IT link with neighbour

An acute, community and social care trust is considering linking up with its neighbour to get American company Epic as its new provider of electronic patient records.

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London trusts to lose £300m after tariff change

NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.

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Specialist hospitals face losing £27m under new tariff plans

Children’s trusts could lose up to £27m under new tariff proposals for 2019-20, senior NHS managers have revealed.