St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Trusts singled out for failing at 'bog standard' IT

The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Performance Watch: Does the NHS have an unhealthy obsession with activity?

Welcome to HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing. Our fortnightly newsletter delves into the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders and provides unrivalled insight into what they plan to do about them

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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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London Eye: February in A&E

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Former trust chief ordered to repay £11,000 after conviction

A former hospital chief executive has been ordered to repay around £11,000 to the NHS or go to prison.

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How much could private units contribute to NHS financial recovery?

While there are undoubtedly opportunities for private patient units, careful market due diligence needs to be undertaken and the optimal strategy needs to be considered to make them more lucrative. By Hugh Risebrow

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Trusts and CCGs transforming care with technology

HSJ Solutions is the largest database of validated best practice in the NHS. Here you will find workable and evidence based solutions to everyday challenges facing the NHS.

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Treating private patients in NHS hospitals – benefit or cost?

An independent investigation is needed into whether trusts are getting significant net additions to their income from treating private patients, and whether the drive to set aside yet further beds for private patients should be allowed to continue. By Colin Leys

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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2014

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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Investigation reveals excess heart surgery deaths at teaching hospital

A major teaching hospital is still working to improve its heart surgery unit after high infection rates and a larger than expected number of deaths.

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Concern over patient harm investigations at teaching trust

A teaching hospital where 10 patients suffered severe harm after the trust failed to keep track of their appointments has been criticised by NHS England.

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London Eye: Capital's cancer turnaround

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy.

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Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions

Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.

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Former St George's boss appointed trust chief executive

Miles Scott, the former chief executive of St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust, has been appointed to run Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.

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Cowper’s Cut: The fear, the network and the path

Why does a safety-critical industry such as the NHS have the level of bullying and fear running through it at so many levels, asks Andy Cowper

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HSJ Awards 2017: Using Technology to Improve Efficiency

The team implemented an app which enables home monitoring of hypertension in pregnancy in order to reduce hospital visits for monitoring of pre-eclampsia.

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Trusts must reduce deficits by two-thirds to hit official forecast

NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.