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Coronavirus

Nightingale top leadership revealed

The first members of the leadership team at the NHS’ flagship covid-19 treatment centre have been revealed.

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Only six of 200 NHS private units signed up to complaints watchdog

Just six of the NHS’ more than 200 private patient units are signed up to the independent complaints adjudicator, HSJ has learned.

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‘Inherently risky’ children’s cancer service to be overhauled after HSJ revelations

Children’s cancer services in south London are to be reconfigured after a new review confirmed they represented an “inherent geographical risk to patient safety” — following HSJ revelations last year of how serious concerns had been “buried” by senior leaders.

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Stevens leads NHS new year’s honours

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has been knighted in the 2020 new year’s honours list.

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Trusts hired behavioural psychologist to resolve differences between medics

Managers hired a behavioural psychologist to work with senior clinicians from two trusts whose disagreements about clinical practice had undermined a prestigious joint transplant programme.

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NHSE/I appoint flexible working chief

NHS England and Improvement have appointed a head of flexible working as they look to improve recruitment and retention in the service, they have confirmed.

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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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London Eye: On sovereignty south of the river

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

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Teaching trusts fall out over transplant safety concerns

A “breakdown in trust” between two of the country’s leading teaching hospitals saw transplant patients referred elsewhere as a result of safety concerns, HSJ can reveal.

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First new national clinical directors named

A new national clinical director for cancer has been appointed, along with two other NCDs.

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Revealed: The CCGs where cancer referral is slowest

One London borough has nearly double the national average rate on an indicator that general practice is missing the early signs of cancer.

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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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London Eye: No learning, no remorse?

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Another joint chair for London?

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

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Exclusive: NHS England attempted to alter independent report on child cancer care

NHS England engaged in an unprecedented attempt to interfere with an independent clinical body’s report into child cancer services, seeking to have a recommendation on co-location of intensive care services removed, HSJ has learned.

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Sir Mike Richards called in over child cancer row

Sir Mike Richards, former national cancer tsar and chief inspector of hospitals, has been asked by NHS England to carry out an independent review of child cancer standards.

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London Eye: Throwing your weight around

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

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Children with cancer need an end to the 10-year Marsden standoff

“The language of priorities is the religion of socialism” – and the NHS, Nye Bevan might have added.

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Simon Stevens at meeting which decided not to publish controversial cancer report

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens was present at a meeting where a decision was taken not to publish a 2015 report which exposed concerns about children’s cancer care in London, minutes newly released to HSJ show.

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Exclusive: NHSE pressured us to protect ‘absurd’ cancer services, says top doctor

A leading doctor who served on an NHS England group tasked with designing new child cancer standards has told HSJ that changes to soften the proposals were “insisted on” by its officials.