Ben is a bureau chief at HSJ and he covers the hospital sector and London. He has worked at HSJ for five years and has lectured at Imperial College London’s Master’s course on health policy.
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One London borough has nearly double the national average rate on an indicator that general practice is missing the early signs of cancer.
An ambulance trust has been ordered to pay £96,000 to a wrongfully dismissed employee after a tribunal branded its response to his concerns as “appalling”.
Two mental health trusts have hired management consultants to look at how they can be more involved in joint working, HSJ can reveal.
A mental health trust and one of England’s worst performing acute trusts have announced they will come together under a “group model”.
Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.
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The NHS in Kent is block-booking hotel rooms for staff and planning with police to get workers and patients through “gridlocked roads” to hospitals as part of preparations for a no-deal Brexit “Armageddon”.
The chancellor has promised an increase in planned spending on NHS staff development, which he says will pay for £1,000 “personal development budgets” for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
NHS referrals for a private hospital group have increased 7.4 per cent year-on-year, the provider has announced, also saying it has benefited from an increase in the service’s payment tariff.
NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.