All articles by Esther Oxford – Page 3

  • London Bridge Hospital

    Private hospital rated outstanding by CQC


    A private hospital in the capital has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

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    Revealed: Theresa May's clash with NHS over immigrants' data


    Kingsley Manning says NHS Digital battled with the Home Office over sharing patient data repeatedly between 2013 and 2016 Former chair says while Theresa May was home secretary he was put under pressure to share data despite his legal concerns New agreement allows for data to be shared to ...

  • St George’s Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Special measures teaching trust gets improvement director


    A major London teaching hospital rated inadequate last year has been assigned an improvement director.

  • Foreign passport

    Illegal immigrants traced using NHS patient information


    Agreement between Home Office and NHS Digital to trace illegal immigrants Home Office says requests for confidential patient information is in the public interest Deal signed in November came into effect from 1 January 2017 Confidential NHS patient information is being shared with the Home Office to help ...

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    STPs could be put in charge of collecting patient data


    STPs could be put in charge of collecting patient data at regional level Patients will be able to control how their data is used, NHS England document says DH funded project has already implemented regional data banks in northern cities Accountable care organisations and STP footprints could be ...

  • Prison

    Former NHS manager jailed for fraud for second time


    Former NHS manager Conrad de Souza jailed for 17 months after admitting six counts of fraud NHS Protect says he took “extraordinarily large risks to win back power, prestige and financial rewards” He lied about qualifications, previous convictions and his employment record when applying for jobs A former ...

  • Ambulance
    HSJ Local

    New chief executive for troubled trust


    South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive.

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    HSJ Local

    Joint chief appointed to run five CCGs


    A collective of clinical commissioning groups in south London has appointed Sarah Blow as their new accountable officer.

  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Trust recommended to exit special measures


    CQC recommended East Kent Hospitals University FT leaves special measures Inspectors say significant improvements made in maternity and emergency care NHS Improvement defers decision till 2017 while it reviews trust’s finances England’s chief inspector of hospitals has recommended that East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust should exit special ...

  • Statue of justice

    Exclusive: Trust prosecuted after 'high profile' patient death


    A trust is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive over the death of a mentally ill patient, who fell to his death on hospital premises.

  • Sam Allen
    HSJ Local

    Deputy steps up to trust chief executive role


    Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust has appointed Sam Allen as its new chief executive.

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    HSJ Local

    NHS manager jailed for £300k fraud scam


    Text messages and chat messages prove NHS manager’s guilt Money spent on trips to Butlins and tickets to Chelsea Football Club NHS Protect appeals for help in finding fraudsters An NHS manager responsible for maintaining dialysis equipment at a London trust has been jailed for fraud worth £300,000.

  • Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Frimley Health takes over Southern Health services


    CCG says the integrated workforce will “help support the vanguard accountable care system” Southern Health staff will become employees of Frimley Health from 1 January Southern Health says the financial impact “will not affect our ability to deliver other services effectively” A vanguard foundation trust is preparing to ...

  • Ambulance

    Special measures trust chief to retire


    The chief executive of London Ambulance Service Trust is to retire at the end of the year.

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    Cyber attack trust reveals details of ransomware virus


    Northern Lincolnshire and Goole FT says it was hit by ransomware Trust confirmed it did not pay a ransom as a result of cyber attack Claims the virus entered the trust’s network through a USB stick “have no grounding in fact”, trust director says The cyber attack experienced ...

  • News

    Frimley STP proposes radical upgrade of primary care


    Fourteen GP hubs to be phased in by 2018 Model expected to save more than £65m by 2020-21 STP stops short of recommending PACS model be adopted across the patch The Frimley Health sustainability and transformation plan has set out plans to establish a new model of large-scale ...

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    HSJ Local

    High profile NHS 'cyber attack' may have 'come from USB stick'


    “Cyber attack” virus may have come from a USB stick rather than an intentional outside attack “Zero day” viruses are difficult to protect against and “pose the same problem through industry” A high profile “cyber attack” on a foundation trust appears to have been the consequence of poor ...

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    HSJ Local

    Ambulance trust speeds pregnancy calls following baby's death


    Ambulance trust upgrades its response for some pregnant women Assistant coroner says the failure of paramedics to care for the unborn baby is a “a clear training issue” Trust says long handover delays need to be addressed An ambulance trust has upgraded how it responds to some emergency ...

  • Keyboard

    Trusts 'downplaying security breaches'


    Data guardians and teams “scoring down incidents” to suggest security is better than it is New toolkit in development will help trusts “meet the highest possible levels of data security” ICO says it needs to address “current concerns around robustness, reliability and inconsistency” NHS Digital will relaunch a ...

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    Leak reveals plan for MCP rollout across south coast


    Primary care in central Sussex and east Surrey to be organised into 20 hubs £296.4m of savings predicted from moving elective care into the community Partner organisations hope “credible vision” will win vanguard funding Health leaders in central Sussex and east Surrey have an “ambitious programme” ...