All articles by Esther Oxford – Page 5

  • operation
    HSJ Local

    External review at top hospital over four maternal deaths


    External review into four maternal deaths at King’s College Hospital Internal reviews “did not establish a link between the [four] cases” In one case coroner rules says failure to give mother a blood transfusion “amounted to neglect” An external review is being carried out into four maternal deaths ...

  • USBs

    NHS Digital grapples with 1.2 million patient data breaches


    NHS Digital still unable to respect data preferences of patients from 51 GP surgeries NHS Digital must contact 1.2 million patients before 19 October to tell them their confidential data may have been shared against their wishes More than a third of organisations that received unauthorised NHS data ...

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    Keith McNeil to lead new board to drive digital delivery


    Digital delivery board will be led by Keith McNeil and Will Smart New board will replace Department of Health led board responsible for A new digital delivery board bringing together NHS England, NHS Digital and the Department of Health has been established to drive the implementation ...

  • Jim Mackey

    Planning guidance: Stevens and Mackey will intervene over contract disputes


    Providers and commissioners that cannot resolve contract disputes by the end of the year face “intervention” by the NHS England and NHS Improvement chief executives and may see funding withheld.

  • Children at school

    Child protection system still lacks data on 87,000 children


    Local authorities face technical difficulties uploading information None of the four children’s specialist trusts have successfully implemented child protection information sharing system False negatives “raise a risk” for children with protection plans Nearly three quarters of children with child protection plans do not have their details stored on ...

  • Andrew Morris
    HSJ Local

    Top trust to greatly expand PACS programme across STP


    Frimley Health FT plans to expand its integrated model across its patch Chief executive said the vanguard work “had arguably been on too small scale” Plans creation of 17 new integrated hubs Frimley Health Foundation Trust has submitted plans to triple the size of its developing primary and ...

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    HSJ Local

    Well regarded trust rated 'requires improvement'


    Patients obliged to sleep on sofas or mattresses because of pressure on services “Surge beds” used daily - for up to a week at a time Community learning disabilities services rated ‘outstanding’ Oxleas Foundation Trust, a well regarded mental health and community provider, has been rated as “requires ...

  • Vast amounts of data can lead to "information overload"

    NHS Digital urges staff to take responsibility for security


    Chief executives need to take responsiblity for “cyber hygiene” Good cyber security requires all staff to be trained, says NHS Digital New helpline to be set up to report data security incidents NHS Digital has called on NHS staff to take more responsibility for “cyber hygiene” and launched ...

  • Axel_Heitmueller

    Leading AHSN appoints new managing director


    Imperial College Health Partners has appointed Axel Heitmueller as its new managing director.

  • Doctor

    Exclusive: Successor to awaits government sign-off


    New digital services platform follows abandoned project It will be built with scale and flexibility to “take in all available GP data” Personal data flowing out of GP surgeries will have to be adequately anonymised for patients who wish to opt-out “set back” data sharing arrangements in ...

  • Heart

    Questions raised over NHS England's use of heart surgery research


    Author cited by NHS England has “no idea” where 125 operations per year figure came from How many operations a surgeon should do ”depends on the type of surgery”, academic says RCS backs NHS England recommendation NHS England’s congenital heart disease review acknowledged the 125 figure is “arbitrary” ...

  • Cardiac surgery

    NHS England 'failed to follow due process' for heart surgery shake-up


    Leicester and the Royal Brompton trusts dispute reconfiguration process Trusts say recommendations from the Independent Reconfiguration Panel have been ignored Specialised commissioning director Jonathan Fielden defends NHS England’s approach Senior staff at the two congenital heart units threatened with closure by NHS England say the national body has ...

  • Baby

    Tariff proposal would see maternity spend increase by 8 per cent


    The number of women to be put on intensive care pathway is expected to rise from 7.1 per cent to 11.3 per cent The number of women put on standard care pathways is expected to drop from 65.5 to 50 per cent Six additional conditions to be added to ...

  • Tim Kelsey at Confed 2013

    Tim Kelsey hired as Australia's digital health chief


    Ex-NHS England director appointed to Australian government digital agency Digital Health Agency has been created to lead “My Health Record” project Mr Kelsey left England at the beginning of the year to join IT firm Telstra Tim Kelsey, formerly NHS England’s national director of patients and information, has ...

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    HSJ Local

    Major South East hospital trust eyes reconfiguration


    Three emergency medicine sites in East Kent likely to move to two Seven stroke units likely to reduce to three Vascular services expected to be reconfigured from two sites STRUCTURE: Stroke, vascular and emergency medicine services in Kent and Medway are likely to see major reconfiguration, one of ...

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    HSJ Local

    South east trust rated ‘requires improvement’ despite progress


    Seven out of nine of the trust’s mental health service categories were rated as ‘good’ However, learning disabilities care home services ‘requires improvement’ Out-of-hours crisis care praised by the CQC A mental health and care trust in the south east has been rated “requires ...

  • Mark Davies

    Special measures trust chief: The problem is demand not inefficiency


    The chief executive of one of the five trusts put in financial special measure said his organisation’s overspending was mainly due to demand rather than inefficiency.

  • Payslip

    Interim managers' pay at CCGs capped


    Senior managers will need to approve all interim CCG managers paid at above £600 per day, as part of new NHS England measures to limit costs.

  • Ambulance
    HSJ Local

    CQC warning notice to embattled ambulance trust


    NHS 111 calls not responded to quickly enough by South East Coast Ambulance Staffing shortages not handled efficiently, CQC finds Trust has until 10 September to respond to CQC QUALITY: The Care Quality Commission has issued a warning notice to South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust telling ...

  • Scales

    Warning public health cuts risk child obesity rise


    Child health experts warn public health cuts could have significant impact on the future health of children Concern over cuts to child obesity programmes Britain “disproportionately disadvantages children and young people”, say public health leaders An HSJ investigation that revealed the impact of council spending reductions on children’s ...