Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust

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Two acute trusts defy NHSI pathology plans

Two acute trusts are yet to agree to join pathology networks proposed 10 months ago by NHS Improvement under plans to save £200m by 2021.

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Consultant wins sex discrimination case against specialist trust

A consultant has won her claim for sex discrimination at an internationally renowned teaching hospital, in a case that revealed a “dysfunctional department”.

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FT seeks to boost income from medical tourists

A specialist children’s trust has drawn up plans to attract more fee-paying patients from overseas.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Deteriorating Patients and Rapid Response Systems

Winner West of England Academic Health Science Network: Regional programme to improve the reliability of recognition and response to the deteriorating patient

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Major acute trust appoints new chief

North West Anglia Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive following the retirement of Stephen Graves.

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Trust gets approval for long-awaited £42m single electronic record system

An acute and community trust has launched a long-awaited £42m overhaul of its electronic patient record systems which will “revolutionise” the way care is delivered by staff to patients.

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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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GOSH leadership rated requires improvement after high turnover of directors

A specialist trust that has seen a high turnover of directors in recent years has been rated requires improvement for leadership by the Care Quality Commission.

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Children needing talking therapy had 'invasive treatment' at GOSH

Children needing psychological therapy “underwent many years of invasive treatment” at a specialist trust after presenting with non-medical or “fabricated symptoms”, royal college investigators were told.

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Major trust predicts £210m private income in two years

A hospital trust in London is predicting a private income of more than £100m in 2018-19.

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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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London Eye: The People's Borough turns down the Rose Red Empire

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

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Private patient unit income hits £360m in London

London trusts increased their income from private patient units by 8.1 per cent year on year, with earnings hitting £360m in 2016, new analysis reveals.

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Former chief executive to chair troubled trust

A former chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare Trust has been appointed as chair at one of the country’s most troubled trusts.

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Hospitals to return charity donations after sexism controversy

Two London teaching hospitals have said they will return donations from a charity event at the centre of a sexism row.

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Trust seeks £15m for naming rights of new building

A specialist hospital is looking for £15m for the naming rights of a new treatment and research centre.

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Analysis by trust: Large majority provide less consultant access at weekends

The majority of trusts continue to provide patients with less access to consultants at the weekend compared to a weekday, new data reveals.

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David Sloman: STPs are refocusing attention on population health

We have to move away from hospitals being the symbol of the NHS to a world where empowering people to look after their own health is our primary function, writes Sir David Sloman

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Exclusive: Trust pursuing foreign government in court over unpaid debt

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust is taking legal action against the Libyan government over unpaid debt, HSJ can reveal.

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Leaders of major hospital worried over £30m owed by private patients

One of the world’s most famous hospitals is owed more than £30m by international private patients, HSJ can reveal.