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New targets set to be phased in from April, says NHSE

The NHS can expect a phased implementation of new operational targets from April — instead of a full switchover on day one — NHS England’s number two has said.

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ICSs must move beyond ‘transformation’, says Pritchard

Integrated care systems cannot focus purely on transformation, and will gradually move to taking on performance management jobs from NHS England and Improvement, the regulators’ number two has said.

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Merger deal paves way for huge land sale

A prestigious specialist trust will merge with one of the capital’s biggest teaching hospital trusts, in a deal which could pave the way for a huge land sale in west London.

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First coronavirus cases confirmed in England

Two patients in England have been tested positive for the Wuhan novel Coronavirus, the chief medical officer said today.

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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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Preferred bidder announced for £2.25bn contract

An incumbent pathology provider looks set to lose its bid to retain a contract worth £2.25bn over 15 years.

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Integration pioneer trust hires director to join up services

A trust whose chief executive is also in charge of commissioning for its patch has appointed a director tasked with helping “join together” health and care services.

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‘Critical decision-making’ at major cancer centre left to trainees

Trainee oncologists at a major cancer centre covered clinics and made “critical” decisions without senior supervision, including for cancers they were not trained for, HSJ  can reveal.

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‘Amazon-style’ procurement system launches after three-year delay

An “Amazon-like” procurement platform has launched in a handful of trusts after almost three years of delays.

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A different problem

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

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Pair of London trusts to share chair

A pair of London trusts have announced they will be sharing a chair, in the latest in a string of joint leadership moves across NHS trusts.

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Small trust may join group with neighbours

One of England’s smallest trusts is looking at joining a hospital group with its neighbours.

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NHSE and DHSC warned over lack of beds at leading FT

A 14-day delay to surgery, caused by a lack of beds at a London teaching hospital, contributed to the death of a pensioner, a coroner has found.

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Guy’s and King’s FTs move to ‘one voice’

Two high-profile teaching hospital trusts with a joint turnover of more than £2bn are forming a committee-in-common, to oversee “closer collaboration and strategic alignment”.

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Growing waits at major teaching trust worry commissioners

The number of patients waiting more than a year for elective treatment at a major London teaching hospital has ballooned over the past 12 months.

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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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Life-changing news on a trolley

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

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‘Dark force’ heart surgery unit no longer on mortality ‘alert’

The heart surgery unit at the centre of a “dark force” governance row has been moved out of “alert” status for mortality.

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Two in five trusts failing Hancock’s leadership target

Two in five trusts have told HSJ they do not have a director with IT responsibility on their board, prompting health secretary Matt Hancock to renew calls for every trust to do so.

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Trusts missing out on tens of millions from overseas patients

Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.