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Harnessing teledermatology to improve cancer care in Leeds

Underpinned by a cross sector collaboration, a teledermatology service for patients with suspicious skin lesions is already showing demonstrable benefits for the wider system, writes Claire Read

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Revealed: The winners and losers of government's £2.9bn capital pot

Two out of three requests from NHS trusts for capital investment have so far been rejected under the government’s new funding regime, analysis by HSJ suggests.

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Freeing up capacity and improving patient care: lessons from Leeds

Implementing a new digital primary to secondary care referral pathway: lessons from the Leeds teledermatology project

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Smaller, local tech projects can help meet needs quickly

Rather than rolling out huge initiatives across the country, the focus for healthcare technology should be improving what already exists at the local level, says Jonathan Patrick

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Worst waiting list trust looks to outsourcing

The trust with the worst elective waiting times performance is outsourcing work to other NHS trusts and a private provider, and restricting out-of-area referrals.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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Regulators hire two chief execs to top national roles

Two NHS chief executives have taken up national director roles at NHS Improvement and NHS England, it has been announced.

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The NHS as an anchor – taking forward the long term plan

There are huge opportunities to build on the aims set in the long-term plan to help maximise the role of the NHS as an anchor in its local communities by leveraging on it as an employer, procurer, purchaser and also a mode of social change. By Sarah Reed and Dominique ...

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Exclusive: Tens of thousands of junior doctors working beyond contract

Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, resulting in fines worth more than £250,000, HSJ can reveal today.

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Right product, right place, right patient, every time

Working with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust to deliver success and further innovation as part of Scan4Safety

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Best of 2018: HSJ's top mental health stories

As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed

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Leaked report: Killing of two hospital patients was ‘preventable’

An independent investigation into the attack and killing of two people on a hospital ward by another patient has concluded the attack was “probably preventable”, a leak of its report reveals.

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Trusts' costs triple amid clinical waste crisis

Nearly 20 NHS trusts are paying three times as much for clinical waste services after their contracts were moved from the company at the centre of the stockpiling row, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Awards 2018: Staff Engagement

Historically, employee engagement has been a challenge at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. In the 2014 national staff survey, the trust was below average on 18 key measures of engagement. The leadership team recognised that colleagues did not feel their experiences were as positive as those working at other organisations, and ...

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Matt Hancock tells chief execs: Get a CIO on your board

The health secretary has said NHS chief executives should “be asking serious questions” of themselves if their board does not include a chief information officer.

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Exclusive: Genomic trusts named but 18 months from full operation

Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.

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Government hits back in clinical waste row

The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs.

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Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

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Contract delays reported in genetic testing overhaul

A flagship project to commission new contracts for seven genetic testing hubs appears to have been delayed.