Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

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NHS warned of 'crippling' PFI charges over the next decade

The NHS has been warned of “crippling” finance charges from its PFI contracts over the next decade, when aggregate repayments on the deals will reach their peak.

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Whistleblower who changed the law drops employment tribunal case

A doctor who “performed a public service” by securing whistleblower protection for junior doctors has withdrawn his claim he was unfairly dismissed from a London trust for whistleblowing.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Don't hate the rota, hate the game

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

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Eight trusts tender £2bn pathology contract amid network shake-up

An NHS pathology contract worth more than £2bn has been put on the market with the aim of linking eight trusts’ laboratory services.

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Trust brings in external investigators over bullying claims

A large hospital trust has ordered an external investigation into bullying and harassment.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The capital's scan backlogs

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

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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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Radiology backlog a 'potential key risk' for trusts: CQC chief

Trust boards must recognise backlogs of unreported radiology images as “a potential key risk” and take action immediately, the chief inspector of hospitals has warned.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: What does a new health secretary mean?

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

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Care of Older People

Winner South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust: Community first responder lifting scheme

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Education and Training

Winner Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust: Continuous improvement training – creating an army of problem solvers

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Maternity and Midwifery Services

Winner HM Prison Low Newton, Durham: The development of perinatal and maternity care pathways for women in the judicial system

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Hospital boss takes mental health role

A hospital boss has taken a job as chief executive of a nearby mental health trust.

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Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.

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HEE accepts it is an employer of junior doctors

Health Education England has accepted it is a joint employer of junior doctors alongside NHS trusts, an employment tribunal was told today.

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Making demand and capacity planning more robust

Paul Stroner gives an update on a programme by NHS England and NHS Improvement that aims to improve demand and capacity modelling in elective care

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Increasing productivity and maximising capacity is essential

Four Eyes Insight helps NHS trusts improve operational productivity. In the first of two articles, the company’s founders explain their experience of the productivity opportunity and the clinical perspective they bring to it.

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NHS Improvement seeks Treasury cash for wave of trust takeovers

NHS Improvement and the Treasury have discussed proposals for “transaction funding” to support a new wave of takeovers of underperforming trusts by other organisations, HSJ can reveal.

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History repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce

The problems that University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, and King’s College Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich are facing a direct consequence of the acquisitions they made when South London Healthcare Trust and Mid Staffs failed, says Robert Royce