Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Forgetting the war that’s still happening

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The NHS is getting less democratic

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

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Trust complains of ‘very harsh’ exclusion from national costing report

Fourteen trusts have had their financial data excluded from a national survey of spending due to accounting errors, in a process that one described as ‘very harsh’.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Third week of August

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

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‘Scared’ patients left ‘unable to seek timely treatment’ by trust’s charging approach

A trust has apologised after an independent review found some of its patients were left feeling “uncomfortable, scared or unable to seek timely treatment” by its approach to charging for NHS treatment.

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Hospital brings cleaning and catering in-house to ‘support minority ethnic communities’

An acute trust has brought their cleaning and catering contracts back in house to boost workforce equality and support staff from minority ethnic communities.

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London Eye: Irreparable sight loss

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

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How can greater use of IT help the NHS meet the challenges ahead?

With a huge backlog of elective work to tackle, a panel of experts explored the role of digital in not only dealing with delayed care, but in transforming the patient journey. Alison Moore reports

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Revealed: Trusts pay £15m to Serco in fallout from pathology deal

Two trusts have paid an outsourcing firm £15m to leave the joint venture which has provided their pathology services over the last 10 years, HSJ  can reveal.

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NHSE orders trusts to meet government commitment on free parking

NHS England has reiterated to trusts they must permanently offer free car parking to night shift staff and some patient groups from next month, amid concerns some will fail to meet government commitments.

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31 Jan update: London and south east set to see low levels of covid hospital admissions by end of Feb

Admissions of covid positive patients in London and the south east are on course to fall to a managable level by the end of February.

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Two hospitals ‘decanting’ to central London trust amid ‘extreme’ pressures

A pair of major London hospitals are decanting patients to central London sites as the region asks trusts to ‘super surge’ their critical care capacity, HSJ understands.

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Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative

The Acute Home Visiting Service is a responsive and effective home visiting service for patients that prevents them attending accident and emergency and relieves GP workload.

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Three trusts agree pathology 'hub' model expected to save £51m

Three trusts in east London have agreed to consolidate much of their routine pathology work on a single “hub” site.

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Medics demand better terms for 'less valued colleagues'

A third of the doctors employed by Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust have written to management calling on them to rethink a controversial outsourcing deal.

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Calls for staff parking fees to be scrapped nationally

Trusts have begun scrapping staff car parking charges — and others are being called on to do so — while they tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hospital cleaners walk out over pay dispute

Cleaners at a London hospital have walked out over a pay dispute just as the service braces for a surge in demand due to coronavirus.

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Trust abandons Experian credit checks after outcry

A trust director has said he “struggles to defend the logic” behind the decision to routinely share patients’ identities with a major credit check firm.