Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Greensill and the big catch-up

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


Greensill-owned NHS pay-advance firm goes into administration

An NHS agency has stepped in, as a company owned by collapsed finance firm Greensill that offered pay advances to more than 10,000 NHS staff has also gone into administration.

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Controversial service closures to be reversed

Trusts in north central London will begin unpicking the temporary reorganisation of their paediatric inpatient and emergency services from April, provided the pressure of the covid pandemic has eased sufficiently.


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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Exclusive: Medical leaders seek to ‘shame’ private hospitals and their staff into supporting NHS

NHS England and senior clinical leaders in London are ‘profoundly uncomfortable’ that some routine elective care is continuing in private hospitals, while the NHS faces ‘unthinkable’ pressures from coronavirus.

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Covid crisis forces suspension of maternity services

Some trusts in London and the South East are closing standalone birth centres and warning they cannot support home births because of high levels of demand for ambulance services from covid patients.


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.

Royal Free Hospital Foundation Trust

Revealed: Nearly 10,000 year-long waiters at major acute trust

Nearly 10,000 patients have been waiting more than a year for treatment at a major London trust, with a further 10,000 waiting between nine and 12 months, leaked data shows.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Leaked data shows waiting list ‘tipping into disaster’

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

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Exclusive: Taxpayers cash could be used to fill hole created by fall in NHS private work

Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.

Ben clover expert briefing

The mystery of the capital’s ‘high-volume’ treatment centres

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

Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

IT failure forces near complete closure of acute hospital

An IT failure at a large London acute trust forced a near complete closure of one of its hospital sites, and the emergency department at a second.


Exclusive: Capital to centralise elective care in new ICS hubs

London’s NHS is attempting to fast track the creation of centralised surgical hubs for each of its five health systems in a bid to recover spiralling waiting lists and long waits, HSJ understands.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Deciding who is in charge

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

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: HSJ Value Award of the Year

Just one in four people suffering from a long-term mental illness are in work. Mental health problems at work cost the economy £34.9bn with a cost to business of £26bn each year.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: IT & Digital Innovation Award

The Flu Bee Game is designed to improve vaccination rates by engaging, educating and encouraging staff to get vaccinated.

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Two paediatric EDs in region to close for the winter

Two of the five paediatric emergency departments in north central London are to close through the winter, HSJ has learnt.


Region puts £80m of waiting list catch-up out to tender

Managers in London anticipate spending £80m with private hospitals over the next four months to catch up with the region’s waiting list backlog, HSJ can reveal.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Leak reveals 7,000 year-long waiters at major trust

Almost 7,000 patients have waited for treatment for a year or more at a major north London trust, according to NHS data seen by HSJ.