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Radiology

Exclusive: Three patients died after radiology failings at teaching hospital

Radiology failings at a teaching hospital led to eight patients coming to severe harm, with three dying, a hospital trust has admitted.

Breast cancer radiology

Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

Surgery surgeons

Independent review ‘may cause surgeons to stop work’

The hospital trust at the centre of a governance scandal has warned that some of its surgeons may stop working when an independent review into one of its specialist units is published.

Data

Revealed: Mass use of credit check firm to find NHS patients to charge

An NHS trust is routinely sharing patients’ identities with a major credit check firm to find overseas visitors who can be charged, and officials have sought to extend the scheme nationally, HSJ can reveal.

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Two more hospital trusts announce shared boss

Two hospital trusts today announced they will share a chair – the latest in a string of shared leadership moves among NHS providers, especially in London.

Sir Andrew Dillon

Andrew Dillon to end his 20 year reign at NICE

Sir Andrew Dillon will step down as the chief executive of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in March 2020 after more than 20 years in the role.

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Union ballots for strike over company’s cleaning crew cuts

A union is balloting its members over strike action at a hospital trust, amid claims the number of staff cleaning theatres is being cut.

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Exclusive: NHS England attempted to alter independent report on child cancer care

NHS England engaged in an unprecedented attempt to interfere with an independent clinical body’s report into child cancer services, seeking to have a recommendation on co-location of intensive care services removed, HSJ has learned.

Cally Palmer

National cancer director will ‘play no part’ in child service decisions

NHS England has said Cally Palmer, national cancer director and chief executive of the Royal Marsden Foundation Trust, will “play no part” in decisions on new child cancer standards.

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Exclusive: NHS England ‘buried’ concerns over child cancer services

NHS England covered up serious problems with paediatric cancer care in London – which had seen children dying in “terrible agony” – and has “buried” attempts to overhaul the services, an HSJ investigation has established.

Dave west expert briefing

The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The dangers of dealing with dark forces

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

law

Trust apologises for surgeon's 'distress' in out-of-court settlement

A trust has reached an out-of-court settlement with a wrongly excluded senior surgeon and apologised for the “distress” the legal proceedings had caused her.

Legionella

Trust with two legionella cases gets funds for water safety

A teaching trust had to appeal to NHS Improvement for funding to ensure the safety of its “fragile” water system after two patients contracted legionella, HSJ can reveal.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: In all but name

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

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Teaching hospital outsources long waiters

A hospital trust is to outsource more than 100 surgeries as it tries to bring its waiting list under control.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: So long, SaHF

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

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Brexit: Trust can operate for 'four days' under food shortage contingency plans

A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Two aims

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

Money, cash and notes

NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.