St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Rearranging the chairs

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

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: Which is the justice and which the thief?

To understand the NHS, we need to understand the issue of money and power, says Andy Cowper

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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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Trust to resume waiting time reports after checking 2 million records

A hospital trust that had to check two million patient records when its data system was revealed to be faulty is to start re-reporting its waiting time data.

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Excellence awards should be withheld at failing trusts, CQC said

The Care Quality Commission said clinical excellence awards should be routinely withheld from senior medics at trusts in special measures, according to documents obtained by HSJ.

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Surgery row costs trust £11m

Dispute and concerns over care quality at a teaching hospital’s surgical unit have cost it £11m, its finance director has revealed.

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Pilot surgery service to close treatment gap

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust could become one of the first hospitals to offer thrombectomies for stroke patients outside a neuroscience centre as part of a six-month pilot.

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Exclusive: Up to 250 deaths to be reviewed at surgery crisis trust

An expert panel is reviewing records of hundreds of patients who died after heart surgery at a major teaching trust, whose cardiac unit is grappling with severe quality and culture concerns, HSJ can reveal.

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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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CQC made wrong call on nepotism trust chief, says watchdog

The failings of the Care Quality Commission in applying the fit and proper person test to a disgraced trust chief executive were so severe the Parliamentary health watchdog has fears of “systemic injustice”.

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CQC: Leadership must improve at ‘dysfunctional’ heart unit

Leadership and management problems from service to trust level contributed to failures at a London teaching trust’s heart surgery unit, the Care Quality Commission said today.

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'Dark force' heart surgery unit gets new clinical lead

A London teaching trust has appointed a consultant to run the heart surgery service that, in June, it faced losing altogether.

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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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NHS finance directors pressured to act 'unethically'

NHS finance directors and their teams are being put under pressure to act “unethically” in their reporting, senior figures at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy have said.

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Exclusive: The highest paid interim managers

An investigation has revealed some of the highest interim manager payments by NHS trusts, including a chief operating officer who cost his trust the equivalent of £700,000 per year.

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'Serious consequences' for NHS after negligence ruling over receptionist's advice

NHS trusts must review their practice “straight away” after a Supreme Court judgement yesterday extended their duty of care to information given to patients by clerical staff.

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

Money

Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

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Cardiac row trust replaces its acting medical director

A troubled teaching trust in south London has hired a permanent replacement for its acting medical director, while it tries to overhaul its dysfunctional heart surgery unit.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Managing the doctors

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