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Patients suffer 'severe harm' after waiting list failures

Fifteen patients have come to severe harm after a London trust with long standing record keeping problems lost track of their appointments.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Home blood pressure monitoring is better for pregnant women and reduces use of NHS resources

Ingrid Torjesen reports on the award winning new care pathway, which uses a smartphone app for home monitoring of hypertension in pregnancy

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Exclusive: Fix ‘dark force’ surgical unit or lose it, leaked review tells trust

An independent review has challenged the leadership of a teaching hospital to make immediate changes to its cardiac surgical team or face losing the service altogether.

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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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Secret pay deals, falsifying records and 'failure to co-operate' could see managers labelled unfit

A government review into the regulation of NHS managers will consider whether seven specific areas of misconduct, including discouraging whistleblowing should be specified under a new fit and proper person test.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Improving Safety in Medicines Management

Winner Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust: Clozapine clinic patient safety improvement initiative

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Palliative Care

Winner Velindre Trust: Improving palliative pathways by developing a rapid access radiographer led service

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Mid Staffs QC to lead fit and proper person test review

A leading QC from the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry will lead an independent review of the fit and proper person test regulations.

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Trusts singled out for failing at 'bog standard' IT

The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Performance Watch: Does the NHS have an unhealthy obsession with activity?

Welcome to HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing. Our fortnightly newsletter delves into the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders and provides unrivalled insight into what they plan to do about them

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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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London Eye: February in A&E

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

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Former trust chief ordered to repay £11,000 after conviction

A former hospital chief executive has been ordered to repay around £11,000 to the NHS or go to prison.

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How much could private units contribute to NHS financial recovery?

While there are undoubtedly opportunities for private patient units, careful market due diligence needs to be undertaken and the optimal strategy needs to be considered to make them more lucrative. By Hugh Risebrow

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Trusts and CCGs transforming care with technology

HSJ Solutions is the largest database of validated best practice in the NHS. Here you will find workable and evidence based solutions to everyday challenges facing the NHS.

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Treating private patients in NHS hospitals – benefit or cost?

An independent investigation is needed into whether trusts are getting significant net additions to their income from treating private patients, and whether the drive to set aside yet further beds for private patients should be allowed to continue. By Colin Leys

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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2014

The 50 top chief executives nominated by their peers

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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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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.