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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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January’s efforts slow the deterioration in elective waits

In spite of record pressures on A&E waiting times, the English NHS managed to have a fairly normal January for elective care.

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Teaching trust withholds review into surgery unit

A major teaching hospital in south London is refusing to release a long-awaited workforce investigation that was completed late last year.

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Staff survey: Full breakdown of where staff are witnessing potentially harmful errors

Below is a breakdown of acute and combined trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2018 NHS staff survey.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Rearranging the chairs

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

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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.