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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.

Supreme Court

'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

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Regulator reveals expert panel to oversee troubled London trust

NHS Improvement has announced the panel of experts to oversee a London teaching trust’s ongoing efforts to sort out its “dysfunctional” cardiac surgical service.

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Trainees withdrawn from troubled surgical unit

A teaching hospital has had its cardiac surgery trainees withdrawn by Health Education England.

St George’s Hospital

Trust loses complex surgery to fix 'dysfunctional' surgical unit

A south London trust is moving complex heart surgery cases to other hospitals in the capital while it tries to reform its “dysfunctional” cardiac surgical unit.

St George’s Hospital

National regulator called in over 'dysfunctional' surgical unit

A beleaguered London teaching trust has called in NHS Improvement to oversee its efforts to turn around its heart surgery unit.

St George’s Hospital

High Court overturns 'whistleblower' surgeon's suspension

A leading heart surgeon who says she is a whistleblower is expected to return to work, after the High Court overturned her trust’s decision to suspend her.

St George’s Hospital

Heart surgeon ‘was posted dead animal and decapitated doll’

A major London teaching trust has had its suspension of a senior cardiac surgeon challenged in the High Court.

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Tender process launched to find screening provider

Commissioners are relaunching a stalled effort to find a single provider for the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme in south London and parts of Surrey.

St George’s Hospital

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

St George’s Hospital

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