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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.

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London Eye: Don't hate the rota, hate the game

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


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.

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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.


Trainees withdrawn from troubled surgical unit

A teaching hospital has had its cardiac surgery trainees withdrawn by Health Education England.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.