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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: On sovereignty south of the river

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

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Teaching trusts fall out over transplant safety concerns

A “breakdown in trust” between two of the country’s leading teaching hospitals saw transplant patients referred elsewhere as a result of safety concerns, HSJ can reveal.

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First new national clinical directors named

A new national clinical director for cancer has been appointed, along with two other NCDs.

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Revealed: The CCGs where cancer referral is slowest

One London borough has nearly double the national average rate on an indicator that general practice is missing the early signs of cancer.

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Specialist trust now providing a fifth of all NHS private patient work

A specialist cancer trust increased its income from private patients by £17m last year, while the service as a whole saw non-NHS healthcare revenues rise by 6 per cent.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: No learning, no remorse?

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Another joint chair for London?

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

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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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Sir Mike Richards called in over child cancer row

Sir Mike Richards, former national cancer tsar and chief inspector of hospitals, has been asked by NHS England to carry out an independent review of child cancer standards.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Throwing your weight around

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

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Children with cancer need an end to the 10-year Marsden standoff

“The language of priorities is the religion of socialism” – and the NHS, Nye Bevan might have added.

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Simon Stevens at meeting which decided not to publish controversial cancer report

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens was present at a meeting where a decision was taken not to publish a 2015 report which exposed concerns about children’s cancer care in London, minutes newly released to HSJ show.

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Exclusive: NHSE pressured us to protect ‘absurd’ cancer services, says top doctor

A leading doctor who served on an NHS England group tasked with designing new child cancer standards has told HSJ that changes to soften the proposals were “insisted on” by its officials.

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Clinicians were ‘pressured’ to change child cancer standards

Clinicians drawing up new clinical standards for child cancer services in the NHS faced “unwarranted pressure” from NHS England’s cancer team to soften their recommendations, three other experts in the field have said.

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Investigation: The cancer service failings covered up for years

Concerns about children’s cancer services in London have – in the words of one informed figure – been an “open secret” for almost a decade, and involved multiple reviews by experts and discussions at the highest levels.

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Former NHSE director: 'Pervasive influence' blocked children's cancer report

The previous NHS medical director for London has described how a “pervasive influence from the top” of NHS England thwarted his attempts to improve cancer care for children.

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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.