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Major shake-up of child cancer services ordered by NHS England

NHS England has finally ordered a major shake-up of paediatric cancer services in London after a long-running battle which saw national cancer director Cally Palmer accused of being ‘hugely conflicted’ because of her dual role as the chief executive of the trust at the centre of the storm.

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Revealed: The best and worst trusts to be a junior doctor

HSJ analysis of data from the latest General Medical Council national training survey has revealed the top and bottom trusts for overall experience for junior doctors.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and Royal Devon & Exeter NHSFT joined the NHSE/I Enhanced Supportive Care pilot in 2016, promoting earlier implementation of supportive/palliative care within cancer care to prevent and manage adverse effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Since 2019 our collaborative has analysed the most comprehensive ESC data available, ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Cancer Care Initiative of the Year

At the outset of the pandemic a new telephone service was established to proactively call cancer patients to check their wellbeing, offer holistic therapy, provide local information and support, refer to appropriate services or simply provide a listening ear and reduce isolation.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Award

The pharmacy department of a district general hospital worked with the multidisciplinary team in orthopaedics to reduce variation in medication use among elective hip and knee replacement patients. The project focused on the following points to optimise medication use:

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Neighbouring ICSs plan single hospital IT system

Five trusts across two integrated care systems are drawing up plans to roll out a single electronic patient record funded by the government’s flagship infrastructure project.

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NHSE director: It could take a year for cancer services to return to normal

NHS England’s cancer director has said it could take another year for the level of cancer treatments and diagnosis carried out to return to normal, after being impeded by covid-19.

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Waiting lists to grow until spring at beleaguered London acute

A London acute trust that has been hardest hit in each pandemic wave expects its waiting list to keep growing until spring.

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London Eye: The commanding heights

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

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Exclusive: Taxpayers cash could be used to fill hole created by fall in NHS private work

Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.

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The mystery of the capital’s ‘high-volume’ treatment centres

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

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London Eye: Deciding who is in charge

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

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Cancer hubs ‘here to stay’ after ‘massive jump’ in long waiters

There has been a “massive jump up of [cancer] long waiters particularly in the area of surgery”, NHS England and Improvement’s national cancer director has said, with treatment hubs “critical” to trying to deal with the backlog.

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Trust lost £11m in private income due to covid

An NHS trust lost £11m in expected private income because of the covid-19 outbreak, it has revealed.

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Nightingale top leadership revealed

The first members of the leadership team at the NHS’ flagship covid-19 treatment centre have been revealed.

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Only six of 200 NHS private units signed up to complaints watchdog

Just six of the NHS’ more than 200 private patient units are signed up to the independent complaints adjudicator, HSJ has learned.

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‘Inherently risky’ children’s cancer service to be overhauled after HSJ revelations

Children’s cancer services in south London are to be reconfigured after a new review confirmed they represented an “inherent geographical risk to patient safety” — following HSJ revelations last year of how serious concerns had been “buried” by senior leaders.

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Stevens leads NHS new year’s honours

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has been knighted in the 2020 new year’s honours list.

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Trusts hired behavioural psychologist to resolve differences between medics

Managers hired a behavioural psychologist to work with senior clinicians from two trusts whose disagreements about clinical practice had undermined a prestigious joint transplant programme.

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NHSE/I appoint flexible working chief

NHS England and Improvement have appointed a head of flexible working as they look to improve recruitment and retention in the service, they have confirmed.