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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Deciding who is in charge

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

Cally Palmer

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.

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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.