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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.

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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.

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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.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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Review makes multiple criticisms over screening failures

Jeremy Hunt’s statement in Parliament about failures in the national breast screening programme was based on incorrect information from Public Health England, according to an independent review published today.

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London's private income growth covers decline across other trusts

Growth in private income at a small number of London trusts offset a decline across the rest of England last year, HSJ analysis has found.

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HSJ Awards 2018: Acute Sector Innovation

More men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer than ever before and yet it is the third biggest cause of cancer deaths in the UK. Standard practice has been for transrectal biopsies – intended to confirm the presence of prostate cancer – to be performed without an MRI scan having ...

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Trust exploring commercial deal with Saudi Arabia

A foundation trust is working on a commercial partnership with Saudi Arabia.

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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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London FT now 'outstanding'

A London trust specialising in cancer treatment has been rated as “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.