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Shared chair steps down from troubled trust role

The chair of a struggling east London acute has stepped down after three years in post, but will remain chair of the neighbouring mental health trust.

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East sees biggest percentage rise in covid hospital admissions

Covid’s second wave is expanding into southern regions beyond London, with the East of England seeing the largest increase this week in covid-positive hospial admissions and the second largest rise in covid positive inpatients.

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Exclusive: Capital to centralise elective care in new ICS hubs

London’s NHS is attempting to fast track the creation of centralised surgical hubs for each of its five health systems in a bid to recover spiralling waiting lists and long waits, HSJ understands.

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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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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Clinical Support Services Award

Tea trolley teaching is a novel training method, where a trolley loaded with tea, cakes and educational materials is taken to the place of work, providing short, 10-minute educational sessions at the times and in locations that suit learners.

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London Eye: The grim truth on targets

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

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Long waits for cancer treatment double

The proportion of cancer patients receiving their treatment 104 days or more after referral has doubled year-on-year, new data shows.

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London Eye: ‘Mad’

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

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Bullying, bad behaviour and broken IT uncovered at worst trusts for junior doctors

Regulators have uncovered multiple examples of patients being put at risk when junior doctors are left with tasks they are not trained for, lacking support, and facing bullying and inappropriate behaviour.

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Trusts told to create ‘covid-free hubs’ for cancer patients

Trusts have been told to urgently reconfigure surgical cancer services into “covid-free hubs” to minimise the number of procedures being postponed.

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Top teaching hospital suspends most cancer surgery

A large trust in the West Midlands has told patients it is suspending “a high proportion” of non-urgent cancer surgery, HSJ has learned.

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Cancer treatment delayed as patient priority lists drawn up

Delays have begun to cancer treatments, as patients are reprioritised ahead of capacity becoming overwhelmed by the coronavirus crisis.

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Experienced interim moves to new challenged trust

A struggling hospital trust has appointed an experienced interim chief executive for the coming financial year.

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Five trusts fail four-hour target in more than half of A&E cases

An unprecedented five trusts saw less than half of their accident and emergency attendances within four hours in December, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Finance director makes swift U-turn to stay at troubled trust

The finance director who opted to quit his hospital trust to ”be held to account” has now decided not to resign after all.

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All major trusts miss four-hour target as performance plunges across NHS

Not one of the NHS’ major hospital trusts hit the four-hour 95 per cent standard in November as performance across core metrics plummeted to new lows in the face of record demand.

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Troubled acute trust appoints another interim CEO

A troubled north London trust has appointed another interim chief executive before it forms a new provider group with a neighbouring trust.

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Life-changing news on a trolley

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

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Barking's ex-BA finance chief quits due to lack of progress

A finance director whose arrival was hailed as a turning point for a troubled acute trust has quit after 14 months – after it failed to deliver savings at the pace expected.

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Trusts missing out on tens of millions from overseas patients

Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.