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Trust’s CQC visit drawn out ‘as inspectors not available’

A London hospital trust has said its Care Quality Commission inspection has been drawn out “due to availability of inspectors” – though the regulator insists it is fully staffed.


Mental health and acute trust seek joint chief executive

A mental health trust and one of England’s worst performing acute trusts have announced they will come together under a “group model”.

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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.


Three CCGs removed from special measures

Three clinical commissioning groups in north east London is no longer in financial special measures, it was announced today.


First quarter A&E performance worst since records began

The NHS has recorded its worst first quarter accident and emergency performance since records started, data released this morning revealed.

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I am ashamed of the way the NHS treated my elderly aunt

Kieran Walshe shares an account of his aunt’s treatment that raises serious questions about the quality of care for the frail elderly

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Pension tax worsens gastroenterology backlog

The pension tax has stopped a major London trust from dealing with the growing number of patients waiting over a year in one of its specialisms.

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London Eye: The dangers of dealing with dark forces

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

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Medical watchdog warning over 'consultant leadership'

The General Medical Council has raised serious concerns about the quality of training at a major London teaching trust.

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Urgent care centre taken out of special measures

An urgent care centre in north east London has achieved a “good” rating, nine months after it was placed in special measures.

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London Eye: 'Closer working'

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


Ex-Barking director appointed to regulators' regional team

NHS England and NHS Improvement have appointed a substantive finance director for one of their new regional directorates, while an interim appointment has been made in another.


Government claims NHS won't be hit by Interserve administration

The government has said neither NHS services nor jobs will be affected by the administration of a large outsourcing company.

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Staff survey analysis: Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

Below is a breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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Revealed: The trusts where A&E has slipped most

Waiting time performance for major emergency admissions at one London trust has deteriorated by 29 percentage points in the last two years, HSJ can reveal.

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Snubbed STP accuses centre of not fully considering capital bids

Leaders of a health economy which has been awarded only a fraction of the funds allocated through a new capital regime have claimed national bodies failed to fully consider their bids.


NHS England to arbitrate on £20m of disputed payments

Around £20m in disputed payments between trusts and commissioners have been referred to NHS England for arbitration so far this financial year, board papers have revealed.

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London Eye: Waxing of the merger moon

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

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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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Stroke units could close under new NHS England plans

A planned major reorganisation of stroke services could see the number of acute units in England cut by more than a third, with patients going to more specialised centres, HSJ understands.