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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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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.

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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.

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Surgeon who left patient on the table loses race discrimination case

A ruling which saw a whistleblowing surgeon lose his case for discrimination has revealed the extent of medical infighting at the “increasingly dysfunctional” ENT department within one of the country’s most troubled trusts.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.