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Three acutes drop below 50pc performance on A&E target

Three acute trusts in London and the South East saw the performance against the main four-hour emergency target drop below 50 per cent in January, according to the latest data from NHS England.

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London Eye: Put an ICU clinician in PPE on a plinth

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

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31 Jan update: London and south east set to see low levels of covid hospital admissions by end of Feb

Admissions of covid positive patients in London and the south east are on course to fall to a managable level by the end of February.

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Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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Exclusive: Leaks reveal record waits for emergency care due to covid pressures

Very long waits for emergency hospital care have surged in London since mid December, due to a rapid rise in covid-19 admissions combined with limited capacity, according to figures leaked to HSJ.

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Exclusive: Cancer care under threat as NHS loses covid private sector back-up

Cancer surgery in London is under threat as rising covid admissions put pressure on services that no longer have back-up capacity from the independent sector, HSJ has learned.

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10 new hospital vaccine sites revealed

Ten more hospitals are to start giving the Pfizer covid vaccine, including two in coronavirus ‘hot spots’.

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A&E trolley waits double despite many fewer patients

Long waits for admission from emergency departments in November were nearly double last year’s figure, despite many fewer patients, as covid-19 hampered flow through hospitals.

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Covid admissions rise again in London and North West

Covid hospital admissions are rising again in the North West and London, following encouraging falls in recent weeks.

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North East and Yorkshire becomes first region to exceed first wave covid bed occupancy

There are more people with covid in the hospital beds of the North East and Yorkshire NHS region than there were in the first wave of the pandemic.

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Revealed: Eight hospital trusts with more covid patients than in the spring

Eight hospital trusts have surpassed the level of covid-19 patients in general acute beds which they recorded in the spring peak, according to HSJ’s analysis of NHS England data.

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London Eye: Leaked data shows waiting list ‘tipping into disaster’

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

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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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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

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.