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How to transform outpatient care

Innovative approaches are needed to efficiently deliver the main functions of outpatient care, write Ben Horner and Rishi Das-Gupta

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Trusts in line for new hospitals will face extra charges

Six providers set to receive major public investment in new hospital buildings may struggle to afford annual charges on their new assets, according to experts.

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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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HSJ Awards 2019: Digitising patient services initiative

WINNER: Barts Health Trust and Explain My Procedure – Animation Supported Consent

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Former national medical director takes London NED role

The former medical director of NHS Improvement has joined Barts Health Trust as a non-executive director, it has been announced.

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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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London Eye: Hurricane heart

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

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Mapped: The hospital builds in PM’s pledge

The trusts which will benefit from a share of £2.7bn to rebuild hospitals, or £100m to develop business cases for future schemes, announced by the prime minister today.

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Government promises £3bn hospital building programme

The government has announced a £3bn capital investment plan to rebuild hospitals and replace diagnostic equipment.

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Twelve trusts to stop reporting waiting times performance as part of trial

NHS England has announced the 12 trusts which will trial the proposed new elective waiting time standard.

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Patient safety is not a priority to be traded against others

A new report highlights that people working in healthcare see patient safety as a genuine priority and this is part of the problem as strategic priorities are traded off against each other, notes Helen Hughes

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Revealed: Junior doctors 'losing faith' in long hours safeguards

Junior doctors are “losing faith” in a system used to monitor their workload, with new data suggesting only a fraction of their concerns are leading to changes to services or rosters.

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Identifying and preventing TB in the community

Newham clinical commissioning group has won the 2018 HSJ Award for community or primary care services redesign (London and the south) for the Newham latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment programme. Alison Moore reports

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Trust picks 'NHS option' for pathology network

A hospital trust has chosen an “NHS option” for its pathology work in the shape of a large provider outside its local area.

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London Eye: In all but name

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

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Service improves from 'inadequate' after warning notice

A London hospital’s maternity service has improved enough to shed its “inadequate” rating, after serious concerns were raised about it at an inspection late last year.

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Commissioners probe collapse of 'trailblazing' service

Commissioners are investigating the abrupt closure of a midwifery service hailed as a “trailblazing” model in the NHS long-term plan which ceased operations after racking up £900,000 of debt.

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London Eye: So long, SaHF

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

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Revealed: The trusts failing to meet national efficiency targets

NHS trusts continue to miss targets aimed at helping hospitals spend millions of pounds more effectively, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Medical Device or Hardware Innovation Award

WINNER: Zilico Limited and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: Real-time medical diagnostics with ZedScan

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London Eye: Two aims

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

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NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.

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Diagnostic equipment 'woefully poor' after capital raids – ex-cancer boss

Repeated raids on NHS capital budgets have left hospitals with “woefully poor” diagnostic equipment, according to the previous national cancer director.

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Major trust's 'historic underinvestment' causing equipment failure

A major London trust had to cancel hundreds of MRI scans after ageing equipment stopped working, causing it to miss its two-week diagnostic target for the first time in 14 months.

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the highest and lowest levels of discrimination

The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.

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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.

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Revealed: The winners and losers of government's £2.9bn capital pot

Two out of three requests from NHS trusts for capital investment have so far been rejected under the government’s new funding regime, analysis by HSJ suggests.

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London Eye: Rearranging the chairs

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

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Exclusive: Hospitals to miss flagship winter target

Hospitals were on course to miss a flagship target to free up 4,000 beds, information obtained by HSJ suggests.

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Huge hospital trust leaves special measures after four years

London’s largest acute provider is to come out of quality special measures after four years in the regime.

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Excellence awards should be withheld at failing trusts, CQC said

The Care Quality Commission said clinical excellence awards should be routinely withheld from senior medics at trusts in special measures, according to documents obtained by HSJ.

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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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London Eye: Fat and rich?

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

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Trust’s deficit grows amid contract row with NHS England

A hospital trust is facing a much larger deficit than planned, because £14m income due from NHS England will not be paid in this financial year.

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The NHS as an anchor – taking forward the long term plan

There are huge opportunities to build on the aims set in the long-term plan to help maximise the role of the NHS as an anchor in its local communities by leveraging on it as an employer, procurer, purchaser and also a mode of social change. By Sarah Reed and Dominique ...

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Chief Executive Interview: Alwen Williams, Barts Health Trust

This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Membership subscribers. Each month in 2018 a member of the HSJ expert team will conduct a challenging, candid and in-depth interview with a provider trust boss.

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Some DGH chiefs paid more than CEOs at largest trusts

Fifteen trust chief executives were paid at yearly rates of more than £250,000 last year, including several in the north east running district general hospitals, according to HSJ analysis.

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The Download: Cyber fatigue

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. Contact Ben Heather in confidence here.

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Major tertiary provider restricts out-of-area referrals

A major London teaching hospital has restricted referrals from out-of-area in response to unprecedented demand for its services.