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Exclusive: New top A&E doctor ‘could support replacing target’

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine could support replacing the four-hour target – but only if it was satisfied a replacement regime would demonstrably improve patient outcomes and cut bureaucracy for staff, according its new president.

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Revealed: The trusts with the worst orthopaedics outcomes

Outlier trusts for orthopaedic surgery have blamed above average infection rates, a need for closer supervision of trainees, and frail and overweight patient cohorts for their results.

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Virgin Care hires former NHS regulator boss

David Bennett, the former boss of the competition regulator Monitor, has been appointed chair of Virgin Care, HSJ has learned.

Beverley Bryant

Former national IT director returns to NHS role

A former national IT director is returning to an NHS role after two years in the private sector.

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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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Serious incident declared over cancer diagnostics backlog

A serious incident has been declared at a trust after a backlog in scans delayed five patients’ cancer diagnosis.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Quartering the capital

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

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Reverse mentoring delivers real value

Reverse mentoring allows NHS leaders to gain exposure to the diverse insights of BME staff with different lived experiences. By Ali Raza and Kiki Onyesoh

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Pritchard must decide

Just over two months ago, HSJ wrote an editorial suggesting the approach being taken to the recruitment of the NHS’ new chief operating officer would result in “a good chief executive being ripped away from a trust that needs them.” We also said that, as a result, the new COO ...

Amanda Pritchard

New NHS ops chief 'expects to return to trust' after secondment

The newly-appointed NHS chief operating officer is taking up the role on a secondment basis and has told staff at her trust she expects to “return to the trust after a period working at national level”, HSJ has learned.

Amanda Pritchard

NHS national chief operating officer revealed

NHS England and NHS Improvement have chosen the boss of a major hospital trust to be their national chief operating officer, effectively the deputy chief executive of the NHS.

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Huge £175m IT deal will cover three prestigious trusts

A major hospital trust has gone to market for a £175m overhaul of its IT systems, with an option to expand into two neighbouring trusts amid merger rumours.

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Private sector capitalising on budget cuts to tempt nurses

Private sector providers are taking advantage of training budget cuts to tempt nurses away from a major NHS hospital trust.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The bump

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: 'Closer working'

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

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Trust opens privately-run specialist centre

A hospital trust has announced the opening of its privately-managed orthopaedic centre.

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: In all but name

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

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Pathology contract extended amid merger doubts

A trust has extended its pathology contract with a public-private partnership as doubts have emerged over a planned merger with a neighbour.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: So long, SaHF

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