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‘Critical decision-making’ at major cancer centre left to trainees

Trainee oncologists at a major cancer centre covered clinics and made “critical” decisions without senior supervision, including for cancers they were not trained for, HSJ  can reveal.

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‘Amazon-style’ procurement system launches after three-year delay

An “Amazon-like” procurement platform has launched in a handful of trusts after almost three years of delays.

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A different problem

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

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Pair of London trusts to share chair

A pair of London trusts have announced they will be sharing a chair, in the latest in a string of joint leadership moves across NHS trusts.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Small trust may join group with neighbours

One of England’s smallest trusts is looking at joining a hospital group with its neighbours.

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NHSE and DHSC warned over lack of beds at leading FT

A 14-day delay to surgery, caused by a lack of beds at a London teaching hospital, contributed to the death of a pensioner, a coroner has found.

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Guy’s and King’s FTs move to ‘one voice’

Two high-profile teaching hospital trusts with a joint turnover of more than £2bn are forming a committee-in-common, to oversee “closer collaboration and strategic alignment”.

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Growing waits at major teaching trust worry commissioners

The number of patients waiting more than a year for elective treatment at a major London teaching hospital has ballooned over the past 12 months.

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Trusts hired behavioural psychologist to resolve differences between medics

Managers hired a behavioural psychologist to work with senior clinicians from two trusts whose disagreements about clinical practice had undermined a prestigious joint transplant programme.

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Life-changing news on a trolley

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

St George’s Hospital

‘Dark force’ heart surgery unit no longer on mortality ‘alert’

The heart surgery unit at the centre of a “dark force” governance row has been moved out of “alert” status for mortality.

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Two in five trusts failing Hancock’s leadership target

Two in five trusts have told HSJ they do not have a director with IT responsibility on their board, prompting health secretary Matt Hancock to renew calls for every trust to do so.

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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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London Eye: A clear path?

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

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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: On sovereignty south of the river

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

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Ex-DH boss declares ‘scandal’ in mental healthcare

A shortage of beds for mental health patients – leaving them waiting in emergency departments for more than 12 hours – is a national “scandal”, according to one of the NHS’ most senior and experienced leaders.

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Teaching trusts fall out over transplant safety concerns

A “breakdown in trust” between two of the country’s leading teaching hospitals saw transplant patients referred elsewhere as a result of safety concerns, HSJ can reveal.

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Reverse mentoring: a road to black and minority ethnic staff empowerment

Reverse mentoring builds a bridge with the key protagonists – the senior white leaders who make culture happen within our NHS. By Ali Raza, Kiki Onyesoh and Paul Trower

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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.