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Ben clover expert briefing

Keeping theatres going in lockdown two

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

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Exclusive: Three trusts paying US firm £210m for tech catch-up

A new electronic health record system will cover three linked London trusts in a deal worth £210m as they look to catch up with peers on tech maturity, they have revealed to HSJ.

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Exclusive: Taxpayers cash could be used to fill hole created by fall in NHS private work

Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.

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Second leading trust chooses tech supplier not included on NHSE and X approved list for £175m deal

One of the NHS’s flagship teaching trusts has defied NHSX and NHS England by selecting an electronic patient record system supplier not included on their approved framework, HSJ can reveal.

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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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HSJ80 full list: The most influential people in health

The HSJ80 lists the figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the English NHS and health policy over the next 12 months

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

The Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) programme is a psycho-educational intervention for young people (age 14-20 years) with type 1 diabetes, co-developed by young people and co-delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, youth workers and peer educators.

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Region puts £80m of waiting list catch-up out to tender

Managers in London anticipate spending £80m with private hospitals over the next four months to catch up with the region’s waiting list backlog, HSJ can reveal.

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: ‘Mad’

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

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5,000 jobs at risk as NHS commercial work collapses

The NHS could lose more than 5,000 research staff and around £500m in funding because of covid-19, according to senior trust leaders.

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Teaching trust’s top nurse leaves after 15 years

A major teaching hospital trust’s chief nurse has stepped down after 15 years.

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The Royal Mint joins growing list of PPE suppliers

The Department of Health and Social Care spent at least £488.8m buying personal protective equipment in April and May, newly published documents reveal.

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Trusts to buy Serco out of joint venture after losing major contract

Two foundation trusts are set to buy an outsourcing company out of a multimillion pound pathology partnership, HSJ can reveal.

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Urgent cancer treatment down 60 per cent in April

The number of patients receiving urgent cancer treatment fell by 60 per cent in April, as hospitals struggled to provide services while grappling with covid-19.

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Oxygen supply problems ‘the new PPE’, warn hospital bosses

Oxygen shortages and difficulties in expanding storage quickly are now a major problem for hospital bosses dealing with covid-19 patients, HSJ has been told.

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Trusts advise widespread use of PPE as staff ‘refuse to see patients’

Several major hospital trusts are telling staff to use personal protective equipment in a wider set of areas than recommended by current national guidance, amid staff concern and reports of doctors refusing work without it.

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Coronavirus deaths mapped: 13 trusts see 50 per cent of fatalities

Seventy-two trusts had recorded at least one coronavirus death on Sunday, an increase of 15 on Friday.

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London teaching trust says non-clinical staff must go to work as normal

One of the largest teaching trusts in England has told its non-clinical staff to go into work as normal, as it continues to plan its response to the coronavirus outbreak.