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Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: 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.


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.

Ben clover expert briefing

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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: On sovereignty south of the river

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

Sir Hugh Taylor

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.

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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.