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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Clinical Support Services Award

Tea trolley teaching is a novel training method, where a trolley loaded with tea, cakes and educational materials is taken to the place of work, providing short, 10-minute educational sessions at the times and in locations that suit learners.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Acute Service Redesign Initiative

The Integrated Urgent Care Team now work together with other transformation services to support older people living in the community in an integrated model of care to deliver ‘integrated urgent care at home’.

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Follow Imperial’s lead to honour Amin Abdullah’s memory

Through its new disciplinary policy, Imperial College Healthcare Trust aims to create a system that promotes fairness and compassion towards its staff, say Narinder Kapur, Christian Harkensee and Terry Skitmore

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The NHS’ approach to waiting list management needs urgent reform

The NHS needs a framework that prioritises patient safety and supports the equitable prioritisation of patients in different settings, with different diagnoses, and even under the care of different trusts. By Rowan Wathes, Arup Nath and Catherine Urch

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Charisma + humility = effective leadership during covid-19

Lewis Thomas and Kieran McHugh, trainees on the NHS graduate management scheme working at Imperial College Healthcare Trust and North Central London CCG respectively, share their reflections on leadership having worked during the covid-19 pandemic

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Exclusive: Nightingale largely empty as ICUs handle surge

London’s Nightingale hospital has remained largely empty, with just 19 patients being treated at the facility over the Easter weekend, HSJ understands.

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Regulator queries chair’s appointment at major acute trust

Regulators have written to a major acute trust to query the appointment of its chair and her fitness to fill the role.

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NHSE told to set new A&E ‘maximum time to assessment’ target

Analysis carried out for NHS England’s review of NHS targets has proposed it set a “maximum time-to-assessment target… for all those attending [accident and emergency departments]”.

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NAO: Trusts facing big repair bills missed out on Johnson’s capital awards

Government auditors have highlighted a lack of correlation between the prime minister’s capital funding announcements and those NHS providers with the largest backlogs of maintenance problems.

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Merger deal paves way for huge land sale

A prestigious specialist trust will merge with one of the capital’s biggest teaching hospital trusts, in a deal which could pave the way for a huge land sale in west London.

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First coronavirus cases confirmed in England

Two patients in England have been tested positive for the Wuhan novel Coronavirus, the chief medical officer said today.

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Regulator plans greater oversight of local investigations

The General Medical Council is planning to work more closely with NHS trusts and other organisations on how they investigate staff conduct locally.

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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.

Prerana Issar

Regulators call for overhaul of professional misconduct rules

NHS England is working to develop a single framework for all professional regulators when dealing with a conduct complaint.

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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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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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‘High risk’ estates maintenance cost continues to spiral

The cost of fixing NHS buildings to avoid serious injuries to patients and major disruption to clinical services continues to rise and outstrip the NHS’ investment in estates maintenance, new figures reveal.

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First new national clinical directors named

A new national clinical director for cancer has been appointed, along with two other NCDs.

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‘Hand in hand’ - NHS trusts and charities working in partnership

NHS charities have the potential to be the nation’s biggest independent supporters of health and well-being, notes Ellie Orton

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London Eye: Hurricane heart

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