Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

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London Eye: A clear path?

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

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Thirteen regions yet to agree pathology model

Thirteen out of 29 regions have yet to formally commit to new pathology models, the latest update has revealed, although senior chiefs have declared the major efficiency scheme remains on track.

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Revealed: Mass use of credit check firm to find NHS patients to charge

An NHS trust is routinely sharing patients’ identities with a major credit check firm to find overseas visitors who can be charged, and officials have sought to extend the scheme nationally, HSJ can reveal.

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Senior MP wants lawyers investigated for role in whistleblower case

A senior MP wants regulators to investigate a leading law firm in relation to its conduct during a series of legal challenges by a junior doctor between 2014 and 2018.

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CQC demands trust act as patients wait up to eight days for a bed

A mental health trust has closed its patient waiting area due to a threat from the Care Quality Commission, which its chief has said will mean people waiting longer in A&E.

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NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.

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NHSI 'impressed' with five pathology network launches

NHS Improvement believes acute trusts’ efforts to create regional pathology networks have been “impressive”, despite the number of fully operational collaboratives being half of what was expected so far.

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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.

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Worst waiting list trust looks to outsourcing

The trust with the worst elective waiting times performance is outsourcing work to other NHS trusts and a private provider, and restricting out-of-area referrals.

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London Eye: Waxing of the merger moon

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

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Exclusive: Tens of thousands of junior doctors working beyond contract

Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, resulting in fines worth more than £250,000, HSJ can reveal today.

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'Menacing, threatening and heavy-handed' culture found at trust

A  damning report commissioned by a trust has exposed the extent of bullying and harassment faced by staff and the ”menacing, threatening and heavy-handed” culture.

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Revealed: Junior doctor whistleblowing case cost NHS £700k

A whistleblower’s four year legal challenge cost the NHS nearly £700,000, it has emerged.

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NHS warned of 'crippling' PFI charges over the next decade

The NHS has been warned of “crippling” finance charges from its PFI contracts over the next decade, when aggregate repayments on the deals will reach their peak.

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Whistleblower who changed the law drops employment tribunal case

A doctor who “performed a public service” by securing whistleblower protection for junior doctors has withdrawn his claim he was unfairly dismissed from a London trust for whistleblowing.

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London Eye: Don't hate the rota, hate the game

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

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Eight trusts tender £2bn pathology contract amid network shake-up

An NHS pathology contract worth more than £2bn has been put on the market with the aim of linking eight trusts’ laboratory services.

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Trust brings in external investigators over bullying claims

A large hospital trust has ordered an external investigation into bullying and harassment.

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London Eye: The capital's scan backlogs

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

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Two acute trusts defy NHSI pathology plans

Two acute trusts are yet to agree to join pathology networks proposed 10 months ago by NHS Improvement under plans to save £200m by 2021.