Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative

The Acute Home Visiting Service is a responsive and effective home visiting service for patients that prevents them attending accident and emergency and relieves GP workload.

Pathology

Three trusts agree pathology 'hub' model expected to save £51m

Three trusts in east London have agreed to consolidate much of their routine pathology work on a single “hub” site.

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Medics demand better terms for 'less valued colleagues'

A third of the doctors employed by Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust have written to management calling on them to rethink a controversial outsourcing deal.

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Calls for staff parking fees to be scrapped nationally

Trusts have begun scrapping staff car parking charges — and others are being called on to do so — while they tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hospital cleaners walk out over pay dispute

Cleaners at a London hospital have walked out over a pay dispute just as the service braces for a surge in demand due to coronavirus.

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Trust abandons Experian credit checks after outcry

A trust director has said he “struggles to defend the logic” behind the decision to routinely share patients’ identities with a major credit check firm.

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A different problem

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

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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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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.