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Ex-DH and trust director admits fraud over degree lie

A former hospital trust director has admitted a charge of fraud after lying about having a degree.

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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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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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New Brexit plan worse for NHS than May’s deal, experts warn

The NHS will be exposed to more risk by the government’s latest Brexit deal than by Theresa May’s original agreement, health service experts and lobby groups have told HSJ.

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Full maternity services at hospital axed for ‘foreseeable future’

Commissioners have extended the temporary closure of an obstetrics unit for the “foreseeable future” after difficulties staffing it.

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Unit’s ‘temporary’ downgrade may stay in place for ‘foreseeable future’

Full maternity services will not return to an Oxfordshire hospital for the “foreseeable future” if proposals are given the green light by county health chiefs.

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Teaching trust revamps theatres after inspectors uncover infection risks

A series of theatre upgrades have been carried out at an Oxford hospital after inspectors found major infection risks at the site.

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U-turn on plans to strip trust of cancer scanning service

Specialist cancer scans will continue to be provided by a major teaching trust after NHS England backtracked on a decision to award the work solely to a private provider.

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Two trusts forced to close 170 beds over fire safety concerns

Two large teaching trusts have been forced to close more than 170 beds due to concerns over fire safety, while significant sections of one hospital can only remain open if hourly checks are carried out.

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FAST inventor wins innovation role

A consultant stroke physician who developed the well-known face arm speech test – or FAST – has been elected vice chair of the Academic Health Science Network.

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Therapist and nursing shortages forces hospital ward closure

A community ward at a Buckinghamshire hospital will close next month due to a shortage of nurses and therapists.

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Teaching hospital to open private clinic with major US healthcare provider

A large teaching trust has teamed up with Oxford University and a major US healthcare provider to launch a new private diagnostics clinic in London.

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Major teaching trust told to make urgent infection risk improvements

A major teaching hospital’s operating theatres are in such poor repair they cannot always be adequately cleaned, Care Quality Commission inspectors have found.

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DHSC bans trusts from exclusive deals

NHS trusts will be ordered not to enter into deals in which they share patient information exclusively with one tech company, for fear it will undermine national efforts.

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NHSE regional director shifts to trust

NHS England’s medical director for the West Midlands has left to take up a role at a hospital trust.

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Controversial PET-CT deal referred to Matt Hancock

A controversial decision to strip a leading trust of its scanning service has been referred to the health secretary.

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Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention

NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.

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Medical appraisal and revalidation – a pretence that is reassurance, not assurance

The GMC’s current appraisal system fails to provide assurance that a doctor remains capable of maintaining safe and effective practice because it is not backed by objective data, says Nadeem Moghal

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Staff survey analysis: Trusts with the highest and lowest levels of discrimination

The annual staff survey has shown a steady increase in discrimination since 2015. Below is a breakdown of the trusts with the highest and lowest percentages of staff experiencing discrimination at work in the last 12 months, comparing 2017 to 2018.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.