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Teaching trust’s top nurse leaves after 15 years

A major teaching hospital trust’s chief nurse has stepped down after 15 years.

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Oxygen supply problems ‘the new PPE’, warn hospital bosses

Oxygen shortages and difficulties in expanding storage quickly are now a major problem for hospital bosses dealing with covid-19 patients, HSJ has been told.

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Major hospital trust predicts missing financial plan by £9m

A major teaching hospital trust has predicted it will fall short of its financial target by £9m.

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Trust investigating senior manager over relationship with supplier

A large hospital trust has launched a formal investigation into allegations over a personal relationship between one of its estates chiefs and a senior manager at a supplier, HSJ can reveal.

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NHSX will try to develop digital test result alerts

National officials are working with radiologists on systems to digitally warn patients of diagnostic test results, after the NHS failed to inform a woman of signs of her lung cancer.

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Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff

NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.

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‘Inherently risky’ children’s cancer service to be overhauled after HSJ revelations

Children’s cancer services in south London are to be reconfigured after a new review confirmed they represented an “inherent geographical risk to patient safety” — following HSJ revelations last year of how serious concerns had been “buried” by senior leaders.

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Pair of London trusts to share chair

A pair of London trusts have announced they will be sharing a chair, in the latest in a string of joint leadership moves across NHS trusts.

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Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

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An iceberg of avoidable patient harm

HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing is our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. This week by bureau chief Ben Clover.

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Major teaching trust lifted out of special measures

The Care Quality Commission has recommended a major teaching hospital trust, which once faced losing its heart surgery service following significant discord among its staff, be taken out of special measures.

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Three patients died after delayed cancer tests at teaching hospital

Three people died of cancer and another four came to severe harm after their endoscopies were delayed, a teaching hospital trust has confirmed.

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‘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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NHSE/I appoint flexible working chief

NHS England and Improvement have appointed a head of flexible working as they look to improve recruitment and retention in the service, they have confirmed.

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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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Exclusive: Three patients died after radiology failings at teaching hospital

Radiology failings at a teaching hospital led to eight patients coming to severe harm, with three dying, a hospital trust has admitted.

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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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Independent review ‘may cause surgeons to stop work’

The hospital trust at the centre of a governance scandal has warned that some of its surgeons may stop working when an independent review into one of its specialist units is published.

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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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Two more hospital trusts announce shared boss

Two hospital trusts today announced they will share a chair – the latest in a string of shared leadership moves among NHS providers, especially in London.