St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dave west expert briefing

The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The dangers of dealing with dark forces

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


Trust apologises for surgeon's 'distress' in out-of-court settlement

A trust has reached an out-of-court settlement with a wrongly excluded senior surgeon and apologised for the “distress” the legal proceedings had caused her.


Trust with two legionella cases gets funds for water safety

A teaching trust had to appeal to NHS Improvement for funding to ensure the safety of its “fragile” water system after two patients contracted legionella, HSJ can reveal.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: In all but name

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

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Teaching hospital outsources long waiters

A hospital trust is to outsource more than 100 surgeries as it tries to bring its waiting list under control.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: So long, SaHF

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


Brexit: Trust can operate for 'four days' under food shortage contingency plans

A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Two aims

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

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NHSI clears trusts to hire consultants as money worries worsen

NHS Improvement has authorised a tranche of financial support projects, ending a mini-drought in trusts tendering for management consultancy.

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January’s efforts slow the deterioration in elective waits

In spite of record pressures on A&E waiting times, the English NHS managed to have a fairly normal January for elective care.

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Teaching trust withholds review into surgery unit

A major teaching hospital in south London is refusing to release a long-awaited workforce investigation that was completed late last year.

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Staff survey: Full breakdown of where staff are witnessing potentially harmful errors

Below is a breakdown of acute and combined trusts by the share of staff saying they had witnessed potentially harmful errors, near misses or incidents in the last month, in the 2018 NHS staff survey.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Rearranging the chairs

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

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: Which is the justice and which the thief?

To understand the NHS, we need to understand the issue of money and power, says Andy Cowper


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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Trust to resume waiting time reports after checking 2 million records

A hospital trust that had to check two million patient records when its data system was revealed to be faulty is to start re-reporting its waiting time data.

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Excellence awards should be withheld at failing trusts, CQC said

The Care Quality Commission said clinical excellence awards should be routinely withheld from senior medics at trusts in special measures, according to documents obtained by HSJ.

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Surgery row costs trust £11m

Dispute and concerns over care quality at a teaching hospital’s surgical unit have cost it £11m, its finance director has revealed.


Pilot surgery service to close treatment gap

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust could become one of the first hospitals to offer thrombectomies for stroke patients outside a neuroscience centre as part of a six-month pilot.