St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Investigation reveals excess heart surgery deaths at teaching hospital

A major teaching hospital is still working to improve its heart surgery unit after high infection rates and a larger than expected number of deaths.

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Concern over patient harm investigations at teaching trust

A teaching hospital where 10 patients suffered severe harm after the trust failed to keep track of their appointments has been criticised by NHS England.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Capital's cancer turnaround

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy.

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Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions

Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.

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Former St George's boss appointed trust chief executive

Miles Scott, the former chief executive of St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust, has been appointed to run Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: The fear, the network and the path

Why does a safety-critical industry such as the NHS have the level of bullying and fear running through it at so many levels, asks Andy Cowper

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HSJ Awards 2017: Using Technology to Improve Efficiency

The team implemented an app which enables home monitoring of hypertension in pregnancy in order to reduce hospital visits for monitoring of pre-eclampsia.

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Trusts must reduce deficits by two-thirds to hit official forecast

NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Rumblings in south west London

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy.

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Teaching hospital loses community contracts

A London teaching hospital trust has lost multimillion community services contracts.

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Exclusive: More than 800 patients waiting over a year at one trust

Poor waiting list management led to “dangerous” failures and 814 patients waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment at a London teaching trust, HSJ has learned.

Barts Health NHS Trust

Revealed: The NHS trusts falling well short of financial plans

Several acute trusts have fallen significantly short of their three month financial target, while dozens more are relying on heavily backloaded savings plans to deliver their year end plans.

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Court orders Paula Vasco-Knight to detail financial assets

A disgraced former NHS chief executive has been ordered to reveal her financial assets

St George’s Hospital

Trust fails to ensure directors are fit and proper despite warning

St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust is failing to comply with the fit and proper person test regulations, despite a warning from the Care Quality Commission.

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Exclusive: Just three NHS finance staff reported to professional body in six years

Only three NHS finance staff have been referred to their professional body over breaches of its code in the past six years, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive: Child suffers 'severe harm' as a result of trust's data problems

Two more patients, including a child, came to ‘severe harm’ as a result of a teaching trust losing track of their records.

Richard Murray

The NHS financial regime: cleverly flexible or horribly messy?

The NHS payments and incentives system is constantly evolving. Richard Murray looks at a system that is attempting to manage deficits and, at the same time, introduce new models of care and ways to pay for them.

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'Severe harm' to patients at teaching trust after records failure

A patient suffered a stroke that might have been prevented and another received late treatment for cancer after record keeping failures at a teaching hospital.

Ambulance

Trust declares major incident as neighbour is crippled by cyber attack

Demand spikes at major trauma centre as neighbour is struck down by ransomware

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Cash starved trust warned outdated IT posed malware risk

A London trust that has been starved of capital investment reported earlier this month that it had been experiencing a “large increase” of ransomware attacks and was replacing outdated IT equipment in response.