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Major shake-up of child cancer services ordered by NHS England

NHS England has finally ordered a major shake-up of paediatric cancer services in London after a long-running battle which saw national cancer director Cally Palmer accused of being ‘hugely conflicted’ because of her dual role as the chief executive of the trust at the centre of the storm.

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Trusts failing to report ‘concerning’ numbers of hospital-acquired covid cases

Some acute trusts have failed to report large numbers of hospital-acquired covid infections as patient safety incidents, despite NHS England describing this as ‘fundamental’.

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More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads

Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Two trusts appoint single CEO and form ‘hospital group’

A pair of London trusts have appointed a single chief executive as they join forces to form a ‘hospital group’.

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London Eye: Third week of August

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

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Hospital brings cleaning and catering in-house to ‘support minority ethnic communities’

An acute trust has brought their cleaning and catering contracts back in house to boost workforce equality and support staff from minority ethnic communities.

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London Eye: Fourth wave blues

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

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Exclusive: Shared chief executive and chair for trusts with £2bn plus turnover

Two hospital trusts with a combined turnover of more than £2bn will share a chief executive and chair from June, HSJ understands.

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London Eye: The Altiplano

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

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Revealed: the nine hospital trusts where covid patients fill at least half the beds

Nine English NHS trusts now have at least half their adult acute beds occupied by covid-positive patients, with admissions still growing in every case.

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Revealed: The trusts receiving a share of £600m estates fund

An acute trust in London is among the biggest winners of a £600m allocation by the government to pay for backlog maintenance across the NHS.

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London Eye: The commanding heights

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

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Trust CEO asks for ‘scientific evidence’ on covid vaccine safety to reassure staff

NHS trust chief executives have told HSJ  they need more clarity the Pfizer-BioNTech covid vaccine is safe to reassure their worried staff.

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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.