The chair of a prominent cancer trust has sent a ‘misleading’ message to staff about the extent to which a critical draft report was significantly softened before being finalised.
Findings included in a draft report which were strongly critical of a prominent cancer trust were extensively deleted or softened before publication, HSJ has discovered.
A long-delayed review into West Suffolk Foundation Trust board members’ alleged bullying of whistleblowers is now due to be published ‘by the spring’, senior figures familiar with the process have told HSJ.
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Multiple failings have been identified in how a leading cancer trust entered into a £20m research partnership with a large pharmaceutical company, and how bosses then reacted to concerns raised by staff.
NHS England has commissioned an independent investigation into allegations raised by staff at a leading cancer trust.
Greater Manchester’s hospitals have seen a new surge in beds occupied by patients with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, HSJ understands.
There has been a “massive jump up of [cancer] long waiters particularly in the area of surgery”, NHS England and Improvement’s national cancer director has said, with treatment hubs “critical” to trying to deal with the backlog.
A high-profile building project to bring “proton beam” cancer treatment to patients in London has suffered another year-long delay.
A hospital trust rated “outstanding” for leadership has appointed a new chief executive from a nearby provider.
A Swedish company has been named preferred supplier for a major radiology contract, spanning eight NHS trusts in the North West, HSJ has learned.
A new national clinical director for cancer has been appointed, along with two other NCDs.
The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
More than a dozen NHS trusts in a devolution area have agreed to align their buying power for purchases costing more than £1m, HSJ can reveal.
One of the country’s biggest trusts has opened an office in China, with the chief executive meeting with a “very influential person in Beijing”.
Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.
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A major change to the measurement of cancer performance will produce misleading results and perverse incentives for some providers, several trust leaders have told HSJ.
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