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North by North West: On closer inspection

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Trust chair accused of ‘misleading’ staff over critical report

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.

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Critical report on leading trust watered down ‘on an industrial scale’

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.

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Bullying probe at Hancock’s local trust due ‘in spring’

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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North by North West: The tough questions NHSE must answer over famous cancer trust

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Multiple failings in trust’s handling of £20m Roche deal, leak reveals

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.

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NHS England launches investigation into staff concerns at leading trust

NHS England has commissioned an independent investigation into allegations raised by staff at a leading cancer trust.

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Exclusive: New surge in Manchester covid patients amid lockdown row

Greater Manchester’s hospitals have seen a new surge in beds occupied by patients with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, HSJ understands.

Cally Palmer

Cancer hubs ‘here to stay’ after ‘massive jump’ in long waiters

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.


Year-long delay for ‘proton beam’ cancer unit

A high-profile building project to bring “proton beam” cancer treatment to patients in London has suffered another year-long delay.

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‘Outstanding’ leadership trust names new chief exec

A hospital trust rated “outstanding” for leadership has appointed a new chief executive from a nearby provider.

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Swedish firm picked for major radiology contract

A Swedish company has been named preferred supplier for a major radiology contract, spanning eight NHS trusts in the North West, HSJ has learned.

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First new national clinical directors named

A new national clinical director for cancer has been appointed, along with two other NCDs.


NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

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.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.


Region's finance directors agree to join up trusts' procurement

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.

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University hospital opens China office after CEO trip

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”.

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Exclusive: Genomic trusts named but 18 months from full operation

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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North by North West: Virgin territory

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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Warnings over major cancer target overhaul

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.