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Troubled trust appoints interim CEO after predecessor resigns

A London hospital which had to be closed to emergency patients following a covid-19 outbreak among staff has appointed an interim chief executive.

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Exclusive: Capital to centralise elective care in new ICS hubs

London’s NHS is attempting to fast track the creation of centralised surgical hubs for each of its five health systems in a bid to recover spiralling waiting lists and long waits, HSJ understands.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Deciding who is in charge

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

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Warning to staff not wearing masks at PM’s local hospital

Staff at the hospital serving the prime minister’s constituency — which is the subject of concerns over infection control — have been warned they will not be paid for time spent self-isolating if they break mask rules.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The grim truth on targets

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

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PM’s local hospital chief exec resigns in wake of covid controversy

The chief executive of a London hospital which had to be closed to emergency patients following a covid-19 outbreak among staff has resigned.

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Hospital remains on diversion 10 days after covid outbreak

A hospital in the prime minister’s constituency remains on diversion for emergency ambulances and admissions 10 days after a covid-19 outbreak among its staff.

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PM’s hospital closed to emergency patients after staff covid outbreak

A London hospital in the prime minister’s constituency has closed to emergency ambulances and admissions following a coronavirus outbreak among staff.

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Revealed: The hospitals facing most pressure to meet coronavirus demand

New analysis from Edge Health shows that district general hospitals around the centre of London have been the hardest hit by the covid-19 surge, says George Batchelor

Technology

Exclusive: NHSX appoints new chief information officer

NHSX has appointed a new chief information officer, HSJ has learned.

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Experienced interim moves to new challenged trust

A struggling hospital trust has appointed an experienced interim chief executive for the coming financial year.

Nick Carver

Major London provider to take over ‘dilapidated’ cancer centre

A major London trust will take over a “dilapidated” cancer centre, with the trust running it ceding management following heavy criticism.

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Waiting list would need to shrink to 2015 levels, to re-achieve 18-week waits

Four years of waiting list growth would need to be undone to achieve the NHS Constitution standard again, says Rob Findlay

A&E

Five trusts fail four-hour target in more than half of A&E cases

An unprecedented five trusts saw less than half of their accident and emergency attendances within four hours in December, HSJ analysis reveals.

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An iceberg of avoidable patient harm

HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing is our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. This week by bureau chief Ben Clover.

Ben clover expert briefing

Life-changing news on a trolley

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

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Hancock pressed to decide on capital schemes before election cut off

Two former ministers and one of the Conservative party’s most influential MPs have pressed the government for clarity on funding ahead of the upcoming dissolution of Parliament.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

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‘High risk’ estates maintenance cost continues to spiral

The cost of fixing NHS buildings to avoid serious injuries to patients and major disruption to clinical services continues to rise and outstrip the NHS’ investment in estates maintenance, new figures reveal.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Hurricane heart

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