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Alert over hospital air devices after 120 ‘never events’

NHS trusts are to be told to remove devices linked to more than 120 never events caused by ‘unconscious errors’.

Dr Martin Kuper

Specialist trust appoints new chief executive

A specialist London trust has appointed a new chief executive.

Building plan

‘Commercial’ approach needed to maximise value of NHS land being stifled by centre, says Naylor

A return to central control and a focus on system working is stifling the ‘commercial’ approach needed for the NHS to maximise the value of its land and buildings, Sir Robert Naylor has told HSJ.

Marcel Levi

‘Very boring discussions’ about ICS could quash system working, warns top trust chief

Fixating on the bureaucracy of integrated care systems will cause agile health systems forged during the pandemic to come to a ‘grinding halt’, warns the outgoing chief executive of a major London acute.

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HSJ Awards 2020: Acute Sector Innovation of the Year

WINNER: University College London and University College London Hospitals FT – The UCL Ventura CPAP device - engineering a ‘just-in-time’ covid-19 solution

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Controversial service closures to be reversed

Trusts in north central London will begin unpicking the temporary reorganisation of their paediatric inpatient and emergency services from April, provided the pressure of the covid pandemic has eased sufficiently.

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£1bn+ teaching trust gets new chief exec

A major London teaching hospital has appointed a new chief executive.

Coronavirus

Three trusts in high risk areas no longer getting covid vaccine this week

Several trusts serving areas with high rates of covid will not be getting any vaccine this week, having been removed from a national list of “hub” sites where the first doses are to be given.

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What should the future of outpatient care look like?

A recent HSJ webinar supported by Vantage Health heard that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to creating a new model of outpatient care

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Exclusive: Taxpayers cash could be used to fill hole created by fall in NHS private work

Taxpayers may have to make up for millions of pounds lost in NHS private patient income during the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.

Technology

Second leading trust chooses tech supplier not included on NHSE and X approved list for £175m deal

One of the NHS’s flagship teaching trusts has defied NHSX and NHS England by selecting an electronic patient record system supplier not included on their approved framework, HSJ can reveal.

Marcel Levi

Teaching trust CEO resigns to take up post as government adviser

Professor Marcel Levi will leave University College London Foundation Trust on 31 March next year after four years at the top of the institution.

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Two paediatric EDs in region to close for the winter

Two of the five paediatric emergency departments in north central London are to close through the winter, HSJ has learnt.

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Major trust awards facilities contracts worth £236m to two firms

A major London trust has awarded facilities management contracts worth £236m to two firms.

Construction

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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Patients endangered by ‘hazardous’ use of PPE

The ‘hazardous’ use of personal protective equipment required because of covid-19 is contributing to the spread of secondary infections in intensive care units and other hospital settings, a leading expert has told HSJ.

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Covid proves that commissioning and regulation add little value

The development of strategy over a local health economy will be much more coherent if provider led, says Peter Carter

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Exclusive: Nightingale largely empty as ICUs handle surge

London’s Nightingale hospital has remained largely empty, with just 19 patients being treated at the facility over the Easter weekend, HSJ understands.

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Nightingale top leadership revealed

The first members of the leadership team at the NHS’ flagship covid-19 treatment centre have been revealed.