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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.

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Revealed: The challenges and dilemmas as NHS Nightingale prepares to open

The NHS and Army’s project to convert London’s ExCel into a 4,000-bed field hospital — a plan of unprecedented scale for this country — is grappling with major clinical and cultural tensions, as well as the huge logistical challenge, ahead of its official opening next week.

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PPE concerns remain despite ‘Herculean effort’ to get supplies out

Personal protective equipment supplies today started to arrive at some trusts which were reporting shortages yesterday, but concerns remain about stock levels in parts of the country.

Natasha Phillips

NHSX appoints first chief nursing information officer

NHSX has appointed its first chief nursing information officer

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NHS looks to grab private sector work with major reconfiguration

A health system is proposing to consolidate seven NHS units that deliver inpatient elective orthopaedic surgery into two — aimed partly at capturing activity from the private sector.

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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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Preferred bidder announced for £2.25bn contract

An incumbent pathology provider looks set to lose its bid to retain a contract worth £2.25bn over 15 years.

Ben clover expert briefing

A different problem

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

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Growing waits at major teaching trust worry commissioners

The number of patients waiting more than a year for elective treatment at a major London teaching hospital has ballooned over the past 12 months.

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Trusts hired behavioural psychologist to resolve differences between medics

Managers hired a behavioural psychologist to work with senior clinicians from two trusts whose disagreements about clinical practice had undermined a prestigious joint transplant programme.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Corporate whistleblowing

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

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Trusts missing out on tens of millions from overseas patients

Providers are failing to recover tens of millions of pounds from overseas visitors despite a major clampdown on so-called health tourists.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: A clear path?

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

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Teaching hospital chair to also run neighbouring trust

The chair of one of England’s biggest teaching hospital trusts will also chair its smaller neighbour from next April.

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: On sovereignty south of the river

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