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Three patients died after delayed cancer tests at teaching hospital

Three people died of cancer and another four came to severe harm after their endoscopies were delayed, a teaching hospital trust has confirmed.

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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.

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Healthwatch chief waits over an hour for transport company to answer call

A logistics company awarded a patient transport contract has been heavily criticised after a local Healthwatch chief executive spent more than an hour waiting for them to answer the phone.

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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.

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Live videos from trauma scenes halve air ambulance use

Live videos streamed from major incidents such as stabbings and car crashes to 999 control rooms in London have helped paramedics prioritise air ambulance dispatches to patients in most urgent need of care.

Radiology

Exclusive: Three patients died after radiology failings at teaching hospital

Radiology failings at a teaching hospital led to eight patients coming to severe harm, with three dying, a hospital trust has admitted.

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Thirteen regions yet to agree pathology model

Thirteen out of 29 regions have yet to formally commit to new pathology models, the latest update has revealed, although senior chiefs have declared the major efficiency scheme remains on track.

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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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PM asks Hancock to investigate ‘removal’ of trust directors

The prime minister has asked Matt Hancock to investigate the “removal” of two non-exec directors from the board of a specialist hospital trust.

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CCG and trust appoint three joint directors

A clinical commissioning group and a provider trust have announced a further three joint executive appointments.

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Former national medical director takes London NED role

The former medical director of NHS Improvement has joined Barts Health Trust as a non-executive director, it has been announced.

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Ambulance trust promises better joint working after Grenfell

The London Ambulance Service Trust has pledged to improve communications with other emergency services after a report into the Grenfell Tower disaster highlighted failings.

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Ex-DH boss declares ‘scandal’ in mental healthcare

A shortage of beds for mental health patients – leaving them waiting in emergency departments for more than 12 hours – is a national “scandal”, according to one of the NHS’ most senior and experienced leaders.

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Updated: Third large CCG merger confirmed in south east

Twenty clinical commissioning groups have been given the green light to merge from NHS England and NHS Improvement, HSJ can confirm.

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Update: 24 patients come to harm after waiting list failings

A teaching hospital has discovered more than 630 patients which it failed to follow up “as a result of a high turnover of locums and failure of a trust process”.

Technology

NHSX senior adviser: Slow IT at your trust? Quit

A senior NHSX technology adviser has urged clinicians to move to more digitally-advanced trusts if they are unhappy with their current workplace’s technology.

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New chair for London hospital trust

A London hospital trust has had a new chair appointed.

Law

Finance manager jailed for fraud must repay £220,000

A senior finance manager convicted of fraud must repay £220,000 or face another three years in jail, a judge has ruled.

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Babylon GP at Hand announces Manchester expansion plans

Babylon GP at Hand has announced plans to expand its video consultation service to Manchester at the beginning of next year.

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Trust and agency investigating ‘false claims’ over patient death

A trust and the NHS’ staffing agency have launched an investigation after a coroner found two nurses and a healthcare assistant may have lied about carrying out patient observations.