Katherine is a correspondent covering procurement and specialist commissioning. She also covers the NHS in the west of England and Birmingham. Katherine previously worked as a reporter for Newsweek magazine, and as an editor for medical device publisher Biba Medical. She trained in medical anthropology at the University of Oxford, and in philosophy at the University of York. She joined HSJ in autumn 2019.
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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.
A shortage of radiologists, pensions issues and rising demand have driven the worst breast cancer wait times for at least nine years, some of the worst performing trusts told HSJ.
A deal has been struck to make a life-extending cystic fibrosis drug available on the NHS for the first time.
Two NHS England/Improvement directors have been appointed to the board of the company behind NHS Supply Chain.
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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Pension problems and staff shortages have caused cancer waits to surge at a West Midlands trust.
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A recently-moved hospital has become the first to achieve an “outstanding” rating in each of the Care Quality Commission’s five categories, as well as overall.
NHS England has ordered a review into the cost of patient transport services and the way they are commissioned, following a string of market failures.
Outlier trusts for orthopaedic surgery have blamed above average infection rates, a need for closer supervision of trainees, and frail and overweight patient cohorts for their results.