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Pritchard’s NHSE different in ‘tone, intent and accessibility’, say top CEOs

NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard has been praised for transforming the organisation’s relationship with local leaders by the NHS’s most highly regarded chief executives.

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NHS England ‘hasn’t got long’ to develop ‘operating model’ for system working

NHS England and local leaders must urgently develop a coherent ‘operating model’ for the era of integrated care systems or see the reforms fail, leading trust chief executives have told HSJ.

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Staff shortages leaving women in ‘barbaric’ pain

Patient safety campaigners have said ‘too many women’ are still not being offered a general anaesthetic for a diagnostic test because of staff shortages, leaving them in severe pain.

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A person-centred, digital-first approach to recovery

Ensuring that patient pathways are digitally enabled and person centred is critical to tackling the elective backlog, writes Patricia Wynn.

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Trusts failing on waiting list ask told to ‘get act together’

Trusts have been told to ‘get their act together’ on health inequalities, after HSJ research suggested only a small minority have so far published data on disparities in waiting times between different patient groups.

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Delivering community diagnostic centres to improve access to early diagnosis

Philippa Robinson, Regional Director of London, highlights the critical factors leading to a successful delivery of a community diagnostic centre

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Why the capital's NHS staff are, relatively, happy

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

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Former trust CEO takes up regional medical director role

NHS England’s London region has announced Chris Streather will be the new interim medical director for the capital.

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NHS England pauses move for hundreds of staff ‘after office disagreement’

Hundreds of staff at a commissioning support unit are in limbo after NHS England had to pause the consultation over their transfer to new organisations.

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London Eye: What will we get for the £1.5bn?

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

Andrew Ridley

NHSE appoints new regional director

NHS England has appointed an interim regional director for London, and confirmed Sir David Sloman’s appointment as chief operating officer.

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NHS England chooses new chief operating officer

NHS England’s London director is set to become its chief operating officer for an interim period after a recruitment process failed to make a substantive appointment, HSJ understands.

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Trust spent £2.1m on extra covid beds plan axed after two weeks

A trust had to pay £2.1m to a company it had hired to set up temporary beds at the peak of the first covid wave, despite cancelling the order two weeks later.

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London Eye: A different picture

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

Mark Lam

Two acute trusts to share a chair after NHSE appointment

Two acute trusts in north London will share a chair following an appointment by NHS England.

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London Eye: Forgetting the war that’s still happening

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

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More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads

Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

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London ‘creaking’ under pressure of covid surge, warns trust boss

Trusts are ‘creaking’ across London as they address the latest surge of covid patients and mounting non-covid activity, according to a medical director at a major London trust.

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London Eye: Fourth wave blues

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