Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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London Eye: The NHS in the election campaign

2024-05-29T10:00:00+01:00

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

Surgery

NHSE intervenes over ‘fear and bullying’ in surgery department

2024-04-18T04:00:00+01:00

Nearly a dozen junior doctors have been relocated from a London hospital’s general surgery department by NHS England, after concerns about a culture of fear, poor support, and reports of bullying.

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London Eye: Takeover

2024-04-03T12:59:00+01:00

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

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London Eye: Marsden meets its Waterloo

2024-03-20T13:43:00+00:00

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

Outpatients

Trusts’ performance on key recovery target revealed

2024-03-20T12:54:00+00:00

Ten trusts have just 1 per cent or fewer of their outpatients on “patient initiated follow-up” pathways, against a target of 5 per cent, official data suggests.

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London Eye: Accountability

2024-03-06T10:24:00+00:00

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

Finance calculator accounting

Trust rejects NHSE’s claim it has lost 17% productivity

2024-02-29T12:22:00+00:00

A large hospital trust has rejected NHS England analysis suggesting its productivity has fallen by nearly a fifth post-pandemic.

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London Eye: Fait accompli

2024-02-21T11:28:00+00:00

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

merger

Trusts set to merge despite ‘stability and accountability’ concern

2024-02-06T04:06:00+00:00

An on-off merger between two hospital trusts is set to finally go ahead, board papers reveal.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

ICB maternity plan risks increasing deaths, senior medics claim

2024-01-24T10:30:00+00:00

The medical leaders of the maternity unit of a flagship hospital threatened with closure have written to their chief executive saying the downgrade would not be safe, HSJ has learned.

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

£100m pathology contract outsourced by London acute

2024-01-24T04:20:00+00:00

A north London acute is outsourcing its pathology services to a public-private partnership in a deal worth £105m.

merger

Trusts ‘pause’ merger of exec teams

2024-01-22T12:58:00+00:00

Two hospital trusts with a combined turnover of nearly £3bn have “paused” plans to merge their executive director teams.

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London Eye: Patient harm? ‘Definitely’

2024-01-10T12:33:00+00:00

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

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London Eye: Actually, we’ve coped well

2023-12-20T13:22:00+00:00

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

A&E, Emergency services, Emergency

Revealed: Urgent treatment centres with the longest wait times

2023-12-15T12:55:00+00:00

Patients at many urgent treatment centres face significantly longer wait times than those set out in NHS England targets, according to internal data.

Stroke patient rehab

Stiffer stroke target introduced – despite failure to meet old standard

2023-11-29T05:13:00+00:00

The failure of trusts to offer stroke patients the level of rehab required by standards introduced 10 years ago has not prevented the publication of new guidance which demands even higher performance.

David Sloman

Sloman takes job with ex-minister’s firm

2023-11-28T04:19:00+00:00

NHS England’s former chief operating officer Sir David Sloman has taken another private sector position, after stepping down in September.

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London Eye: The capital’s most challenged service

2023-10-25T12:00:00+01:00

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

RAAC

Hospitals close areas after discovering RAAC planks

2023-10-20T12:27:00+01:00

More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.

Peter Landstrom

Trust appoints group chief executive

2023-10-13T09:41:00+01:00

Royal Free London Foundation Trust has confirmed Peter Landstrom as its substantive group chief executive.