All Pathology articles – Page 7

  • Becca Antink

    The cutting edge - and why the NHS is falling behind it


    Patients in the UK will miss out on new life saving drugs without a sustainable long term financial settlement for the NHS

  • Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS FT
    HSJ Local

    Hospitals cancel hundreds of appointments after 'critical' tech crash


    Two hospitals in the Midlands have had critical internal incidents declared after a major technology failure, which is affecting all trust IT and telecoms systems.

  • Leeds General Infirmary
    HSJ Local

    IT crash trust had tech problems in pathology service since March


    Automated pathology system suffered faults from March, letter reveals Problems led to 400 samples not being tested and a backlog of 2,000 tests at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust says the issue was unrelated to major hardware fault last month IT problems at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust’s blood sciences ...

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    HSJ Local

    Trusts establish 'first of its kind' regional pathology venture


    Two trusts have formed an innovative digital pathology partnership designed to secure sustainable, high quality services for the whole of east and south Yorkshire.

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    Pathology and back office savings 'won't all be achieved this year'


    NHS will not realise full savings from back office and pathology consolidations in 2016-17, Jeremy Marlow says NHS Improvement productivity director says some STP areas will “deliver cash this year” from consolidation “We’re not going to take the keys off trusts,” he promises The health service will not ...

  • Leeds General Infirmary
    HSJ Local

    Hospital IT crash won't be resolved until end of the week


    Leeds and Bradford trusts cancel 132 operations IT system may not be fully restored until the end of this week Other hospitals in Yorkshire now providing pathology services to Bradford hospital and Leeds GPs Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has said it has now successfully cleared a backlog of ...

  • Man looking through microscope
    HSJ Local

    IT failure leaves teaching hospital with 10,000 tests backlog


    Leeds and Bradford trusts cancelling non-urgent operations IT system may not be up and running until the end of next week Test results are being hand delivered but some are going to the wrong place with incorrect patient information One of the country’s largest teaching hospitals faces a ...

  • Blodd test
    HSJ Local

    GPs told to cancel blood tests after teaching trust's IT failure


    CCGs tell all GPs in Leeds to cancel routine blood tests after hardware fault at Leeds Teaching Hospital GPs expect to have to recall some patients for testing as samples become unviable Fault is also affecting Bradford Teaching Hospitals and caused “critical” internal incident at Leeds All routine ...

  • Researcher using microscope
    HSJ Local

    IT crash causes 'critical incident' at major teaching hospital


    Operations and appointments have been cancelled after a “critical” fault with Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ pathology IT system Test results are having to be hand delivered to clinical teams with significant impact on patient flow Fault is also affecting Bradford Teaching Hospitals and local GPs who use the trust’s pathology ...

  • Dame Sally Davies

    What if antibiotics stopped working?


    Antimicrobial resistance is an unavoidable process of natural selection, but tackling the issue needs solutions that must be adopted on a global scale

  • Pathology
    HSJ Local

    London trusts seek major savings through pathology consolidation


    Imperial College Healthcare, Chelsea and Westminster FT and Hillingdon Hospitals FT to consolidate pathology services Service will run on a “hub and spoke” model, with £96m of savings expected over 10 years Pathology targeted by NHS Improvement for major in-year savings drive STRUCTURE: Three trusts in north west ...

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    HSJ Knowledge

    The benefits of a joint venture for pathology


    A merger of two foundation trusts’ pathology services led to more sophisticated technology, shorter turnaround times and lower costs

  • Office writing on form

    Trust chiefs told which back-office services to prioritise in savings drive


    NHS Improvement sets out which back-office services trusts should prioritise in consolidation plans “In time” providers will have to look at consolidating “all corporate and administrative costs” NHS Improvement also seeks to improve “accuracy” of its efficiency data NHS Improvement has written to trust chief executives outlining the ...

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    Expert Briefing

    HSJ Catch Up: Judicial review and the Kernow climbdown


    Your essential update on the week in health

  • Petrie dishes

    NHS Improvement accused of 'dangerously short' pathology shake-up timetable


    NHS Improvement accused of setting “dangerously short” timescale for pathology restructuring plans Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine claims trusts being “railroaded into consolidation” Concerns raised about lack of clarity regarding Carter review efficiency target NHS Improvement has been accused of imposing a “dangerously short timescale” on ...

  • Bob Alexander

    Exclusive: Trusts given eight days to declare 'unsustainable service' plans


    Trust leaders given eight working days to submit plans for consolidating back-office, pathology and “unsustainable services” Bob Alexander letter says review of early STP submissions indicates areas can “go further” Provider source criticises letter because of “superficiality of what can be achieved” in time given Trusts and sustainability ...

  • Petrie dishes

    Host trust quits financially 'fragile' NHS pathology venture


    Cambridge University Hospitals pulls out of flagship pathology project it was hosting Trust faces £5m bill to extricate itself from The Pathology Partnership Cambridge says partnership lost £15m last year, costing trust £3.7m Partnership insists it will “evolve” A flagship NHS joint venture has been left reeling after ...

  • Digital pathology

    Seeing the bigger picture on digital imaging


    The subtle shift from traditional histopathological techniques to their more sophisticated digital cousins brings challenges as well as benefits. Daloni Carlisle reports on one trust’s experience

  • Xray

    Medical examiners 'would have spotted Mid Staffs earlier'


    Pilots in Sheffield and Gloucestershire reveal benefits of medical examiner service Four fifths of medical causes of death recorded by doctors were changed after being reviewed Medical examiners have helped identify patient safety issues requiring action by providers Poor care at the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust would have ...

  • Xray

    Medical examiners could lead to thousands more inquests


    Medical examiners service could increase number of inquests by 20,000 a year Royal College of Pathologists president warns of a lack of capacity in the system 385 medical examiners will be recruited to work part-time alongside support staff Department of Health says work ongoing to fund increased coroner workload ...