Trainee oncologists at a major cancer centre covered clinics and made “critical” decisions without senior supervision, including for cancers they were not trained for, HSJ can reveal.
A coroner has criticised an ambulance trust after it took nearly four hours to reach a woman who had taken an overdose.
Regulatory measures placed on a major teaching trust have been lifted by NHS Improvement – but the regulator remains concerned over the organisation’s finances and cancer performance.
A trust has been told to carry out harm reviews on 74 patients who disappeared from a waiting list after they could not be found an appointment slot.
Three people died of cancer and another four came to severe harm after their endoscopies were delayed, a teaching hospital trust has confirmed.
A hospital trust has been fined £45,000 following the death of a leukaemia patient who was given five times the amount of drugs she was prescribed during a clinical trial.
Researchers plan to restart high-dose radiotherapy in a cancer trial after refuting the outcome of a coroner’s inquest.
Radiology failings at a teaching hospital led to eight patients coming to severe harm, with three dying, a hospital trust has admitted.
An acute trust is to abandon manufacturing its own radiopharmaceuticals after a regulator said it needed more quality improvement work and better facilities.
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.
The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.
Poorly-implemented electronic prescribing systems in NHS hospitals are putting patients’ lives at risk, the NHS’s safety watchdog has warned.
Public Health England is to be stripped of its responsibility for overseeing the national cancer screening programme, the government has confirmed.
A Kent trust bracing for the impact of Brexit has booked hotel rooms for cancer patients.
A new national clinical director for cancer has been appointed, along with two other NCDs.
An acute trust’s performance against the 62-day cancer treatment target has slipped to one of the worst in the country after a sudden rise in referral numbers.
The government has brought forward a spending announcement, promising an extra £200m to improve the cancer scanning and diagnostic capacity of the NHS over the next 18 months.
A teaching hospital has redesigned part of its cancer service after being flagged as an outlier in two national clinical audits.
One London borough has nearly double the national average rate on an indicator that general practice is missing the early signs of cancer.
Specialist cancer scans will continue to be provided by a major teaching trust after NHS England backtracked on a decision to award the work solely to a private provider.