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GIRFT: Outlier trust stops performing lung cancer procedure

A major teaching hospital identified as an outlier for thoracic surgery by a clinical audit has stopped performing a surgical procedure.

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Hospital trust taking over community contract after specialist drops out

A hospital trust has been granted an interim, £36m contract to run community services in London for two years, after the incumbent provider said it would not bid for a renewed contract.

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Revealed: Consultancy to review what PHE knew about breast screening errors

Consultancy firm PwC will review Public Health England’s handling of potential fatal errors in the national breast screening programme, including when concerns were escalated within the organisation.

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A&E, RTT and cancer waits - April 2018: explore the maps

NHS waiting lists around England, updated for April 2018.

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Government's breast screening claims challenged by former top adviser

A former top screening adviser to the government has challenged key claims made about “serious failings” in breast screening, including that problems were caused by a “computer algorithm failure”.

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Updated: Hunt launches review after 450,000 breast screenings missed due to IT failure

More than 400,000 women missed their final routine breast cancer screening over nearly a decade because of an IT failure, Jeremy Hunt said today.

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Revealed: Hospitals cancelled more than 500 cancer operations over winter

More than 500 cancer operations were cancelled by hospital trusts in England due to winter pressures, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive: Cancer diagnosis cash not ‘reaching frontline’ in some areas

Increased central funding for cancer tests is “being diverted to plug gaps” in finances in some areas, according to concerns in new research shared with HSJ.

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A&E, RTT and cancer waits - February 2018: explore the maps

NHS waiting lists around England, updated for February 2018.

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A&E, RTT and cancer waits - January 2018: explore the maps

NHS waiting lists around England, updated for January 2018.

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Flagship cancer fund underspent amid uncertainty over its future

NHS England’s flagship cancer drugs fund had spent just over a quarter of its budget halfway through this financial year, amid questions over its long term future.

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Analysis: The areas struggling most with cancer targets

Cancer patients in three counties are at greater risk of death than elsewhere in the country because of slow referrals and late diagnosis, official data reveals.

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A&E, RTT and cancer waits - December 2017: explore the maps

NHS waiting lists around England, updated for December 2017.

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RTT, cancer and A&E waits - November 2017: explore the maps

NHS waiting lists around England, updated for November 2017.

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Exclusive: Government warned not to repeat Care.data mistakes

Dame Fiona Caldicott has warned the government that too many exceptions to the new patient data opt out scheme risk repeating the failings of Care.data.

Breast cancer radiology

Exclusive: Cancer workforce shortages having ‘direct’ impact on patient care

Workforce shortages across cancer care are having a direct impact on the treatment of patients, Cancer Research UK has warned ahead of the publication of a major NHS workforce strategy for the sector.

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NHS England: Waiting targets will be missed without cuts to other services

NHS England has warned that elective waiting time standards “will not be fully funded and met” next year unless there are cuts to services such as mental health, cancer and primary care.

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Exclusive: National radiology review launched over 'significant backlog' fears

The Care Quality Commission has launched a national review of radiology capacity after it found “significant backlogs of radiology reporting in some trusts.”

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Public health data to be shifted to NHS 'safe haven'

Public Health England could move potentially millions of patients’ personal data to an NHS “safe haven” – but will likely retain control of the cancer registry for now, the Department of Health has said.

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RTT, cancer and A&E waits - September 2017: explore the maps

NHS waiting lists around England, updated for September 2017.