Cancer

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Decades old computer systems putting lives at risk

Decades old IT systems underpinning the national cervical cancer screening programme could put lives at risk, ministers have been warned.

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Prime Minister announces new cancer strategy

The prime minister has announced a new cancer strategy for the NHS that will see patients diagnosed and treated faster to improve cancer survival rates.

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Hancock: Genomics project to sequence one million genomes

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has announced an expansion of the 100,000 genomes project, saying the NHS will sequence one million genomes within five years.

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Trust pulls out of contract as hundreds of cancer patients miss two week target

A foundation trust is to withdraw from a dermatology contract after hundreds of suspected cancer patients had to wait up to five weeks for a first appointment.

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Bed pressures exacerbate radiology safety risks says HSIB

Patients with undiagnosed cancer are being discharged from hospital before crucial radiology scans are completed because of demands to free up hospital beds, it has emerged.

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Warnings over major cancer target overhaul

A major change to the measurement of cancer performance will produce misleading results and perverse incentives for some providers, several trust leaders have told HSJ.

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London trust considers restricting cancer referrals to local patients

A teaching hospital is considering closing its urology service to out of area referrals, as it struggles to deal with a backlog of cases.

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

NHS waiting lists around England, updated for July 2018.

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Chief exec made an example by centre gets new trust role

A chief executive who left his hospital job a year ago as part of a government performance crackdown has been appointed to lead a London trust.

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Exclusive: Leaked review reveals failings behind breast screening alert

Governance failures and a fundamental misunderstanding of how the national breast cancer screening programme works led to health agencies creating a national specification in 2013 that was different to how the programme’s systems actually worked.

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Selbie: Forward view did not deliver on prevention

The NHS long term plan must have a large prevention ambition because the Five Year Forward View proposals were never implemented, according to a public health chief.

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Exclusive: More patients could be sent private as waiting list spirals

NHS bosses have set out an urgent plan which could result in significantly more patients being sent to private providers for routine procedures as fears grow the NHS will miss its flagship elective target, HSJ can reveal.

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

NHS waiting lists around England, updated for July 2018.

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Learning disabilities and autism added to long-term plan clinical priorities

The leaders of four clinical priority groups that will feature heavily in the NHS’s 10 year plan have been announced by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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Trust ordered to review 62 day cancer target slump

A trust which has seen its 62 day cancer target performance slump to less than 54 per cent has been ordered to provide a report for the national cancer director Cally Palmer.

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NHS England urged to axe ‘perverse’ cancer funding policy

NHS England has been urged to stop a “perverse” policy of withholding money from a £200m cancer transformation fund from areas breaching the 62 day target.

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Six trusts named as 'outliers' in lung cancer audit

A hospital trust is considering hiring more nurse specialists after being flagged as an outlier for lung cancer treatment.

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Exclusive: Stevens sets out 10 year plan priorities

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has identified five major priorities for the 10 year NHS plan due to be unveiled this autumn.

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NHS trusts sign multimillion pound China consultancy deal

Two “outstanding” foundation trusts have signed a contract with a Chinese real estate company to advise it on building 10 new hospitals in a deal which could be worth millions for the NHS.

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

NHS waiting lists around England, updated.