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Revealed: Babylon’s national expansion push

Digital health company Babylon Healthcare has contacted more than a dozen clinical commissioning groups as it pushes for expansion across the country, including extending its NHS GP partnership to two new cities.

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Trust could face court action after abandoning estates deal

A London trust has abandoned procurement plans for a strategic estates partnership following pressure from local campaign groups.

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Five CCGs appoint single chief officer to cover STP patch

Five north London clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single chief officer to cover their entire sustainability and transformation footprint.

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Exclusive: STPs chosen to lead major £350m back office savings drive

Four sustainability and transformation plan areas will spearhead system leaders’ plans for regional back office mergers across the NHS, which could require significant changes to local governance structures.


Five CCGs confirm shared leader by April

Five clinical commissioning groups in London intend to have a single accountable officer by April 2017.

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Second 'full' STP published as council hits out at process

The second “full” sustainability and transformation plan has been published, by a London local authority which has criticised the STP process citing concerns over transparency and a lack of focus on adult social care.

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Exclusive: Five CCGs consider joint chief across STP patch

Five clinical commissioning groups are considering a move to a single chief officer across their sustainability and transformation plan footprint, HSJ understands.

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London Eye: Baby STPs

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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North London Trusts merge lung cancer teams

Whittington Health Trust has merged is multidisciplinary lung cancer team with its counterpart at neighbouring University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust.

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London Eye: 2012 all over again?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover


Primary care funding: the risers and fallers

Four clinical commissioning group areas will see a large portion of their primary care funding increase by more than 10 per cent next year.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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London organisations set out devolution bids

London devolution bids include a partnership in the north east of the capital that will request to locally control its own payment mechanisms.

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London CCGs could form federation to redesign acute and mental health services

STRUCTURE: Five clinical commissioning groups in North London could form a federation to redesign acute, mental health and primary care services.

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London's devolution demands revealed

Proposals to redesign London’s £93bn public services through wide ranging devolution from central government have been agreed by borough leaders and the city’s mayor.


London trust's deficit position slips by over £7m

FINANCE: A London acute and community care trust finished 2014-15 with an unexpected deficit of £7.3m.


Mental health trust criticised for 'unacceptable' bed management

MENTAL HEALTH: An independent review of more than a dozen mental health patient deaths has criticised an NHS trust for what it described as ‘unacceptable’ bed management practices.

Mental health trust staff pilot patient assessments at GP practices

PERFORMANCE: Doctors, nurses and psychologists from Camden and Islington Foundation Trust are visiting GP practices to give mental health assessments for patients closer to home.

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Fewer smokers using NHS cessation services in Islington

PERFORMANCE: The number of smokers using cessation services in the Islington area has dropped markedly – raising concerns that the local CCG will not achieve its quality premium target for 2014-15

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London CCGs to combine 111 and GP out of hours care

STRUCTURE: A consultation has begun on proposals to integrate NHS 111 and GP out of hours services across five clinical commissioning group areas in north London.