Five north London clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single chief officer to cover their entire sustainability and transformation footprint.
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 clinical commissioning groups in London intend to have a single accountable officer by April 2017.
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.
Five clinical commissioning groups are considering a move to a single chief officer across their sustainability and transformation plan footprint, HSJ understands.
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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Four clinical commissioning group areas will see a large portion of their primary care funding increase by more than 10 per cent next year.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
London devolution bids include a partnership in the north east of the capital that will request to locally control its own payment mechanisms.
STRUCTURE: Five clinical commissioning groups in North London could form a federation to redesign acute, mental health and primary care services.
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.
FINANCE: A London acute and community care trust finished 2014-15 with an unexpected deficit of £7.3m.
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.
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.
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
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.
STRUCTURE: Great Ormond Street Hospital is planning major works at its central London site as part of a “masterplan” to redesign buildings and improve services.
FINANCE: Whittington Hospital is expecting a year end deficit of up to £7.4m due in part to overspends in acute medicine, surgery and cancer care divisions.