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Region will have just five CCGs by April

The capital is set to have just five clinical commissioning groups by April, after hold-out GPs in one north west London CCG belatedly sanctioned the merger on their patch.

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Private provider takes CCGs to court over contract decision

Five clinical commissioning groups have been accused of acting unlawfully in their decision to award a contract for community diagnostic services to a new private provider last year.

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Revealed: The CCGs where cancer referral is slowest

One London borough has nearly double the national average rate on an indicator that general practice is missing the early signs of cancer.

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London Eye: No learning, no remorse?

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

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London Eye: Another joint chair for London?

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

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London Eye: Throwing your weight around

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

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London Eye: Quartering the capital

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

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London records surge in measles cases

Measles is on the increase in London with infections in the first quarter of 2019 outstripping the same period last year by more than a third.

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Planned mergers will make two super CCGs

Clinical commissioning groups in London are planning mergers that would form the two largest CCGs in England.

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CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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Exclusive: Chief named for biggest group of CCGs

An accountable officer has been appointed across eight clinical commissioning groups in London, covering the most populous patch of any chief officer.

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Exclusive: CCGs U-turn on ‘de-humanising’ funding policies after legal threat

Thirteen clinical commissioning groups have performed a U-turn on “de-humanising” funding policies, after being threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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Vaunted health tech firm forced to act on misleading marketing

A much vaunted digital health firm that has partnered with Uber has been forced to remove incorrect claims about NHS partnerships from its marketing, and to launch a probe of fake five star reviews allegedly posted by employees.

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Watchdog threatens 13 CCGs with legal action over 'discrimination'

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to 13 clinical commissioning groups threatening legal action over “discriminatory” funding policies for people with serious long term health conditions.

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London Eye: Elton John weighs in on public health funding

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy

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London Eye: Capital's cancer turnaround

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy.

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London Eye: Getting on with the day job

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

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Senior leaders depart troubled CCG cluster

Six directors have left or not reapplied for their jobs at a troubled clinical commissioning group collaboration, HSJ can reveal.

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Babylon pilot was not pursued by CCGs

Commissioners in London have ditched a planned pilot of Babylon Health’s primary care app after patients in a test “tried speed up GP access, rather than [use] the symptom checker”.

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CCGs spend millions on consultancy for stalled reconfiguration

Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.