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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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Trusts' A&E performance goes sub 50 per cent as NHS hits new low

NHS performance against the four hour accident and emergency target hit its lowest level in 15 years in March, with two trusts sinking below 50 per cent.

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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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Analysis: The areas seeing sustained falls in emergency admissions

Containing and reducing emergency hospital admissions is often seen as the holy grail of sustainable and better integrated healthcare. For most it has been elusive, but HSJ has identified and spoken to several areas which appear to have seen sustained reductions in recent years.

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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.

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NHS Improvement knocks back multimillion pound reconfiguration

NHS Improvement’s board has halted a £500m reconfiguration programme in north west London after concerns about activity projections.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Baby STPs

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

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London trusts seek major savings through pathology consolidation

STRUCTURE: Three trusts in north west London have decided to consolidate their pathology services in a bid to save money.

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London Eye: What the consultants are doing

What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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North west London retains IVF restriction policy

FINANCE: Clinical commissioning groups in north west London have decided to retain their IVF restriction policy, so treatment will only be funded for couples who do not already have children, or children from a previous relationship.

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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'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.

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Newly merged trust sees deficit rise to £56m

FINANCE: Recently merged London North West Healthcare Trust finished the last financial year £55.9m in the red – £8m higher than its planned deficit for the year.