NHS Hounslow CCG

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Elton John weighs in on public health funding

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Capital's cancer turnaround

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy.

Ben clover expert briefing

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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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.

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Exclusive: STP to press on with controversial London hospital changes

A late draft of North West London’s sustainability and transformation plan, seen by HSJ, says the patch will press on with moves to reduce the number of sites providing acute services.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Baby STPs

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Another competition regulator and relieving the acutes

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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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'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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West Middlesex 'requires improvement', say inspectors

PERFORMANCE: West Middlesex University Hospital Trust has been told to improve by the Care Quality Commission.

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Trust told to improve pressure ulcer care

PERFORMANCE: Trust members and other stakeholders have called on Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust to do more to reduce pressure ulcers and improve staff skill levels.

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CCGs to use primary care powers to develop new care models

The first clinical commissioning groups to be given control of their the primary care budgets have said they will use their new powers to implement the NHS Five Year Forward View’s new models of care and scale up GP services, HSJ has learnt.

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Imperial puts FT bid on hold following ‘requires improvement’ CQC rating

PERFORMANCE: Imperial Healthcare has set back its plans to become a foundation trust for at least a year after the Care Quality Commission rated it as ‘requires improvement’ during a December inspection.

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North West London commissioner moves to chief executive role

WORKFORCE: A new chief executive has been appointed at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust.

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Practices increasingly relying on primary care staff to fill GP shortfalls

GP surgeries in areas with some of the highest patient to doctor ratios are increasingly relying on nurses to plug gaps left by the shortage of medics

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North west London CCGs to bring services in-house

A group of clinical commissioning groups have agreed to bring their commissioning support services in-house, in a move they claim could save them £5m by 2015-16.