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Eight trusts tender £2bn pathology contract amid network shake-up

An NHS pathology contract worth more than £2bn has been put on the market with the aim of linking eight trusts’ laboratory services.

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Plans to close three acute stroke units revealed

Proposals to replace six stroke units with three new hyper acute stroke facilities across Kent and Medway have been revealed.

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High paid interims at overspending organisations revealed

Some of the most cash strapped clinical commissioning groups in the country have paid out hundreds of thousands of pounds for interim executives – despite a promised NHS England crackdown on their use, an HSJ investigation has revealed.

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CCG lead and GP join NHS England as primary care directors

NHS England has appointed a former clinical commissioning group leader as its deputy director of primary care.

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London Eye: Capital's cancer turnaround

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy.

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New leader named for five CCGs and STP

A cluster of five London clinical commissioning groups has appointed a single accountable officer.

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NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

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STP dilutes plan to centralise elective work

An STP in the capital has dropped plans to centralise elective orthopaedic work at two sites.

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Joint chief appointed to run five CCGs

A collective of clinical commissioning groups in south London has appointed Sarah Blow as their new accountable officer.

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London Eye: Baby STPs

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

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Exclusive: Frontrunners for elective centres revealed

Commissioners have revealed the frontrunners to host elective centres in south east London.

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

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Analysis: CCGs with biggest increases and decreases in GP access

HSJ analysis has identified the clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years, following the annual GP patient survey.

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Trust to close ward after commissioners refuse to fund it

COMMERCIAL: Lewisham and Greenwich Trust is to close a 13-bed ward after commissioners insisted that there was no need for it, according to board papers.

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Trust agrees block contract for A&E after arbitration

FINANCE: Lewisham and Greenwich Trust has agreed a block contract for accident and emergency admissions after going into arbitration with commissioners.

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South east London CCGs consider centralising electives

FINANCE: Clinical commissioning groups in south east London are working on a plan that could see elective orthopaedic work concentrated on two sites.

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Bexley CCG looks to make diabetes savings

COMMERCIAL: Bexley Clinical Commisioning Group is looking for ways to make savings in diabetes care, after problems agreeing a contract with providers.

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The continence challenge may finally be met

Continence services have been neglected but NHS England guidance has raised hopes that action time has arrived

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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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FT finance: Biggest spenders on private healthcare

Foundation trusts spent more than £475m on sending patients to private and third sector providers in 2014-15 - a 43 per cent increase on the figure two years ago.