An NHS pathology contract worth more than £2bn has been put on the market with the aim of linking eight trusts’ laboratory services.
The trust with the worst financial performance in the country is looking to end 2018-19 with a deficit of £156m, HSJ has learned.
A cluster of five London clinical commissioning groups has appointed a single accountable officer.
A Shelford Group trust has revealed a £31.8m deterioration in its financial position after carrying out a re-forecast ordered by NHS Improvement.
An STP in the capital has dropped plans to centralise elective orthopaedic work at two sites.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust: Sexual Health Services Integration
HSJ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
Clinical commissioning groups in London have said funding for fetal medicine services is “insufficient”, and warn that unless current arrangements are improved it could “impact on equitable provision”.
A senior commissioner who defrauded Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group of nearly £145,000 has been jailed for two years and three months.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
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.
STRUCTURE: King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust has named its new permanent chief executive following the depature of Tim Smart.
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.
TECHNOLOGY: A social enterprise which provides community services across south London has published anonymised clinical data onto a website created by the Greater London Authority to aid public scrutiny of the way services are run.
COMMISSIONING: A London clinical commissioning group will start to fund a specialist community perinatal mental health service after mothers described how they only received help ‘at the point of desperation’.
FINANCE: One of England’s biggest and most prestigious teaching hospital trusts has predicted a large deficit for 2014-15, with indications it will almost double in this financial year.
COMMERCIAL: Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group has extended its contract for community services with Bromley Healthcare by one extra year to end in March 2017.
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has launched an investigation into King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust because of ‘long standing problems’ at Princess Royal University Hospital.