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Updated: Third large CCG merger confirmed in south east

Twenty clinical commissioning groups have been given the green light to merge from NHS England and NHS Improvement, HSJ can confirm.

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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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Single women IVF ban will be reviewed

South east London commissioners have pledged to carry out a “rapid review” of their policy to deny IVF treatment to single women.

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London Eye: No learning, no remorse?

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Another joint chair for London?

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

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Capital’s CCGs consolidate leadership pending mergers

There will be just two chief executives covering the 12 groups in south London from October, ahead of planned mergers in April next year.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Throwing your weight around

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Quartering the capital

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

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Trusts bid to take on CCG budgets

Three London trusts are in talks with clinical commissioning groups to take on responsibility for local mental health budgets, HSJ can reveal.

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Trio of private providers fight for £2.2bn London contract

Three bidders have been shortlisted for one of the biggest NHS pathology contracts, HSJ can reveal.

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CCGs fear patients will stockpile drugs ahead of Brexit

Multiple clinical commissioning groups have raised concerns that patients will start stockpiling medicines and costs will rise if a Brexit deal is not confirmed soon.

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Uncontrolled costs and misplaced optimism sank deficit trust

A teaching hospital that ran up a deficit of more than £100m overstated the income it hoped to receive while significantly increasing staff numbers, a report has revealed.

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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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What benefits can biosimilars bring to the NHS?

Alison Moore reports on an HSJ roundtable which explored how the biosimilars market can be expanded, what the potential benefits and challenges are, and what needs to be done to increase uptake

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Three trusts plan to take control of £80m complex care spending

A partnership of mental health trusts could take over responsibility for £80m of commissioner spending as part of plans to reduce the number of patients in secure rehabilitation wards, HSJ can reveal.

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Elton John weighs in on public health funding

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy

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Exclusive: Shelford Group trust risks £96m deficit

A Shelford Group trust has revealed a £31.8m deterioration in its financial position after carrying out a re-forecast ordered by NHS Improvement.

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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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CCG and council tender £620m alliance contract

South London commissioners have tendered a new alliance contract for adult mental health services worth up to £650m over 10 years, which aims to eventually generate efficiency savings worth 15 per cent.