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A £539m turnover trust will need to borrow £95.5m in 2017-18 to achieve its financial targets, it has revealed.
A cluster of five London clinical commissioning groups has appointed a single accountable officer.
Five clinical commissioning groups have been given legal directions by NHS England this month – two of which have been ordered to stop commissioning all acute services.
A “complete lack of medical leadership”, low consultant staffing levels, “inadequate clinical governance” and poor culture are among key findings in a damning peer review into a south London intensive care unit.
An STP in the capital has dropped plans to centralise elective orthopaedic work at two sites.
HSJ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital.
A former NHS manager has been jailed for fraud for a second time after lying on NHS job application forms.
A convicted fraudster who was jailed for more than two years after pretending to be a doctor for nine years at a primary care trust has pleaded guilty after being caught trying to commit a similar crime again.
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”.
Commissioners have revealed the frontrunners to host elective centres in south east London.
FINANCE: A south London acute trust has agreed a block contract with its commissioners for the first half of this financial year.
What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
FINANCE: Lewisham and Greenwich Trust has agreed a block contract for accident and emergency admissions after going into arbitration with commissioners.
FINANCE: Clinical commissioning groups in south east London are working on a plan that could see elective orthopaedic work concentrated on two sites.