NHS Lewisham CCG

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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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London Eye: Elton John weighs in on public health funding

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London Eye: Capital's cancer turnaround

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Deficit trust borrowing £95m to cover overspend

A £539m turnover trust will need to borrow £95.5m in 2017-18 to achieve its financial targets, it has revealed.

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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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London Eye: Whither London devolution?

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CCGs in legal directions lose commissioning responsibilities

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.

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'Complete lack of medical leadership' at intensive care unit

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.

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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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GP quality - London: CQC ratings confirm challenge in East London

HSJ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital.

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Former NHS manager jailed for fraud for second time

A former NHS manager has been jailed for fraud for a second time after lying on NHS job application forms.

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NHS management fraudster convicted for second time

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.

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Exclusive: CCGs warn over 'insufficient' funding for fetal medicine

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”.

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London Eye: An unlikely story

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London Eye: Baby STPs

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Exclusive: Frontrunners for elective centres revealed

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

Demonstration in Lewisham

Trust agrees block contract for A&E

FINANCE: A south London acute trust has agreed a block contract with its commissioners for the first half of this financial year.

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London Eye: What the consultants are doing

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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.