NHS Croydon CCG

Claire Murdoch

Revealed: One in 10 CCGs flout key NHS spending pledge

One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.

Claire Murdoch

One in 10 CCGs missing spending target 'not good enough'

More than one in 10 clinical commissioning groups were forecasting they would miss the national mental health spending mandate for 2017-18, latest NHS England data shows.

Ivf

CCG free to cut IVF funding after panel decision

The Independent Reconfiguration Panel will not carry out a full review of a clinical commissioning group’s decision to cut funding for IVF services.

Great Yarmouth

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.

Kingston upon Thames

London CCGs to share accountable officer

Commissioning chiefs in south west London are proposing to share an accountable officer in a bid to streamline decision-making and cut costs.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Baby STPs

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

St_Helier_Hospital

Exclusive: London STP considers cutting number of acute sites to three

The draft sustainability and transformation plan for southwest London reveals that leaders are considering cutting the number of acute sites in the patch from five to four or three.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Financial special measures

Ben Clover casts his eye over what is going on in England’s biggest health economy

money efficiency

NHS England forecasting first ever overspend

The overall NHS England budget is forecast to be overspent for the first time in 2016-17, and 45 clinical commissioning groups are performing worse than planned.

Croydon skyline

NHS England moves CCGs to 'single commissioning structures’

“Single commissioning leadership structures” will be introduced in two parts of the country by NHS England as part of a new “financial special measures regime” for clinical commissioning groups.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mapped: The trusts and CCGs in new special measures regime

NHS Improvement and NHS England have launched a new financial special measures regime for trusts and clinical commissioning groups which are not meeting their performance commitments.

London CCGs award urgent primary care contract

Six south west London clinical commissioning groups have awarded an integrated urgent care contract - combining NHS 111 and out of hours services across several boroughs - to South London Doctors Urgent Care (SLDUC).

Croydon skyline

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.

Medical tray with syringe, pills and water

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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South West London refused entry to 'success regime'

South West London NHS organisations have asked to join the ‘success regime’, the national programme of directive support for struggling health economies, but have been turned down.

St George’s Hospital

Monitor could remove directors at financially stricken FT

PERFORMANCE: A London hospital trust that only gained foundation status in February has been threatened with leadership change following an investigation by Monitor.

Boris Johnson

London's devolution demands revealed

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.

Social enterprise publishes clinical data via online database

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.

St George’s Hospital

Trust with £17m deficit launches resignation scheme

WORKFORCE: St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust has started a round of mutually agreed resignations after its finances deteriorated sharply at the beginning of the year.

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Providers for £1.8bn elderly care contract named

FINANCE: Five providers have been selected to lead the delivery a £1.8bn, 10 year contract to improve older peoples’ care in Croydon.