NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
Commissioning chiefs in south west London are proposing to share an accountable officer in a bid to streamline decision-making and cut costs.
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 casts his eye over what is going on in England’s biggest health economy
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.
“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.
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.
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).
FINANCE: Clinical commissioning groups in south east London are working on a plan that could see elective orthopaedic work concentrated on two sites.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
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.
PERFORMANCE: A London hospital trust that only gained foundation status in February has been threatened with leadership change following an investigation by Monitor.
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.
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.
FINANCE: Five providers have been selected to lead the delivery a £1.8bn, 10 year contract to improve older peoples’ care in Croydon.
More than half of NHS mental health trusts fear their commissioners will not pass on funding increases for 2015-16, according to a survey of the sector.
PERFORMANCE: An integrated, community based musculoskeletal service has cut average waiting times to eight weeks during its first year, Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group has said.
STRUCTURE: Croydon Health Services Trust has opened a unit which will shorten the time some patients wait for surgery, waits in A&E and reduce patient stays, its chief executive has said.