Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.
A hospital trust has been granted an interim, £36m contract to run community services in London for two years, after the incumbent provider said it would not bid for a renewed contract.
HSJ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital.
A collective of clinical commissioning groups in south London has appointed Sarah Blow as their new 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.
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.
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).
PATIENT SAFETY: Three patient deaths following serious incidents are being investigated at a south London trust.
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.
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.
STRUCTURE: A proposal to replace two district general hospitals with a single facility was revealed after consultants hired to investigate the move were overheard discussing it in a conference call on a train.
STRUCTURE: Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group has given its support to South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust’s drive for foundation status. It initially opposed the bid on the grounds that the trust’s financial planning was unsound.
MENTAL HEALTH: New inpatient accommodation in Tooting and Kingston is the public’s preferred option for a £160m revamp of mental health services in South London.
Six clinical commissioning groups in South West London have formally dismantled their Better Services Better Value programme designed to reconfigure acute services. However, they admit service change is still required.
A doctor accused of taking £100,000 from an out-of-hours GP service and being 125 miles away from sick patients while he was supposed to be on duty will be grilled by a new panel when his tribunal resumes on Wednesday.
A social enterprise has consulted lawyers after losing the contract to supply GP out-of-hours services in two London boroughs to a Bristol-based company.