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'Alarming' figures show thousands still waiting too long for wheelchairs

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.

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Hospital trust taking over community contract after specialist drops out

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.

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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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Joint chief appointed to run five CCGs

A collective of clinical commissioning groups in south London has appointed Sarah Blow as their new accountable officer.

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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.

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London Eye: Baby STPs

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

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

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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.

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).

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London trust investigating three patient deaths

PATIENT SAFETY: Three patient deaths following serious incidents are being investigated at a south London trust.

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London Eye: A&E

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

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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.

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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.

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Jeremy Hunt opposes accidentally leaked hospital reconfiguration proposal

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.

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CCG drops opposition to mental health trust’s FT application

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.

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Mental health trust preferred for £160m revamp

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.

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New strategy for south west London reconfiguration

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.

Tribunal of GP accused of stealing £100,000

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.

Social enterprise consults lawyers over lost out-of-hours contract

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.