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Government ranks areas on health and social care joint working

A league table rating performance on patient flow between the boundaries of health and social care has been published, as the Care Quality Commission announces it will continue local area reviews ahead of possible inspections of council commissioning.

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Patients suffer 'severe harm' after waiting list failures

Fifteen patients have come to severe harm after a London trust with long standing record keeping problems lost track of their appointments.

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London Eye: Rumblings in south west London

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy.

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Teaching hospital loses community contracts

A London teaching hospital trust has lost multimillion community services contracts.

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Commissioners get unexpected £20m bill after trust coding flaw

A major teaching trust has presented its commissioners with an unexpected £20m bill after discovering it has been inaccurately coding its activity “for a number of years”.

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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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Home Office 'very keen' for patients to prove right to NHS care

A London teaching trust is working on proposals to deny free maternity care to ‘non-eligible’ women from overseas, by requiring all patients to prove they are entitled to use the NHS.

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London Eye: Baby STPs

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

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London trusts seek major savings through pathology consolidation

STRUCTURE: Three trusts in north west London have decided to consolidate their pathology services in a bid to save money.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: What the consultants are doing

What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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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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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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.

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Immigration officers at London trust for patient charging pilot

FINANCE: The Home Office has sent immigration officers into a London trust to help administrative staff identify foreign patients who could be charged for treatment.

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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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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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New FT probed by Monitor after finances plummet

FINANCE: St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust is under investigation by Monitor because of a sudden deterioration in its finances.

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Moorfields pushes for Middle East consultancy contract

COMMERCIAL: Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust may provide consultancy expertise for the principal public healthcare provider in Qatar.