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.
Fifteen patients have come to severe harm after a London trust with long standing record keeping problems lost track of their appointments.
A London teaching hospital trust has lost multimillion community services contracts.
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”.
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.
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.
STRUCTURE: Three trusts in north west London have decided to consolidate their pathology services in a bid to save money.
What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
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).
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.
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.
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.
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: St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust is under investigation by Monitor because of a sudden deterioration in its finances.