STRUCTURE: The west London acute trust has approved a plan to work on a strategic outline case to look at a merger with North West London Hospitals Trust and the consultancy McKinsey is due to present it to the April board.

If this is approved, an outline business case will be presented to the board in June and the full business case presented to the October board.

In January the creation of an integrated care organisation from Ealing Hospital and Brent, Harrow and Ealing PCTs’ provider arms was approved.