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Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Another joint chair for London?

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Throwing your weight around

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Quartering the capital

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

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London records surge in measles cases

Measles is on the increase in London with infections in the first quarter of 2019 outstripping the same period last year by more than a third.

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Planned mergers will make two super CCGs

Clinical commissioning groups in London are planning mergers that would form the two largest CCGs in England.

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CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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Exclusive: Chief named for biggest group of CCGs

An accountable officer has been appointed across eight clinical commissioning groups in London, covering the most populous patch of any chief officer.

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Exclusive: CCGs U-turn on ‘de-humanising’ funding policies after legal threat

Thirteen clinical commissioning groups have performed a U-turn on “de-humanising” funding policies, after being threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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Vaunted health tech firm forced to act on misleading marketing

A much vaunted digital health firm that has partnered with Uber has been forced to remove incorrect claims about NHS partnerships from its marketing, and to launch a probe of fake five star reviews allegedly posted by employees.

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Watchdog threatens 13 CCGs with legal action over 'discrimination'

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to 13 clinical commissioning groups threatening legal action over “discriminatory” funding policies for people with serious long term health conditions.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Elton John weighs in on public health funding

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Capital's cancer turnaround

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Getting on with the day job

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

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Senior leaders depart troubled CCG cluster

Six directors have left or not reapplied for their jobs at a troubled clinical commissioning group collaboration, HSJ can reveal.

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Babylon pilot was not pursued by CCGs

Commissioners in London have ditched a planned pilot of Babylon Health’s primary care app after patients in a test “tried speed up GP access, rather than [use] the symptom checker”.

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CCGs spend millions on consultancy for stalled reconfiguration

Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.

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NHS Improvement knocks back multimillion pound reconfiguration

NHS Improvement’s board has halted a £500m reconfiguration programme in north west London after concerns about activity projections.

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NHS England could take over ambulance service commissioning

Clinical commissioning groups in the capital could lose their responsibility for commissioning London Ambulance Service following a review proposed by NHS England.

Ben clover expert briefing

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.