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.
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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Six directors have left or not reapplied for their jobs at a troubled clinical commissioning group collaboration, HSJ can reveal.
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.
NHS Improvement’s board has halted a £500m reconfiguration programme in north west London after concerns about activity projections.
HSJ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital.
A late draft of North West London’s sustainability and transformation plan, seen by HSJ, says the patch will press on with moves to reduce the number of sites providing acute services.
STRUCTURE: Three trusts in north west London have decided to consolidate their pathology services in a bid to save money.
Ministers have been accused of “preventing devolution of healthcare budgets and powers” in a new report.
FINANCE: Clinical commissioning groups in north west London have decided to retain their IVF restriction policy, so treatment will only be funded for couples who do not already have children, or children from a previous relationship.
Six clinical commissioning groups will see real terms cuts to their core budgets next year, according to financial allocations published by NHS England.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
More than half of the requests from clinical commissioning groups for management consultancy contracts worth more than £50,000 have come from London, data obtained by HSJ reveals.
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: Central London Community Healthcare Trust has issued 181 smart phones to staff in areas such as physiotherapy, speech and language and occupational therapy after a trial showed multiple benefits.
PERFORMANCE: Imperial Healthcare has set back its plans to become a foundation trust for at least a year after the Care Quality Commission rated it as ‘requires improvement’ during a December inspection.
Ambulance services in two areas will be given two minutes longer to assess patient need before sending out a response vehicle, under a pilot scheme announced by the health secretary today.