NHS City and Hackney CCG

jane milligan

Seven CCGs name joint accountable officer

A London sustainability and transformation partnership area has appointed a single accountable officer across its seven clinical commissioning groups.

Boxing gloves

Daily Insight: Fight! City and Hackney squares up to 'heavy handed' NHSE

Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest health stories and debate

map of london

'Heavy handed' NHS England forces CCG to agree to STP

NHS England threatened commissioners in London with legal directions if they do not support plans to appoint a single accountable officer, HSJ has been told.

Integration jpg

NHS England pauses CCG and council's integration plans

Plans by NHS and local authority commissioners in London to fully integrated their budgets have been paused after NHS England launched a review into governance around the process.

Homerton University Hospital

Seventh maternal death at scandal hit trust

A seventh maternal death has been reported at a London trust previously criticised for a series of deaths linked to its maternity services.


Commissioners tell STP they 'remain sovereign'

Commissioners in north east London have told STP leaders they must remain sovereign organisations in wake of a new partnership agreement in the patch.

map of london

Seven CCGs consider single leader across STP

Seven clinical commissioning groups across London are considering appointing a single accountable officer, HSJ has learned.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: No devo news is big devo news

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

city of london

CCG to pool majority of its budget with councils

A London clinical commissioning group is set to pool the majority of its budget with two local councils under plans to integrate health and social care commissioning.

Nurse treating patient

Trust forced to axe fifth of its community nursing team

An east London trust is being forced to cut a fifth of its community nursing staff in a move experts have described as “logically unsustainable” and a “risk to the quality of patient care”.

Barts Health NHS Trust

Special measures trust plans £60m extra savings by April

Barts Health Trust plans to use £33m of non-recurrent savings to meet its financial target in 2016-17, including balance sheet adjustments and cuts to planned consultancy work.

city of london

London NHS organisations call for 'whole system' regulation

The North East London sustainability and transformation plan asks that national regulators move to a “single system” approach for areas planning to implement accountable care systems.

London tube train

OOH provider criticised for 'inappropriate' governance

PRIMARY CARE: Governance arrangements at an east London out of hours provider were “inappropriate” and “unwieldy” for its size, a review commissioned by NHS England found.

Hsj daily insight logo

Daily Insight: Trusts' financial deterioration revealed

HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories from Thursday

Empty board room table

CCG leader: STP approval process 'not democratic'

A City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group GP leader has accused the area’s sustainability and transformation plan process of being “not democratic”.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: A&E

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

Navina Evans

East London FT appoints new chief executive

East London Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Navina Evans as the trust’s new chief executive taking over from Dr Robert Dolan when he retires in July 2016.

Homerton University Hospital

CQC admits it missed things at ‘unacceptable’ maternity unit

PATIENT SAFETY: The Care Quality Commission has admitted it missed things at an east London maternity service, which it rated “good” for safety in 2014 but “inadequate” a year later.

Medical tray with syringe, pills and water

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.

Homerton University Hospital

Homerton suspends RTT data collection

PERFORMANCE: Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust has suspended its reporting of referral to treatment elective waiting times data.