A London sustainability and transformation partnership area has appointed a single accountable officer across its seven clinical commissioning groups.
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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.
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.
A seventh maternal death has been reported at a London trust previously criticised for a series of deaths linked to its maternity services.
Commissioners in north east London have told STP leaders they must remain sovereign organisations in wake of a new partnership agreement in the patch.
Seven clinical commissioning groups across London are considering appointing a single accountable officer, HSJ has learned.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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A City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group GP leader has accused the area’s sustainability and transformation plan process of being “not democratic”.
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.
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.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.