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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.

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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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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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GP quality - London: CQC ratings confirm challenge in East London

HSJ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital.

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London Eye: Baby STPs

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

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North west London retains IVF restriction policy

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.

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Community provider wins work in another London borough

COMMERCIAL: Central London Community Health Trust has taken over the provision of adult community health services in Harrow borough.

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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.

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London's devolution demands revealed

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.

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Newly merged trust sees deficit rise to £56m

FINANCE: Recently merged London North West Healthcare Trust finished the last financial year £55.9m in the red – £8m higher than its planned deficit for the year.

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Moorfields pushes for Middle East consultancy contract

COMMERCIAL: Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust may provide consultancy expertise for the principal public healthcare provider in Qatar.

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CCGs to use primary care powers to develop new care models

The first clinical commissioning groups to be given control of their the primary care budgets have said they will use their new powers to implement the NHS Five Year Forward View’s new models of care and scale up GP services, HSJ has learnt.

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Ambulance service chief quits to work for NHS England

The chief executive of London Ambulance Service is to leave the organisation to take up a role at NHS England.

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Ambulance services given extra time to assess patient need

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.

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Commissioners issue warning over North West London merger

STRUCTURE: Commissioners have raised concerns that an imminently expected merger between Ealing Hospital Trust and North West London Hospitals Trust will not produce an organisation financially strong enough to attain foundation status.

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Financially challenged areas among biggest losers from care claims clawback

Some of the most financially challenged health economies were among the biggest contributors to an £800m pot established to settle continuing healthcare claims that was clawed back by the Treasury, an HSJ investigation has found.

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North west London CCGs to bring services in-house

A group of clinical commissioning groups have agreed to bring their commissioning support services in-house, in a move they claim could save them £5m by 2015-16.