Cancer diagnosis in accident and emergency departments are three times more likely in some parts of England than others, HSJ analysis reveals.
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A collective of clinical commissioning groups in south London has appointed Sarah Blow as their new accountable officer.
Commissioning chiefs in south west London are proposing to share an accountable officer in a bid to streamline decision-making and cut costs.
The draft sustainability and transformation plan for southwest London reveals that leaders are considering cutting the number of acute sites in the patch from five to four or three.
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Six south west London clinical commissioning groups have awarded an integrated urgent care contract - combining NHS 111 and out of hours services across several boroughs - to South London Doctors Urgent Care (SLDUC).
PRIMARY CARE: NHS England has said it is “difficult to justify the continued existence” of a GP practice in south London as its patient list too small to be financially viable.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust is likely to put its cleaning, catering and porter services out to tender.
A London clinical commissioning group is considering whether it should refuse to make more primary care quality, innovation, productivity and prevention savings demanded by NHS England by the end of the year.
Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust has defied a government pay agreement and awarded its senior staff a 1 per cent pay rise in line with lower paid staff.
WORKFORCE: The former chief executive of London Ambulance Service Trust has temporarily taken over at Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust to cover the current chief executive’s sick leave.
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.
MENTAL HEALTH: New inpatient accommodation in Tooting and Kingston is the public’s preferred option for a £160m revamp of mental health services in South London.
COMMERCIAL: Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group is analysing the findings of a pilot scheme which involved the London Ambulance Service treating some patients in their own homes instead of taking them to hospital.
WORKFORCE: Kingston Hospital has recruited 57 nurses from the Philippines during the last two months to work in emergency care, theatres and intensive care.