NHS Kingston CCG

Ann Radmore

Hospital CEO calls for changes to London pay rates

The chief executive of a suburban trust has called for changes to the pay system in which inner London staff get a larger supplement to their pay than those in outer boroughs.

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Trust climbs two ratings in latest CQC inspection

An acute trust in London has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, after previously being rated as “requires improvement”.

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'Alarming' figures show thousands still waiting too long for wheelchairs

Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.

St George’s Hospital

Patients suffer 'severe harm' after waiting list failures

Fifteen patients have come to severe harm after a London trust with long standing record keeping problems lost track of their appointments.

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Revealed: Significant variation in A&E cancer diagnoses across England

Cancer diagnosis in accident and emergency departments are three times more likely in some parts of England than others, HSJ analysis reveals.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The Green Line Cancer Differential

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

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Joint chief appointed to run five CCGs

A collective of clinical commissioning groups in south London has appointed Sarah Blow as their new accountable officer.

Kingston upon Thames

London CCGs to share 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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Baby STPs

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

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Exclusive: London STP considers cutting number of acute sites to three

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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: What the consultants are doing

What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

London CCGs award urgent primary care contract

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).

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NHS England to close 'poor value for money' GP practice

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.

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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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Kingston Hospital to test market on part of PFI deal

Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust is likely to put its cleaning, catering and porter services out to tender.

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London CCG could defy NHS England on QIPP demands

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 upon Thames

London trust defies government pay agreement

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.

Ann Radmore

Ex London Ambulance chief to temporarily lead acute trust

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.

Boris Johnson

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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Mental health trust preferred for £160m revamp

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.