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CCG and trust appoint three joint directors

A clinical commissioning group and a provider trust have announced a further three joint executive appointments.

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Updated: Third large CCG merger confirmed in south east

Twenty clinical commissioning groups have been given the green light to merge from NHS England and NHS Improvement, HSJ can confirm.

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First chief chosen to lead both trust and CCG

A trust chief executive will jointly lead its local clinical commissioning group from October, as part of a shared management structure established by the two bodies.

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Long-stalled hospital rebuild moves to next stage

A hospital reconfiguration project stalled for roughly 16 years is a step closer to being realised after commissioners and clinicians across regional boundaries signed off a joint business case.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: No learning, no remorse?

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Another joint chair for London?

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

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Capital’s CCGs consolidate leadership pending mergers

There will be just two chief executives covering the 12 groups in south London from October, ahead of planned mergers in April next year.

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Exclusive: NHS money at risk as firm winds up subsidiary and changes name

NHS hospitals, GP practices and commissioners could lose £4m after a firm providing NHS dermatology services was put into liquidation, according to documents obtained by HSJ.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Throwing your weight around

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

Dave west expert briefing

The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

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London Eye: Quartering the capital

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

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Planned mergers will make two super CCGs

Clinical commissioning groups in London are planning mergers that would form the two largest CCGs in England.

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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.

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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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Commissioners get unexpected £20m bill after trust coding flaw

A major teaching trust has presented its commissioners with an unexpected £20m bill after discovering it has been inaccurately coding its activity “for a number of years”.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Zone four and beyond

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.

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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.

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London Eye: Baby STPs

Essential insight into 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).