Containing and reducing emergency hospital admissions is often seen as the holy grail of sustainable and better integrated healthcare. For most it has been elusive, but HSJ has identified and spoken to several areas which appear to have seen sustained reductions in recent years.
A London sustainability and transformation partnership area has appointed a single accountable officer across its seven clinical commissioning groups.
Plans to appoint a single accountable officer for seven clinical commissioning groups have now been approved, despite previous opposition from commissioners.
In a joint HSJ/LGC roundtable, our expert panel discussed the problems of a health service in need of more patient data but constrained by privacy issues, public mistrust and official reticence, as well as all-too-familiar financial and technological obstacles. Alison Moore sat in.
Seven clinical commissioning groups across London are considering appointing a single accountable officer, HSJ has learned.
HSJ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital.
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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Over 85 per cent of clinical commissioning groups are failing to hit required standards on cancer performance and must improve, according to ratings launched by the health secretary today.
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.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
WORKFORCE: Barts Health Trust’s interim chief executive has been made permanent in the role.
PERFORMANCE: The death of a 14-year-old boy could have been avoided if he was admitted to hospital earlier, a coroner has concluded.
Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England raise serious questions about the use of NHS resources, a leading public health expert has warned.
The judges said: “This entry has had an impressive impact and has excellent content and materials. We were really impressed with the engagement that it has created with patients through innovative use of digital media. It creates exciting opportunities to involve patients and create inclusive and progressive relationships.”
WORKFORCE: The chair of Newham Clinical Commissioning Group will step down from his role at the end of September.
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.
WORKFORCE: Barts Health Trust has had a new chair appointed by the NHS Trust Development Authority.