NHS North Central London CCG

Marcel Levi

‘Very boring discussions’ about ICS could quash system working, warns top trust chief

Fixating on the bureaucracy of integrated care systems will cause agile health systems forged during the pandemic to come to a ‘grinding halt’, warns the outgoing chief executive of a major London acute.

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More than nine in 10 of CCG’s staff give it their approval

More than 95 per cent of staff at one clinical commissioning group would recommend it as a place to work – but one newly-formed organisation would be recommended by well under half its staff, according to NHS staff survey results.

Camden Town, north London

Controversial service closures to be reversed

Trusts in north central London will begin unpicking the temporary reorganisation of their paediatric inpatient and emergency services from April, provided the pressure of the covid pandemic has eased sufficiently.

Royal Free Hospital Foundation Trust

Revealed: Nearly 10,000 year-long waiters at major acute trust

Nearly 10,000 patients have been waiting more than a year for treatment at a major London trust, with a further 10,000 waiting between nine and 12 months, leaked data shows.

Raised hands vote

Region will have just five CCGs by April

The capital is set to have just five clinical commissioning groups by April, after hold-out GPs in one north west London CCG belatedly sanctioned the merger on their patch.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Cancer Care Initiative of the Year

WesFit is an innovative approach to delivering Personalised Prehabilitation Care Plans (PPCP) to people recently diagnosed with cancer.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Leak reveals 7,000 year-long waiters at major trust

Almost 7,000 patients have waited for treatment for a year or more at a major north London trust, according to NHS data seen by HSJ.

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Growing waits at major teaching trust worry commissioners

The number of patients waiting more than a year for elective treatment at a major London teaching hospital has ballooned over the past 12 months.

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Healthwatch chief waits over an hour for transport company to answer call

A logistics company awarded a patient transport contract has been heavily criticised after a local Healthwatch chief executive spent more than an hour waiting for them to answer the phone.

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Throwing your weight around

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Quartering the capital

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

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London records surge in measles cases

Measles is on the increase in London with infections in the first quarter of 2019 outstripping the same period last year by more than a third.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Top trust stops reporting waiting list data

A leading London hospital trust has stopped reporting its elective waiting list data, citing issues with accuracy.

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CCG forced to subsidise GP practice relocation

A north London CCG has resorted to offering subsidies to persuade a GP practice to move into a community hospital site.

Blackpool

CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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Revealed: Babylon’s national expansion push

Digital health company Babylon Healthcare has contacted more than a dozen clinical commissioning groups as it pushes for expansion across the country, including extending its NHS GP partnership to two new cities.

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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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High paid interims at overspending organisations revealed

Some of the most cash strapped clinical commissioning groups in the country have paid out hundreds of thousands of pounds for interim executives – despite a promised NHS England crackdown on their use, an HSJ investigation has revealed.