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Budget cuts

Exclusive: The 23 CCGs predicting a cut in mental health spending

The proportion of clinical commissioning groups whose mental health spending will fall in cash terms is predicted to double this year to one in 10, HSJ can reveal.

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Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

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Mapped: Cash-strapped CCGs fail to hit spending standard

EXCLUSIVE: Commissioners facing deficits or struggling to balance their books are the most likely to be failing to meet the national mental health spending mandate.

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.

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CCG names STP lead as new chief

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed the STP lead for south west London as its new chief executive.

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Third council publishes STP amid growing criticism of NHS England

A south London local authority has become the third council to release its full sustainability and transformation plan, and has criticised NHS England’s directive that the plans should not immediately be published.

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Baby STPs

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Another competition regulator and relieving the acutes

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).

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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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South West London refused entry to 'success regime'

South West London NHS organisations have asked to join the ‘success regime’, the national programme of directive support for struggling health economies, but have been turned down.

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Monitor could remove directors at financially stricken FT

PERFORMANCE: A London hospital trust that only gained foundation status in February has been threatened with leadership change following an investigation by Monitor.

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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.

St George’s Hospital

Trust with £17m deficit launches resignation scheme

WORKFORCE: St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust has started a round of mutually agreed resignations after its finances deteriorated sharply at the beginning of the year.

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West Middlesex 'requires improvement', say inspectors

PERFORMANCE: West Middlesex University Hospital Trust has been told to improve by the Care Quality Commission.

New interim chief executive for outer London trust

WORKFORCE: West Middlesex University Hospital Trust has appointed a new interim chief executive.

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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.

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Richmond GPs form federation

WORKFORCE: A group of 29 GP practices has formed a registered company for the purpose of supporting each other, pooling resources and helping to improve patient access to GP services.