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London Eye: Five go chief exec-ing

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

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Javid approves hospital reconfiguration after two year delay

Sajid Javid has given the go-ahead to a controversial stroke reconfiguration, more than two years after plans were agreed by the NHS locally.

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Region aims to clear all two-year waiters by March

An NHS region is aiming to have no patients waiting more than two years on its waiting lists by the end of March.

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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.

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Updated: Hospital declared it may ‘refuse critical care’ as ‘overwhelmed’ by covid

A hospital in the South East today declared a level of critical care alert meaning that it may be forced into ‘refusal or withdrawal of critical care due to resource limitation’ because it has been ‘overwhelmed’ — but later claimed it was an ”administrative error”.

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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: Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative

The Acute Home Visiting Service is a responsive and effective home visiting service for patients that prevents them attending accident and emergency and relieves GP workload.

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‘Mac the Knife’ to lead STP and five CCGs

A well-known NHS figure will take over as interim accountable officer of five clinical commissioning groups next month, after they were “unable” to recruit someone substantively.

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Three patients died after delayed cancer tests at teaching hospital

Three people died of cancer and another four came to severe harm after their endoscopies were delayed, a teaching hospital trust has confirmed.

Kent

Stroke review failed to account for health inequalities, court told

The NHS in Kent failed to take account of its duty to reduce inequalities when it decided where to place hyperacute stroke services, a court was told.

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Former CCG chair’s surgeries closed after CQC action

Four surgeries run by a former chair of a clinical commissioning group in Kent have been closed after the Care Quality Commission took action “to protect patients”.

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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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London Eye: Chairs around the clockface

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

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Revealed: The CCGs where cancer referral is slowest

One London borough has nearly double the national average rate on an indicator that general practice is missing the early signs of cancer.

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Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis

Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.

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Single women IVF ban will be reviewed

South east London commissioners have pledged to carry out a “rapid review” of their policy to deny IVF treatment to single women.

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London Eye: The cancer market

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

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London Eye: No learning, no remorse?

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

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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.