An NHS pathology contract worth more than £2bn has been put on the market with the aim of linking eight trusts’ laboratory services.
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.
A clinical commissioning group has dropped a plan to pilot an asthma service with the controversial online primary care company Babylon Health, after opposition from its GPs.
Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy
Two large scale developments on hospital sites in south London are being considered, documents obtained by HSJ reveal.
A cluster of five London clinical commissioning groups has appointed a single accountable officer.
A Shelford Group trust has revealed a £31.8m deterioration in its financial position after carrying out a re-forecast ordered by NHS Improvement.
Five clinical commissioning groups have been given legal directions by NHS England this month – two of which have been ordered to stop commissioning all acute services.
An STP in the capital has dropped plans to centralise elective orthopaedic work at two sites.
HSJ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital.
Clinical commissioning groups in London have said funding for fetal medicine services is “insufficient”, and warn that unless current arrangements are improved it could “impact on equitable provision”.
Commissioners have revealed the frontrunners to host elective centres in south east London.
What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
PRIMARY CARE: Services by a GP practice in south London have been suspended over patient safety concerns despite it being rated good by the Care Quality Commission last year.
FINANCE: Clinical commissioning groups in south east London are working on a plan that could see elective orthopaedic work concentrated on two sites.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
PERFORMANCE: King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust has been rated ‘requires improvement’ after the Care Quality Commission found overcrowding in emergency departments and patients waiting for long periods.
Foundation trusts spent more than £475m on sending patients to private and third sector providers in 2014-15 - a 43 per cent increase on the figure two years ago.