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Barts Health NHS Trust

Waiting list probe abandoned as officials not given 'right of reply'

A probe into why a £1bn turnover trust failed to recover its waiting times was halted after witnesses could not, or would not, co-operate with investigators, HSJ can reveal.

Sam Everington

Five GP referral systems – four of them safe

Sam Everington discusses the pros and cons of the five ways a GP can refer patients to a hospital

Barts Health NHS Trust

Trust misses finance target by £60m but keeps access to STF

A large acute trust in London has missed its original financial target for last year by £60m, but has still been awarded most of its sustainability and transformation funding.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Capital's cancer turnaround

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy.

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Mental Health Matters: The housing policy vacuum

This is HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.

Sunderland

Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.

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Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis shows

Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.

jane milligan

Seven CCGs name joint accountable officer

A London sustainability and transformation partnership area has appointed a single accountable officer across its seven clinical commissioning groups.

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Seven CCGs approve single accountable officer for whole STP

Plans to appoint a single accountable officer for seven clinical commissioning groups have now been approved, despite previous opposition from commissioners.

Cassandra Cameron

Roundtable: Data can drive improvements in healthcare – how can we share it more effectively?

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.

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Seven CCGs consider single leader across STP

Seven clinical commissioning groups across London are considering appointing a single accountable officer, HSJ has learned.

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GP quality - London: CQC ratings confirm challenge in East London

HSJ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital.

Barts Health NHS Trust

Special measures trust plans £60m extra savings by April

Barts Health Trust plans to use £33m of non-recurrent savings to meet its financial target in 2016-17, including balance sheet adjustments and cuts to planned consultancy work.

Dave west expert briefing

The Commissioner: The road to reconfiguration

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West

Harpal Kumar

New CCG ratings: Over 85 per cent failing on cancer performance

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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: A&E

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

David williams expert briefing

What's new in care models: When councils should take over

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by integration reporter David Williams.

Navina Evans

East London FT appoints new chief executive

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.

David_Williams

It’s time for clarity on how to commission for integration

Ambiguity on how to proceed in commissioning new care models must be resolved quickly

Man and patient

GPs handed control of community services in landmark deal

A vanguard clinical commissioning group has awarded its main community services contract to a non-profit company owned by local GPs.