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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.

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Teaching trust and CCGs in formal arbitration

A teaching hospital and its local commissioners are in formal arbitration as the end of the financial year approaches.

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Analysis: The areas seeing sustained falls in emergency admissions

Containing and reducing emergency hospital admissions is often seen as the holy grail of sustainable and better integrated healthcare. For most it has been elusive, but HSJ has identified and spoken to several areas which appear to have seen sustained reductions in recent years.

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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.

North East London Treatment Centre

Private firm beats trust to controversial £55m contract

A controversial £55m contract for elective treatment has been given to a private provider, HSJ can reveal.

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.

Hackney

Commissioners tell STP they 'remain sovereign'

Commissioners in north east London have told STP leaders they must remain sovereign organisations in wake of a new partnership agreement in the patch.

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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.

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: Competition and 2,000 year-plus waiters

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

Whipps Cross University Hospital

Staff housing plan put at risk by trust’s special measures, says CCG

ESTATES: Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group has raised concerns that Barts Health Trust being placed in the new financial special measures regime will endanger plans to use surplus land for affordable housing for NHS staff.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The £55m contract mystery

What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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CCGs back down in face of private firm's competition challenge

COMMERCIAL: Commissioners in a £55m competition dispute have backed down and agreed to extend a contract with the spurned incumbent provider.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: A&E

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

Homerton University Hospital

CQC admits it missed things at ‘unacceptable’ maternity unit

PATIENT SAFETY: The Care Quality Commission has admitted it missed things at an east London maternity service, which it rated “good” for safety in 2014 but “inadequate” a year later.

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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.

Barts

Interim chief executive made permanent at largest acute trust

WORKFORCE: Barts Health Trust’s interim chief executive has been made permanent in the role.