NHS Waltham Forest CCG

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Another joint chair for London?

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Throwing your weight around

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Quartering the capital

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

John Brouder

Exclusive: Long-serving trust chief exec steps down

One of the NHS’ longest-serving chief executives is stepping down after 10 years of leading a trust.

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Commissioners probe collapse of 'trailblazing' service

Commissioners are investigating the abrupt closure of a midwifery service hailed as a “trailblazing” model in the NHS long-term plan which ceased operations after racking up £900,000 of debt.

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'Trailblazing' community service shuts under financial strain

A midwifery service in east London praised as “pioneering” and “trailblazing” has been closed, after mounting financial pressure forced its provider to stop trading.

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CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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'Alarming' figures show thousands still waiting too long for wheelchairs

Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.

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.

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.