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CCG and trust appoint three joint directors

A clinical commissioning group and a provider trust have announced a further three joint executive appointments.

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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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First chief chosen to lead both trust and CCG

A trust chief executive will jointly lead its local clinical commissioning group from October, as part of a shared management structure established by the two bodies.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: No learning, no remorse?

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

Ben clover expert briefing

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.

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London Eye: Throwing your weight around

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

Dave west expert briefing

The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

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London Eye: Quartering the capital

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

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Planned mergers will make two super CCGs

Clinical commissioning groups in London are planning mergers that would form the two largest CCGs in England.

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Government ranks areas on health and social care joint working

A league table rating performance on patient flow between the boundaries of health and social care has been published, as the Care Quality Commission announces it will continue local area reviews ahead of possible inspections of council commissioning.

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Patients suffer 'severe harm' after waiting list failures

Fifteen patients have come to severe harm after a London trust with long standing record keeping problems lost track of their appointments.

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London Eye: Rumblings in south west London

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy.

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Teaching hospital loses community contracts

A London teaching hospital trust has lost multimillion community services contracts.

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Commissioners get unexpected £20m bill after trust coding flaw

A major teaching trust has presented its commissioners with an unexpected £20m bill after discovering it has been inaccurately coding its activity “for a number of years”.

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Joint chief appointed to run five CCGs

A collective of clinical commissioning groups in south London has appointed Sarah Blow as their new accountable officer.

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London CCGs to share accountable officer

Commissioning chiefs in south west London are proposing to share an accountable officer in a bid to streamline decision-making and cut costs.

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Home Office 'very keen' for patients to prove right to NHS care

A London teaching trust is working on proposals to deny free maternity care to ‘non-eligible’ women from overseas, by requiring all patients to prove they are entitled to use the NHS.

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London Eye: Baby STPs

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

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London trusts seek major savings through pathology consolidation

STRUCTURE: Three trusts in north west London have decided to consolidate their pathology services in a bid to save money.