NHS Richmond CCG

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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Quartering the capital

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

Corporate meeting

Planned mergers will make two super CCGs

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

Blackpool

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.

Claire Murdoch

Revealed: One in 10 CCGs flout key NHS spending pledge

One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.

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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.

St George’s Hospital

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.

Budget cuts

Exclusive: The 23 CCGs predicting a cut in mental health spending

The proportion of clinical commissioning groups whose mental health spending will fall in cash terms is predicted to double this year to one in 10, HSJ can reveal.

Informal group meeting

Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

money efficiency

Mapped: Cash-strapped CCGs fail to hit spending standard

EXCLUSIVE: Commissioners facing deficits or struggling to balance their books are the most likely to be failing to meet the national mental health spending mandate.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: The Green Line Cancer Differential

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

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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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CCG names STP lead as new chief

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed the STP lead for south west London as its new chief executive.

St George’s Hospital

Third council publishes STP amid growing criticism of NHS England

A south London local authority has become the third council to release its full sustainability and transformation plan, and has criticised NHS England’s directive that the plans should not immediately be published.

Kingston upon Thames

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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Baby STPs

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

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Another competition regulator and relieving the acutes

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

London CCGs award urgent primary care contract

Six south west London clinical commissioning groups have awarded an integrated urgent care contract - combining NHS 111 and out of hours services across several boroughs - to South London Doctors Urgent Care (SLDUC).

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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.

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South West London refused entry to 'success regime'

South West London NHS organisations have asked to join the ‘success regime’, the national programme of directive support for struggling health economies, but have been turned down.