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Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Omicron in the capital

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

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CCG acts after 111 provider’s poor performance on key measures

Commissioners across a large health system have issued a contract performance notice to its 111 provider and described key aspects of the service’s performance as “well below acceptable levels”.

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Region aims to clear all two-year waiters by March

An NHS region is aiming to have no patients waiting more than two years on its waiting lists by the end of March.

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ICS to push ahead with contentious reconfiguration

Several acute services are set to be centralised in a partial ‘hot/cold split’ after local health chiefs recommended a controversial reconfiguration between two district general hospitals.

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Region will have just five CCGs by April

The capital is set to have just five clinical commissioning groups by April, after hold-out GPs in one north west London CCG belatedly sanctioned the merger on their patch.

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Eight-way CCG merger blocked by local opposition

GPs in north west London have blocked plans to merge the system’s eight clinical commissioning groups into one, flying in the face of regional and national objectives.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: HSJ Value Award of the Year

Just one in four people suffering from a long-term mental illness are in work. Mental health problems at work cost the economy £34.9bn with a cost to business of £26bn each year.

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Council seeks to block hospital rebuild backed by PM

A council is urging Matt Hancock to call in a decision to build a new specialist emergency care hospital as part of a major £500m project backed by the prime minister.


Location picked for new PM-backed hospital

The location of a new specialist emergency care hospital, which is part of a £500m project and one of six hospital rebuilds pledged by the prime minister, has been agreed by local leaders.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Quality deteriorates as trust leaders drive integration

A south London trust has seen quality and safety deteriorate in some areas as its leadership focussed on major strategic changes, according to a Care Quality Commission report.

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Integration pioneer trust hires director to join up services

A trust whose chief executive is also in charge of commissioning for its patch has appointed a director tasked with helping “join together” health and care services.

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Three patients died after delayed cancer tests at teaching hospital

Three people died of cancer and another four came to severe harm after their endoscopies were delayed, a teaching hospital trust has confirmed.

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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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Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis

Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.

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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.

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Long-stalled hospital rebuild moves to next stage

A hospital reconfiguration project stalled for roughly 16 years is a step closer to being realised after commissioners and clinicians across regional boundaries signed off a joint business case.

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.