Bromley PCT

NHS SE London appointing 4th information governance officer in 18 months

STRUCTURE: The south east London primary care trust cluster’s risk register reveals that the organisation has lost its third “senior information risk owner” since April 2011.

Millennium dome in Greenwich

Analysed: the future of South London Healthcare Trust

What happens next for South London Healthcare Trust - the first to be placed in the failure regime?

NHS London grants £800k to NHS South East London for global sum equivalent transition

FINANCE: NHS South East London was granted £800,000 of its two per cent topslice back by NHS London to “support transition” to the Global Sum Equivalent payment system.

SHA approves £1m admissions avoidance scheme for cluster

FINANCE: NHS London has approved NHS South East London’s application for an emergency readmissions avoidance scheme, funded from the primary care trust cluster’s 2 per cent annual top-slice.

Hospital corridor

Leading teaching hospital may have to outsource long-waiters

PERFORMANCE: One of London’s biggest teaching hospitals has called in the Department of Health’s intensive support team after experiencing significant problems hitting the 18-week wait for elective procedures target.

Community group launches survey following London HIV drugs change

PERFORMANCE: A community group has launched a survey to assess the impact of changes to London HIV drug prescribing rules.

South East London cluster promises 'robust list validation' process for GP practices

PERFORMANCE: A report to the cluster’s board said the list validation would include “a one-off programme and an ongoing rolling programme”.

GPs being paid for work not carried out under Enhanced Services contract

FINANCE: A report presented to the south east London cluster has said in some cases GPs are being paid for work that has not been done.

CCGs move to end half-day closing for surgeries in south east London

PERFORMANCE; Papers submitted to the south east London cluster of primary care trusts said the clinical commissioning groups in the patch would review surgery contracts to improve access.

Commissioners ask if trust is relaxing admission criteria

PERFORMANCE: Mintues of a meeting held by NHS Bromley’s clinical commissioning committee said attendances had risen 25 per cent from the end of April to June “which was not abating”.

Two London clusters to explore joint commissioning

STRUCTURE: A report to the south east London cluster of primary care trusts said the board had ordered a “short feasibility study” to see whether a combination of an aggregrated model with south west London was feasible.

London cluster aiming for CCGs to take over all commissioning in nine months' time

STRUCTURE: The chief executive of NHS South East London reported to this month’s board meeting: “It is our intention to delegate 100 per cent of commissioning to Clinical Commissioning Groups by the 1st April 2012”.

London cluster chief executive stepping down

WORKFORCE: Simon Robbins, chief executive of the south east London cluster of primary care trusts is retiring and being replaced by the chief executive of the Nottinghamshire cluster.

Contractual problems cause Bexley to record worst chlamydia screening rate in cluster

PERFORMANCE: The south east London borough had a screening rate of 12.3 per cent, less than half most of its neighbouring boroughs.

SE London cluster seeks QIPP savings worth £126m from providers

FINANCE: The South Eeast London primary care trust cluster is to take £126m out of its providers in quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings over the next four years.

SE London cluster has 22 red-rated 'issues of concern' with independent contractors

PERFORMANCE: A South East London cluster has 22 red-rated “issues of concern” with independent contractors, according to its latest risk register.

NHS Greenwich heading to judicial review with GPs over contract termination

PERFORMANCE: The commisioning organisation NHS Greenwich, part of the South East London cluster, terminated one of its practice’s PMS contract with six months’ notice, sparking a request for a judicial review.

South East London cluster breaching Data Protection Act and Information Commissioner rules

PERFORMANCE: The six-PCT cluster reported it was working to develop an “information sharing agreement” between it and its constituent primary care trusts.

London trust and PCTs go to arbitration over 2011-12 contract

FINANCE: A north London hospital trust is facing arbitration with its commissioners after failing to reach a settlement on its service level agreements.

NHS Barnet among seven London PCTs due to miss DH deadline for shutting outmoded learning disability facilities

PERFORMANCE: Seven London primary care trusts have missed a government deadline for closing down their learning disability campuses, new documents reveal.