There was a “gap” in commissioners’ assurance process for an urgent care contract with Care UK and the provider’s staffing model was flawed, a review has found.
PERFORMANCE: A report from the individual funding requests board show the number of IVF approvals is now half the number of rejections.
WORKFORCE: NHS North West London’s finance director David Slegg has been appointed the National Commissioning Board’s finance director for London.
FINANCE: In minutes released at the last board meeting finance director NHS North West Lonoon David Slegg said the PCTs that ended 2011-12 in surplus had bailed out those that would have turned a deficit.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Ealing is top in the NHS North West London cluster for individual funding requests, a report reveals.
The number of hospital beds available for patients in north-west London could be reduced by a quarter under plans to reconfigure services in the capital.
STRUCTURE: The 14-week consultation into a large-scale service reconfiguration in north west London has come to an end this week.
STRUCTURE: NHS North West London has launched a consultation into a major shake-up of services across its eight boroughs.
FINANCE: The cluster of eight primary care trusts in north west London had set itself a savings target of £142.3m in 2011-12 but achieved £116.5m.
FINANCE: McKinsey accounted for nearly three-quarters of NHS North West London’s consultancy spending of £8.8m in 2011-12, new documents reveal.
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PERFORMANCE: The Department of Health’s National Quality Board is making its assurance visit to NHS London today, with NHS North West London asked for extra information.
FINANCE: The outer north west London cluster is behind target on its savings because of problems at NHS Ealing.
FINANCE: The PCT cluster said the “upper” limit on risk was £25m while the “likely” savings shortfall was £22.6m, a position that would only see a break-even achieved after using £11m of contingency.
COMMERCIAL: The north west London cluster of PCTs is one of the volunteers to develop an “implementation pack” for Musculo-skeletal services for back and neck pain.
FINANCE: Minutes from a commissioner meeting said the west London trust had presented them with data “in which [it had] no confidence”.
FINANCE: Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow primary care trusts reported a £24m risk to their QIPP delivery to the cluster this month and are “considering alternative measures”.
FINANCE: The west London acute trust reported an over-performance on contract of £2.6m at the end of June, £2.4m of it with principal commissioners NHS Ealing.
FINANCE: The outer north west London cluster has achieved just under a sixth of its QIPP plan for the year by the end of the first quarter.