Greenwich Teaching 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.

NHS Greenwich asks Belmarsh to represent patients after deaths in custody

PERFORMANCE: The south east London PCT, which has commissioned Harmoni for Health to provide services at the prison, said there had been two deaths in custody since April.

London cluster identifies 'almost certain' risk to high quality primary care

STRUCTURE: A risk register document produced by the south east London PCT cluster said 45 live “issues of concern” posed an “almost certain” risk to primary care.

NHS Greenwich says it will probably need to dip into its top-slice

FINANCE: The south east London PCT says it will probably need to access the 2 per cent of its budget that NHS London top-sliced at the start of the financial year in order “to maintain its financial position”.

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.

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.

London PCTs predicted to miss demand management and decommissioning targets by £77m

FINANCE: NHS London predicted that its primary care trusts would miss their 2010-11 demand management and decommissioning targets by £77m

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.