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.
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.
COMMERCIAL: The London Central West Unscheduled Care Collaborative has won the two-year contract to pilot NHS 111 services in Inner North West London.
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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.
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.
COMMERCIAL: An aspirant community foundation trust could be stripped of a quarter of its business to support a new hospital trust emerging from demerger of Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals.
FINANCE: Minutes from a commissioner meeting said the west London trust had presented them with data “in which [it had] no confidence”.
STRUCTURE: Three inner north west London boroughs are to pilot the non-emergency NHS 111 number from 24 October.
FINANCE: The North West London cluster has ear-marked £12.5m in support for three of its eight primary care trusts - Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon.
FINANCE: NHS London predicted that its primary care trusts would miss their 2010-11 demand management and decommissioning targets by £77m
STRUCTURE: NHS Barnet’s community services has transferred out of the primary care trust into the Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH).
FINANCE: The primary care trust’s finance paper said it had identified £11.5m in savings but still had work to do to identify a way to its £27.2m target.
STRUCTURE: The community provider was approved to begin the integrated care pilot by NHS London and will work with a local acute trust, GPs and the local authority.