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.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Harrow has seen increased rates of those quitting smoking and new mothers starting breast-feeding, minutes reveal.
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.
PERFORMANCE: A report to the board of North West London Hospitals Trust said A&E attendance was 13 per cent above plan at the end of August because of the late opening of an urgent care centre.
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.
HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week: acute reconfiguration in north-west London.
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.
PERFORMANCE: The number of elective admissions at North West London Hospitals Trust was 10 per cent above plan for NHS Harrow during September, according to figures from the trust.
STRUCTURE: The London primary care trust, part of the north west London cluster, has a specific plan for 2011-12 - alongside the cluster strategy - which will see “a fundamental review of elective care pathways across providers”.
PERFORMANCE: The chair of Brent and Harrow’s Clinical Commissioning Board Dr Noreen Ryan claimed the acute provider had inappropriately discharged patients, in a meeting with the cluster.
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
WORKFORCE: In his report to May meeting of the board acting chief executive Dr William Lynn said: “The article discussed the ethnicity of mothers giving birth at EHT and implied that the maternity care provided at the trust was poor because we deal with a diverse population.”
PERFORMANCE: The acute trust has seen “a significant over performance against the contracted level of births” a report says.