Harrow PCT

IVF approvals now half the level of rejections in NW London

PERFORMANCE: A report from the individual funding requests board show the number of IVF approvals is now half the number of rejections.

David Slegg appointed commissioning board finance director for London

WORKFORCE: NHS North West London’s finance director David Slegg has been appointed the National Commissioning Board’s finance director for London.

NHS Harrow success on smoking quitters and breast-feeding

PERFORMANCE: NHS Harrow has seen increased rates of those quitting smoking and new mothers starting breast-feeding, minutes reveal.

Cluster confirms inner north west London PCTs bail out outer north-west 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.

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NW London bed numbers set to fall

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.

NHS Harrow drives 13pc overplan performance at A&E attendances

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.

NW London consultation closes

STRUCTURE: The 14-week consultation into a large-scale service reconfiguration in north west London has come to an end this week.

NW London launches consultation on major service reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: NHS North West London has launched a consultation into a major shake-up of services across its eight boroughs.

NHS North West London makes 82pc of QIPP target

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.

McKinsey dominates consultancy spend by NHS North West London

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: London

Analysed: acute reconfiguration in North West London

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.

NQB asks NHS North West London for 'evidence of good practice'

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.

NW London to prepare national AQP implementation strategy for MSK

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.

NHS Harrow seeing 10 per cent over performance at NW London Hospitals

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.

NHS Harrow to consider 'appropriate tariffs' for elective care

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”.

NW London Hospitals Trust 'discharges patients inappropriately and asks GPs to re-refer in a year'

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.

North West London cluster allocates £12.5m in PCT bail-outs

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.

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

Ealing Hospital chief exec defends maternity services from attack by the Mail on Sunday

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.”

North West London Hospitals Trust over performing against maternity contract

PERFORMANCE: The acute trust has seen “a significant over performance against the contracted level of births” a report says.