STRUCTURE: A chair and board have been appointed to Healthwatch Hillingdon, which has a start date of 1 April 2013.
FINANCE: The west London borough is planning a review of the entire health economy, a report to the board of the hospital trust reveals.
PERFORMANCE: A report from the individual funding requests board show the number of IVF approvals is now half the number of rejections.
FINANCE: NHS Brent is to transfer £15m in bailout to its stricken cluster neighbour NHS Hillingdon.
FINANCE: NHS Hillingdon is to work with its mental health and acute trusts, and council, to “come to agreements that would support the whole of the health economy” as it faces a £5m savings gap.
FINANCE: NHS Hillingdon was overspending at the end of month four, according to minutes released with the latest NHS North West London board papers.
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.
COMMERCIAL: Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust has won a £2.2m contract for community opthamology in Hillingdon, board papers revealed.
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 north west London primary care trust awarded the £1.3m contract to the Watford-based provider as part of the national wave two of the NHS 111 service pilots.
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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.
FINANCE: The chief executive of Hillingdon Hospital Foundation Trust used his report to the board to remind the PCT of the Co-operation and Competition Panel’s judgment on commisioners imposing minimum waiting times, activity caps and “‘inappropriate constraints’ on elective activity.”
PERFORMANCE: Minutes to a meeting of the west London acute trust said most re-attendances at A&E for under-65s were because of alcohol or mental health issues and that the PCT had commissioned an alcohol nurse specialist to work there.