Hillingdon PCT

Board in place for Hillingdon Healthwatch

STRUCTURE: A chair and board have been appointed to Healthwatch Hillingdon, which has a start date of 1 April 2013.

Hillingdon plans whole health economy review

FINANCE: The west London borough is planning a review of the entire health economy, a report to the board of the hospital trust reveals.

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.

£15m to be transferred from NHS Brent to NHS Hillingdon

FINANCE: NHS Brent is to transfer £15m in bailout to its stricken cluster neighbour NHS Hillingdon.

NHS Hillingdon to work with mental health, hospital trust and local authority to make savings

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.

NHS Hillingdon 'overspending'

FINANCE: NHS Hillingdon was overspending at the end of month four, according to minutes released with the latest NHS North West London board papers.

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.

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.

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.

Hillingdon Hospitals wins community opthamology contract

COMMERCIAL: Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust has won a £2.2m contract for community opthamology in Hillingdon, board papers revealed.

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.

NHS Hillingdon awards NHS 111 pilot contract to Harmoni

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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Analysed: the viability of acute services in the Thames Valley area

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week: the long term viability of acute services in the Thames Valley area.

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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.

Commissioners warned to abide by CCP ruling

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.”

Alcohol nurse specialist deployed in Hillingdon Hospital A&E

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.

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