STRUCTURE: NHS North Central London is supporting Whittington Health Trust’s bid to become an independent foundation trust.
FINANCE: The cluster comprising Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington predicts a year-end surplus for each of its constituent PCTs.
PERFORMANCE: All five PCTs making up NHS North Central London have seen rises in their rate of childhood immunisations, board papers show.
PERFORMANCE: A report to the north central London cluster of PCTs said the number of reported delays of more than a hour in ambulance handovers to acute trusts was inconsistent between the London Ambulance Service and hospitals.
PEFORMANCE: Figures from the cluster showed 42 of 76 cases received between April 26 2011 and February 9 2012 were declined.
PERFORMANCE: The north central London cluster selected six local CQUINs for the providers in its patch including, “alcohol reduction” and smoking cessation.
FINANCE: The north central London PCT cluster is predicting a deficit of £24m by the end of 2011-12
FINANCE: The north London commissioning cluster gave itself the highest possible risk rating at its most recent meeting as it assessed its chances of achieving financial balance over the next four years.
PERFORMANCE: A community group has launched a survey to assess the impact of changes to London HIV drug prescribing rules.
FINANCE: The north central London cluster is predicting a deficit of £14.8m this financial year, new documents reveal.
FINANCE: The central London foundation trust pledged to stay in the lowest three categories of financial risk maintained by FT regulator Monitor - despite challenges from commissioners.
FINANCE: NHS London predicted that its primary care trusts would miss their 2010-11 demand management and decommissioning targets by £77m
PERFORMANCE: The North Central London has written to two acute providers asking to see improvements in cancer wait times and bowel cancer screening.
PERFORMANCE: The north London commissioning organisation agreed to decomission its screening for the sexually-transmitted infection for the financial year, minutes reveal.
FINANCE: The cluster of five London commissioners has brought in PricewaterhouseCoopers to “provide assurance on deliverability” of its efficiency plans.
WORKFORCE: The five-borough commissioning body said at its last board meeting it intended to have all its positions filled by early May.
STRUCTURE: The group would “ensure timely and appropriate response to concerns about independent contractors and performers and their services and implement appropriate actions”.
FINANCE: A north London hospital trust is facing arbitration with its commissioners after failing to reach a settlement on its service level agreements.
WORKFORCE: A commissioning consortium in the capital has set out plans to give a range of non GPs a place on its board, including a nurse.
WORKFORCE: In replies to a consultation, staff at the north London primary care trust questioned whether the new north central London PCT cluster would be “top heavy with a high number of senior posts”.