Islington PCT

NHS North Central London supports Whittington FT bid

STRUCTURE: NHS North Central London is supporting Whittington Health Trust’s bid to become an independent foundation trust.

NHS North Central London predicts £31.8m surplus at end of 2012-13

FINANCE: The cluster comprising Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington predicts a year-end surplus for each of its constituent PCTs.

NHS North Central London sees improvement in childhood vaccinations

PERFORMANCE: All five PCTs making up NHS North Central London have seen rises in their rate of childhood immunisations, board papers show.

Inconsistencies found between ambulance and trust handover reporting

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.

Cluster turns down majority of individual funding requests

PEFORMANCE: Figures from the cluster showed 42 of 76 cases received between April 26 2011 and February 9 2012 were declined.

Public health strong focus in North Central London's CQUINs

PERFORMANCE: The north central London cluster selected six local CQUINs for the providers in its patch including, “alcohol reduction” and smoking cessation.

North central London cluster predicts £24m deficit

FINANCE: The north central London PCT cluster is predicting a deficit of £24m by the end of 2011-12

NHS North Central London says 'catastrophic' financial failure 'almost certain'

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.

Community group launches survey following London HIV drugs change

PERFORMANCE: A community group has launched a survey to assess the impact of changes to London HIV drug prescribing rules.

London commissioning cluster predicts deficit for 2011-12

FINANCE: The north central London cluster is predicting a deficit of £14.8m this financial year, new documents reveal.

UCLH commits to financial risk rating of at least three for 2011-12

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.

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

Cluster writes to trusts requesting 'remedial action plans' on performance

PERFORMANCE: The North Central London has written to two acute providers asking to see improvements in cancer wait times and bowel cancer screening.

NHS Barnet cancels Chlamydia screening programme for 2011-12

PERFORMANCE: The north London commissioning organisation agreed to decomission its screening for the sexually-transmitted infection for the financial year, minutes reveal.

North Central London cluster calls in consultants to risk assure QIPP plan

FINANCE: The cluster of five London commissioners has brought in PricewaterhouseCoopers to “provide assurance on deliverability” of its efficiency plans.

Two-thirds of staff in North Central London cluster now appointed

WORKFORCE: The five-borough commissioning body said at its last board meeting it intended to have all its positions filled by early May.

North Central London cluster sets up 'Primary Care Concerns Group'

STRUCTURE: The group would “ensure timely and appropriate response to concerns about independent contractors and performers and their services and implement appropriate actions”.

London trust and PCTs go to arbitration over 2011-12 contract

FINANCE: A north London hospital trust is facing arbitration with its commissioners after failing to reach a settlement on its service level agreements.

London consortium board to include non-GPs

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.

NHS Camden staff question "top-heavy" PCT cluster

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”.