Kensington and Chelsea 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.

Kensington & Chelsea procure single MSK service

COMMERCIAL: NHS Kensington & Chelsea has procured a single musculo-skeletal service under the Any Qualified Provider framework.

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.

Kensington and Chelsea has highest number of GP outlier practices

PERFORMANCE: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has a higher proportion of GP practices “under review” than any other in London.

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.

London Central West Unscheduled Care Collaborative wins £3.3m contract

COMMERCIAL: The London Central West Unscheduled Care Collaborative has won the two-year contract to pilot NHS 111 services in Inner North West London.

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.

NHS North West London awards £3.3m 111 contract

COMMERCIAL: Seventeen organisations expressed an interest in a two-year NHS 111 contract but only two actually bid, a report from the cluster said.

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.

London community trust faces loss of quarter of turnover

COMMERCIAL: An aspirant community foundation trust could be stripped of a quarter of its business to support a new hospital trust emerging from demerger of Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals.

NW London commissioners to review trust's higher than expected acuity

FINANCE: The north west London cluster is looking to review activity at Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust, which is £2m over plan to-date.

NHS 111 pilot coming to inner north west London

STRUCTURE: Three inner north west London boroughs are to pilot the non-emergency NHS 111 number from 24 October.

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