Lewisham PCT

NHS SE London appointing 4th information governance officer in 18 months

STRUCTURE: The south east London primary care trust cluster’s risk register reveals that the organisation has lost its third “senior information risk owner” since April 2011.

NHS London grants £800k to NHS South East London for global sum equivalent transition

FINANCE: NHS South East London was granted £800,000 of its two per cent topslice back by NHS London to “support transition” to the Global Sum Equivalent payment system.

SHA approves £1m admissions avoidance scheme for cluster

FINANCE: NHS London has approved NHS South East London’s application for an emergency readmissions avoidance scheme, funded from the primary care trust cluster’s 2 per cent annual top-slice.

NHS Lewisham hires social enterprise for child weight management service.

PERFORMANCE: The south east London primary care trust has commissioned the service from Mytime Health, a social enterprise that grew out of Bromley Council’s leisure services in 2004.

Lewisham Healthcare Trust to take over eight PCT properties

STRUCTURE: The south London trust will take over eight properties from the south east London cluster of primary care trusts under the Transforming Communtiy Services framework.

Hospital corridor

Leading teaching hospital may have to outsource long-waiters

PERFORMANCE: One of London’s biggest teaching hospitals has called in the Department of Health’s intensive support team after experiencing significant problems hitting the 18-week wait for elective procedures target.

Commissioners urge Guy's and St Thomas' to increase maternity cover

PERFORMANCE: The south east London commissioning cluster has called on Guy’s and St Thomas’ to increase cover on its maternity wards.

London cluster identifies 'almost certain' risk to high quality primary care

STRUCTURE: A risk register document produced by the south east London PCT cluster said 45 live “issues of concern” posed an “almost certain” risk to primary care.

NHS Lewisham memory service aiming for 500 referrals this year

PERFORMANCE: The south east London commissioning organisation is aiming to refer 500 people this year to the service provided by the local mental health trust.

South East London cluster promises 'robust list validation' process for GP practices

PERFORMANCE: A report to the cluster’s board said the list validation would include “a one-off programme and an ongoing rolling programme”.

GPs being paid for work not carried out under Enhanced Services contract

FINANCE: A report presented to the south east London cluster has said in some cases GPs are being paid for work that has not been done.

CCGs move to end half-day closing for surgeries in south east London

PERFORMANCE; Papers submitted to the south east London cluster of primary care trusts said the clinical commissioning groups in the patch would review surgery contracts to improve access.

Two London clusters to explore joint commissioning

STRUCTURE: A report to the south east London cluster of primary care trusts said the board had ordered a “short feasibility study” to see whether a combination of an aggregrated model with south west London was feasible.

London cluster aiming for CCGs to take over all commissioning in nine months' time

STRUCTURE: The chief executive of NHS South East London reported to this month’s board meeting: “It is our intention to delegate 100 per cent of commissioning to Clinical Commissioning Groups by the 1st April 2012”.

London cluster chief executive stepping down

WORKFORCE: Simon Robbins, chief executive of the south east London cluster of primary care trusts is retiring and being replaced by the chief executive of the Nottinghamshire cluster.

SHA investigates PCT leavers who may have rejoined NHS

WORKFORCE: NHS London is preparing a report on staff who left the PCT with a redundancy payment then rejoined the NHS

Lewisham Healthcare Trust to lose £16m on QIPP over next four years

FINANCE: The south London acute faces a disinvestment worth £16m due to the local commissioning cluster’s quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) plans up to 2015.

Contractual problems cause Bexley to record worst chlamydia screening rate in cluster

PERFORMANCE: The south east London borough had a screening rate of 12.3 per cent, less than half most of its neighbouring boroughs.

SE London cluster seeks QIPP savings worth £126m from providers

FINANCE: The South Eeast London primary care trust cluster is to take £126m out of its providers in quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings over the next four years.

NHS Lewisham worst in cluster for midwifery indicator

PERFORMANCE: The primary care trust, that has Lewisham Healthcare Trust as its primary provider, had the lowest percentage of women seeing a midwife or maternity professional within 90 days in the cluster