Newham PCT

East London cluster spends £6.4m on redundancy costs and CSS set-up

FINANCE: The east London primary care trust cluster has had funding of £6.4m approved by NHS London to pay for redundancy costs and the transition costs of setting up commissioning support services.

NHS East London and the City applies for topslice funding

FINANCE: NHS East London and the City applied to NHS London for £55,000 of the two per cent top-slice funds to kickstart its sexual health tariff programme.

Newham hospice awarded national accreditation

PERFORMANCE: Richard House Children’s Hospice, in Newham, has been awarded a national accreditation for service standards.

£1.1bn London acute merger given go-ahead by SHA

STRUCTURE: NHS London has approved the proposed merger between Bart and the London, Whipps Cross and Newham hospitals.

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.

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

East London statin scheme shortlisted for NICE award

PERFORMANCE: An east London health initiative that has helped prevent 37 heart attacks and deaths in the area in the last year has been shortlisted for a National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Shared Learning Award.

NHS Newham set to beat last year's Chlamydia screening total, with one quarter's figures still to add

PERFORMANCE: The east London commissioning body reported screening 9,899 of eligible 16-24 year-olds up to January, 316 short of 2009-10’s full-year performance.

Commissioners to investigate over-performance at three trusts including Whipps Cross

FINANCE: Whipps Cross is over-performing by more than £1m on its contract with NHS Newham, according to a report from the East London and City Acute Commissioning Unit

Midwifery indicators behind target and down on year for NHS Newham

PERFORMANCE: The east London commisioning body’s performance report showed a decline in the number of women who had seen a midwife or maternity healthcare professional within 12 weeks of pregnancy.

East London cluster plans set out

STRUCTURE: Governance arrangements have been set out for the NHS City and East London primary care trust cluster.

Newham PCT on course to beat surplus target

FINANCE: Newham PCT is on course to deliver a surplus of more than £7m this year, exceeding its target by over £1.6m, despite overspends in acute commissioning.

Newham PCT considers drug service contract

COMMERCIAL: NHS Newham has chosen to tender its drug abuse services after admitting that its existing services are failing.

NHS Newham squeezes extra £1.4m out of acute provider

FINANCE: The primary care trust is reporting an increased surplus after its PCT sector negotiated extra payment from Barts and the London Trust.