Richmond and Twickenham PCT

NHS London approves £1.5m NHS 111 set-up costs in SW London

FINANCE: NHS London has agreed NHS South West London could use £1.5m of the funds the SHA had top-sliced from it to fund part of the set-up costs for NHS 111.

NHS London agrees use of topslice funding to set up maternity network

PERFORMANCE: NHS South West London has had its bid to use funding topsliced by NHS London to establish a maternity network approved.

£5.4m for long term conditions in SW London

PERFORMANCE: NHS London has agreed that NHS South West London can use £5.4m in top-sliced funding to set up a long term conditions programme delivery board.

NHS London approves £4m funding for SW London reconfiguration programme

STRUCTURE: NHS London has approved a request for NHS South West London to use £4m of top-sliced funding for its reconfiguration programme.

Cluster finds extra funding to tackle year-plus IVF waiters

PERFORMANCE: Minutes of NHS South West London’s performance committee said money would be made available to reduce the number of IVF patients waiting longer than a year at one of the hospitals serving the cluster.

Three SW London PCTs to pilot NHS 111

STRUCTURE: Three primary care trusts in south west London intend to pilot the new NHS 111 advice line later this year, according to a report.

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust aiming for £14.4m savings

FINANCE: Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust plans to make savings of £14.42m over the next five years.

Cluster asks for £11.4m to bailout NHS Croydon

FINANCE: NHS South West London has approached NHS London to ask for £11.4m to support NHS Croydon.

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GP quality monitoring project under threat from reform

PERFORMANCE: A groundbreaking project monitoring the quality of GPs faces an uncertain future once its host strategic health authority is abolished.

London cluster delays panel decision on service reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: The south west London PCT cluster is delaying until May the panel meeting at which a 60-strong group will examine the quality aspects of a proposed service reconfiguration for the area.

Patients needing home oxygen services may have to take deliveries at night during Olympics

PERFORMANCE: A risk planning document for the south west London cluster of PCTs said deliveries of services like oxygen to patients homes could have to be made at night, to avoid disruption to the Olympics.

South west London PCTs book readmission money as savings

FINANCE: All but one of NHS South West London cluster’s PCTs booked money not paid to trusts under the readmission rule as savings, minutes said.

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.

Cluster considering centralising pathology services across five PCTs

STRUCTURE: The south west London primary care trust cluster is looking to centralise the procurement of pathology services as part of a wider review of care.

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

South West London PCT cluster spent £6.7m on redundancies

WORKFORCE: Primary care trusts comprising the South West London cluster spent £6.7m on redundancies in the last financial year.

Moorfields selected to provide community opthamology services in SW London

STRUCTURE: The specialist trust has been chosen by commissioners to provide community eye services working out of its Queen Mary’s Roehampton and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

SW London cluster considers hospital pathology and pharmacy consolidation

STRUCTURE: The primary care trust cluster has launched a clinically-led review of services across the health economy and said consolidation options were being looked at across its acute trusts.

Sutton and Merton has largest QIPP saving plan in the SW London cluster

FINANCE: The primary care trust has a savings target of £23m for 2011-12, compared to the sector’s total of £64.5m

Croydon Health Services cancer referrals measure down on last year

PERFORMANCE: The acute and community services provider saw a fall of nearly 10 per cent on its performance against the target for two-week maximum wait for urgent suspected cancer referrals from GP to first outpatient appointment.

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