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‘Mac the Knife’ to lead STP and five CCGs

A well-known NHS figure will take over as interim accountable officer of five clinical commissioning groups next month, after they were “unable” to recruit someone substantively.

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Analysed: The continuing care claims deluge

PCTs face a £600m bill for backdated claims for care funding, and this is causing anxiety for clinical commissioning groups too

Bexley PCT sees 14pc increase in elective referrals in month seven

PERFORMANCE: Bexley Primary Care Trust sae elective referrals 14 per cent higher for 2012-13 to date than over the equivalent period last year, NHS London data shows.

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At least 10 PCTs to be bailed out by peers in 2012-13

At least 10 primary care trusts would face finishing 2012-13 in the red without loans or bailouts from their neighbouring commissioners, HSJ research has found.

CCG bans GP member from governing body

Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group has banned a member GP from standing to become a governing body representative.

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.

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Analysed: the future of South London Healthcare Trust

What happens next for South London Healthcare Trust - the first to be placed in the failure regime?

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Isn’t it time CCGs owned waiting lists?

It now makes sense for clinical commissioning groups to take the reins from providers

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Urgent care centres to lighten London providers' workload

Savings schemes set out by the London clusters entail significant reductions in work done by provider trusts.

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.

NHS London approves £4.8m bailout of Bexley

FINANCE: NHS London has approved a £4.8m bailout of NHS Bexley this financial year to allow it to set a “realistic and suitable QIPP target”.

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.

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North Kent trusts look to London to boost market share

Two Kent trusts will seek to expand their market share in surrounding health economies, including becoming the main acute provider for a London borough, if their merger bid is successful.

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In this together: why clinically led commissioning will rely on collaboration

James Sorrowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds presents a compelling theory of how “collective wisdom shapes businesses, economies, societies and nations”. It is a philosophy that appears tailor-made for an evolving NHS.

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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.

Commissioner had concerns about patient handover at Oxleas

PERFORMANCE: Commissioners expressed concerns about south east London mental and community health provider Oxleas Foundation Trust at a quality and safety meeting last month.

Bexley allowed to use SHA top-slice to pay off trust after losing arbitration

FINANCE: NHS Bexley has received permission to use the 2 per cent top-slice of budget levied on all London PCTs to pay the extra costs it will incur from South London Healthcare Trust.

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.

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.