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HSJ Partnership Awards 2022: Most Impactful Project Addressing Health Inequalities

WINNER: Oviva and Barking and Dagenham CCG: Reducing Variation of Care and Outcomes Particularly as it Relates to Socioeconomic, Cultural or Racial Determinants

Skipton House

NHS England pauses move for hundreds of staff ‘after office disagreement’

Hundreds of staff at a commissioning support unit are in limbo after NHS England had to pause the consultation over their transfer to new organisations.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: What will we get for the £1.5bn?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.


Big city ICSs trail in booster uptake after Christmas slowdown

London, Birmingham and the Black Country are again trailing on vaccine uptake, after a large unplanned drop in booster demand since the Christmas period.

Homerton University Hospital

Trust calls for ‘compassion’ towards unvaccinated staff as they face dismissal

A trust has warned that many of its unvaccinated staff remain unpersuaded despite the prospect of dismissal, and there are ‘very limited’ opportunities for redeployment.

Andrew Ridley

NHSE appoints new regional director

NHS England has appointed an interim regional director for London, and confirmed Sir David Sloman’s appointment as chief operating officer.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Five go chief exec-ing

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

Waiting room

Region aims to clear all two-year waiters by March

An NHS region is aiming to have no patients waiting more than two years on its waiting lists by the end of March.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: HSJ Value Pilot Project of the Year

The project’s purpose was the redistribution of power, whereby citizens identify local needs and coproduce the agenda for improving quality in the Barkantine practice, Tower Hamlets. The project embodied power sharing at every level: system collaboration via a steering group, and a project team that included staff and community.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

This was the development of a diabetes dashboard modelled on the National Diabetes Audit, which provided monthly updates on key care components. The data was displayed at both individual GP level as well as at a Locality level (now PCN level) and CCG level. Discussion about the dashboard was incorporated ...


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Paediatric Care Initiative of the Year

The Asthma and Wheeze Project is overseen by the integrated borough-based partnership “Tower Hamlets Together” and sought to significantly reduce non-elective admissions of children and young people with asthma and wheeze to the Royal London Hospital. As a system the project mapped the primary and secondary drivers for admissions and ...


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Public and Preventative Health Service Redesign Initiative

The innovation was implemented across two surgeries in Haringey: West Green & Hornsey Wood Green. Haringey CCG is the sixth most deprived borough in London and the combined patient list covers over 22,000 patients. Of note, there are over 100 different unique languages spoken in Haringey.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: System or Commissioner Led Service Redesign Initiative

The North East London Child Sexual Abuse hub is a partner-led approach to developing and delivering medical assessments and sustained emotional support for children and young people (CYP) who have experienced child sexual abuse. The development of the hub was led by Newham CCG with support and input from partners ...


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative

This project aimed to increase IAPT psychological therapy access and recovery rates for BAME communities in primary care by developing small grass roots voluntary sector organisations into fully accredited IAPT providers. Because the voluntary sector organisations selected were embedded in our African/Caribbean, Orthodox Jewish and Turkish speaking communities, the model ...


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and Royal Devon & Exeter NHSFT joined the NHSE/I Enhanced Supportive Care pilot in 2016, promoting earlier implementation of supportive/palliative care within cancer care to prevent and manage adverse effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Since 2019 our collaborative has analysed the most comprehensive ESC data available, ...

Blood Test

Exclusive: Major trust ‘weeks away’ from running short of blood collection tubes

Supplies of key blood tube collection products in one of England’s largest trusts could run out by the end of August, trust leaders have warned, as the health service scrambles to stay on top of an ongoing shortage of essential consumables.


Provider ‘dismisses’ CEO as regulators question governance and oversight

The directors of an east London primary care provider have told HSJ the organisation’s chief executive has been ‘dismissed’.


Directors of urgent care provider warned they could face prosecution over financial ‘criminal offences’

A London urgent care provider faces criminal prosecution over financial and governance concerns, HSJ has learned.

Vaccine lab

High covid vaccine uptake in nearly all CCGs

There has been very high uptake of the covid vaccine among those aged 70 and over in nearly all parts of England, new figures from NHS England suggest.

Comely Bank Clinic

CCG accused of ‘colluding’ to evict charity at centre of PFI dispute

A clinical commissioning group has been accused of ‘colluding’ with an NHS facilities company to evict a children’s centre.