Kingston 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.

HealthWatch seeks 'assurance' over Harmoni out-of-hours service

PERFORMANCE: Minutes of the meeting of the Kingston Commissioning Committee said it had been told some record checks were being done by an administrator rather than a medic.

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.

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.

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.

Croydon out-of-hours care failures exposed

PERFORMANCE: Serious care and accountability failures in an out-of-hours GP service have been highlighted in a report from a London primary care trust.

NHS Kingston surplus dependent on transition fund and contingency reserve

FINANCE: The south west London PCT NHS Kingston has reported it “is still able to deliver its target surplus of £3.9m, however, in order for this to be achieved both the transition fund and 0.5 per cent contingency reserve have been utilised in its entirety”.

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.

Former Kingston chair gets CBE

WORKFORCE: Former NHS Kingston chair Neslyn Watson-Druée has been awarded a CBE for services to healthcare.

Your Healthcare plans social care integration with council

STRUCTURE: A leading NHS social enterprise is set to enter into an agreement with its local council to draw up plans to redesign community nursing and social care services.

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.

Kingston health providers to run primary school

STRUCTURE: Kingston Council, NHS Kingston, South West London Healthcare Partnership and community provider Your Healthcare are to run a new primary school in a partnership between the health and education sectors.

Call for probe into GP transfer of SW London care home patients

PERFORMANCE: One of the leading lights of the government’s GP commissioning reforms has been drawn into a row which has seen the primary care trust cluster for south west London investigate claims care home patients were “dumped” by a GP practice.

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