Sutton and Merton 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.

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.

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.

Sutton and Merton to have one CCG per borough

STRUCTURE: Sutton and Merton GPs have decided to move to two emerging clinical commissioning groups, each matching one of the London boroughs, with “close working in the future where the two CCGs’ agendas overlap”.

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.

SHA had concerns over merger of PCT provider arm with Marsden

STRUCTURE: Minutes from NHS London reveal it had a range of concerns regarding the takeover of NHS Sutton and Merton’s provider arm by the Royal Marsden Foundation Trust.

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.

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.

NHS Waltham Forest supported by London's Challenged Trust Board

FINANCE: The north east London primary care trust had £9m allocated to it from the Challenged Trust Board (CTB), a sub committee of the capital’s stategic health authority.

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