New ‘one stop shops’ to speed up diagnosis and save lives in South West London

A community diagnostic centre or ‘one stop shop’ will be developed in south west London, so patients have more choice and can receive life-saving checks close to their homes. The local NHS has been awarded £10 million to invest in a large centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital, which will offer a large range of tests and […]

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Improving Kidney Care: A proposal for renal services at St George’s & St Helier hospitals 2021

A proposal to improve outcomes and experience for kidney patients needing inpatient care is being discussed on Tuesday 22 June at a Committees-in-Common. The proposal has been put forward by leading renal clinicians from St Helier and St George’s hospitals. On the day, anyone can watch the live stream via Microsoft Teams. Papers relating to […]

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Changes to Queen Mary’s Hospital, Urgent Treatment Centre

The NHS in south west London has today (20 October) announced plans to open a new service providing up to 480 urgent and routine appointments each week for local people at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton.  The Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Queen Mary’s – previously run by St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust […]

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Join in and say “Thank you”…72 years of the NHS!

To mark the 72nd anniversary of the NHS we would like to invite you join us in saying “Thank You” to the nation’s superstars for their efforts during this pandemic.   Your superstar could be anyone…a friend, a carer, a nurse, a member of your family, a bus driver…the choice is yours. This is your opportunity to share your appreciation for someone / people that […]

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Special education services in Sutton make significant progress

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have confirmed that Sutton’s Local Area services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have made “sufficient progress” in all three areas identified in the SEND Local Area inspection, and therefore Sutton no longer requires a Written Statement of Action (WSOA). […]

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James Blythe

James Blythe

James Blythe has a background within NHS management and was previously Director of Commissioning and Strategy for Surrey Downs CCG from November 2014 to April 2017.  Having started out on the NHS Management Training Scheme, James has worked predominantly in commissioning, including at an acute trust in Brighton, and has also carried out policy development […]

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