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NHS England serves legal directions on Lewisham and Greenwich CCGs

NHS England has today formally served legal directions on Lewisham and Greenwich CCGs in respect of the long standing performance problems with local urgent and emergency care services.This means responsibility for acute commissioning and contracting of hospital services will be temporarily transferred to Southwark CCG. We will be working very closely with colleagues and other health and social care partners to ensure the required improvements in performance and quality of local health care are made. 

We are confident that we have robust arrangements in place and together, with our partners, we can deliver the positive change required to ensure our local communities receive the high quality and standards of health care that they deserve.