StructureThe latest on changes in structure from HSJ Local
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STRUCTURE: Commissioners across Bath and north east Somerset plan to create a pooled budget across health and social care as part of a review into community services in the region.
STRUCTURE: A long running and controversial process to reconfigure vascular services in south Hampshire has resumed this week with the dispatch of a specialist team to assess services in Southampton and Portsmouth.
STRUCTURE: A new GP federation covering North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent is in talks with local health bodies to examine proposals for more integrated working.
COMMERCIAL: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has established a partnership with a large scale GP federation, with the intention of bidding together for a local community services contract.
PERFORMANCE: Organisations across Lincolnshire are to form a group to improve the region’s care quality, rescue its financial position and develop a county-wide workforce plan.
STRUCTURE: A foundation trust in a vanguard area is setting up a jointly owned ‘shell company’ with a local GP practice, and directly employing some primary care staff, HSJ has learned.
STRUCTURE: Further proposals for hospital reconfiguration in Greater Manchester are due to be announced before the end of the financial year, HSJ has learned.
STRUCTURE: The ambulance service that covers Greater Manchester has resolved some expected difficulties with adapting its IT system to recognise the region’s newly designated ‘specialist’ hospitals, it has told regional leaders.
A clinical commissioning group is proposing to hand its budget and nearly all its functions to a provider led ‘accountable care organisation’, in what could be a first in the NHS.
FINANCE: Monitor has agreed to increase the tariff paid to University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust, which is likely to result in more than £20m of extra funding for the troubled provider this year.