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Commissioning news

Tim Kelsey

Exclusive: CCGs given ultimatum over 'paperless' progress

1-Sep-2015 | By

Clinical commissioning groups face having their plans for 2016-17 rejected if they do not show progress in meeting standards set out in new digital guidance, an NHS England director has told HSJ.

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Thousands of mental health patients sent 'out of area'

28-Aug-2015 | By

More than 2,100 mental health patients were forced to travel out of area for an inpatient bed in May this year, according to data published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

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NHS Commissioning Assembly shut down

27-Aug-2015 | By Rebecca Thomas

The NHS Commissioning Assembly is to be closed down with immediate effect, HSJ has learned.

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NHS staff to face new sanctions under ‘Sunshine rule’

24-Aug-2015 | By

NHS staff who fail to disclose payments and hospitality received from drug suppliers and medical device makers will be sanctioned under new regulation, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

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Exclusive: CSU procurements paused amid uncertainty over costs

24-Aug-2015 | By

At least two procurements for commissioning support services have been paused, HSJ has learned. This comes amid uncertainty over how stranded costs will be paid for if a commissioning support unit loses a contract.

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Backlash expected over cancer drugs delisting

21-Aug-2015 | By

Talks are under way to identify high profile treatments to be removed from the cancer drugs fund in the coming months, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: CQC to review care for newborns following baby’s death

19-Aug-2015 | By

A national review of the quality of care for seriously ill children is being launched by the Care Quality Commission following the death of a baby more than a decade ago.

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NHS England expects £150m rise in mental health spending

18-Aug-2015 | By

NHS England expects commissioners to spend at least £150m more in cash terms on mental health services this financial year. However, the Department of Health has admitted it will fall £107m short of its promised £250m target for investment this year in children’s mental health services.  

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'Other bodies' could take powers from failing CCGs

14-Aug-2015 | By

Clinical commissioning groups failing for more than a year could have their responsibilities removed and handed to other organisations, new guidance indicates.

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Exclusive: CSU procurements paused amid uncertainty over costs

24-Aug-2015 | By

At least two procurements for commissioning support services have been paused, HSJ has learned. This comes amid uncertainty over how stranded costs will be paid for if a commissioning support unit loses a contract.

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The NHS must manage the unmet mental health needs in prison

18-Aug-2015 | By Joanna Crichton, Rajan Nathan

Meeting the human rights of mentally ill inmates

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