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Commissioning news


NHS England to cut primary care support jobs

30-Mar-2015 | By

NHS England plans to cut jobs and close offices in its primary care support services just weeks before it plans to announce the winning bidder of a £1bn contract to take over the function.

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NHS England speeds up emergency care transformation plan

31-Mar-2015 | By

NHS England will accelerate planned changes to urgent and emergency care services because of poor performance across the sector.

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Revealed: Details of primary care control shift

30-Mar-2015 | By

The clinical commissioning groups taking on full control of GP services in their area this week will be responsible for performance managing poor practices and approving practice mergers, according to documents seen by HSJ.

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Leading trusts defy NHS England over 'out of area' referrals

27-Mar-2015 | By

Teaching hospitals are continuing to refuse ‘out of area’ referrals in defiance of new rules from NHS England.

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Exclusive: All London CCGs and NHS England join forces on city-wide vision

25-Mar-2015 | By

All 32 London clinical commissioning groups and NHS England’s London arm have set out plans to drive the improvements called for by the NHS Five Year Forward View and the London Health Commission.

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Exclusive: NHS Improving Quality expected to close

24-Mar-2015 | By

NHS Improving Quality is expected to be substantially cut back and could well be abolished under proposals being considered by a national review of the health service’s improvement organisations, HSJ understands.

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Stevens: There will not be a single commissioning model

24-Mar-2015 | By

There will not be a single commissioning model across England over the next five years, with local authorities and accountable care organisations increasingly taking on these functions, Simon Stevens has said.


NHS England hires local director as another joins Optum

23-Mar-2015 | By

A NHS England sub-region directors is leaving to join private health firm Optum, while another of the posts has been filled by a former primary care trust chief executive.

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Mapped: Quarter of area teams resort to NHS England arbitration

19-Mar-2015 | By

HSJ’s map of NHS England arbitration of disputes between providers and clinical commissioning groups since April 2013


SUS data collection to be suspended

19-Feb-2015 | By

The Health and Social Care Information Centre will suspend the collection of the secondary uses service data for nearly two weeks as part of a process to bring collection of the vital NHS dataset in-house.

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The three steps to balance parity of esteem for mental health

10-Mar-2015 | By

Closing the gap between physical and mental health

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