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FINANCE: Leaders of a West Midlands clinical commissioning group have estimated that a pilot scheme designed to cut medicines waste will save them up to £8m a year.
PERFORMANCE: The provider of the largest 111 contract in the country has been issued an “improvement notice” by commissioners, just weeks into a five year deal.
PRIMARY CARE: Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group has been forced to tender a contract for GP services across three practices for a second time since January after the first attempt attracted no viable bids.
The Royal Wolverhampton Trust will take over the running of three GP practices from April as part of a pilot scheme to integrate primary and secondary care in the West Midlands city.
STUCTURE: Primary care providers across Greater Manchester could start operating population based contracts in shadow form from as early as April, HSJ understands.
CCG links extra GP funding to new standardsSubscription
Commissioners in Salford will invest an extra £2.4m in primary medical care next year, as they aim to get all the borough’s GPs signed up to new quality standards.
Largest GP federation becomes social enterpriseSubscription
COMMERCIAL: The country’s largest GP federation has changed its constitution to become a community interest company.
COMMERICAL: A legal challenge from a private provider has forced commissioners to undertake a full procurement process for several GP services in Hull.
STRUCTURE: Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the county council have asked the government for powers to jointly commission all the area’s specialised services, primary care, social care and public health services in a bid to recreate the commissioning system that existed before the Health Act 2012.
Controversial out of hours shake-up faces delaySubscription
COMMERCIAL: Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin clinical commissioning groups will today consider whether to delay a decision to place the region’s out of hours care services out to tender.