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Northern ambulance services form new allianceSubscription
Three ambulance services are setting up a strategic alliance to drive efficiencies and improve performance.
The health service could create a form of “combined authorities” bringing together multiple commissioners and providers in order to simplify decision making and service change, Simon Stevens has said.
NHS leaders planning to shake up local services through their sustainability and transformation plans will be given “safe harbour” by NHS England and NHS Improvement, Simon Stevens has said.
New Midlands GP federation formedSubscription
STRUCTURE: A general practice alliance has been formed covering nearly 80 per cent of practices in Nottingham.
The trust at the centre of a care quality row could be broken up, HSJ understands. This is despite regulators acknowledging it was too early to tell if improvements had been made.
STRUCTURE: Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust has been chosen over Poole FT to be the “major emergency hospital” in east Dorset.
STRUCTURE: The Cumbria success regime has rejected as “absurd” concerns raised by governors at Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust over its plans for community hospitals.
NHS England has pushed ahead with its plans to cut the number of clinical reference groups, despite warnings from patient groups that the move would reduce the specialist knowledge the NHS has on rare conditions.
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust has been told by regulators if it does not form a “long term partnership” with Ipswich Hospital Trust it risks being put in the failure regime – a process which could result in its liquidation.
The “fragmented” structure of the NHS and lack of “strategic grip” have been blamed for a crisis leading to the sudden closure of a psychiatric hospital.