NHS Bracknell and Ascot CCG

  • rural houses

    Revealed: 'Ludicrous' CCG variation for care at home


    There is dramatic variation across England in the rate of people with serious long-term conditions being approved to receive NHS-funded care at home.

  • Charles Waddicor

    Former PCT chief appointed to chair STP


    The Worcestershire and Herefordshire sustainability and transformation partnership has appointed veteran NHS manager Charles Waddicor as its independent chair.

  • Informal group meeting

    Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers


    Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    Seven more CCGs approved to merge in nationwide shake-up


    NHS England has approved clinical commissioning mergers in a further two areas, bringing together seven more CCGs.

  • Dorset

    First nine 'accountable care systems' revealed


    NHS England identifies the first nine likely “accountable care systems” NHS Improvement and NHS England to adopt “one stop shop” approach to regulation Developing accountable care organisations will “not be a focus of activity” for most places Individual organisations will not be allowed to hold

  • wheelchair

    Thousands of disabled people forced to wait months for wheelchairs


    Between October and December, 21 per cent of children and 15 per cent of adults waited more than 19 weeks for wheelchairs to be delivered Waiting times of nine weeks-plus for wheelchair prescription and then delivery Longest waits for those with high or specialist needs for prescriptions and

  • Technology jpg

    Ambitious patient record sharing project secures IT partner


    Connected Care project appoints IT integration specialists Project aims to share care records across seven CCG areas with 855,000 population Commissioners say shared record will drive “transformational” change Commissioners have brought in a specialist IT firm to integrate all the patient care

  • Wexham Park Hospital

    CQC hails merger trust for ‘most impressive’ ever transformation


    CQC says Wexham Park Hospital’s improvement under Frimley Health FT is “most impressive” it has seen Rating upgraded from “inadequate” to “good” Hospital was run by Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals FT until October 2014 The Care Quality Commission has praised the “remarkable” improvement in

  • Andrew Morris

    Frimley chief calls for increase in NHS takeovers


    Sir Andrew Morris says “clinical leadership” key to successful acquisition of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Foundation Trust Says NHS still has “too many organisations on the provider and commissioning side” Frimley Health “not at the moment” looking at extending to a “hospital chain” The NHS

  • Medical tray with syringe, pills and water

    Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’


    Large scale GP provider groups operating in 82 per cent of England’s CCG areas There are 268 federations up and running, HSJ research suggests It is estimated that these organisations cover 41 million patients Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider