A social enterprise has won a contract to provide all NHS and council commissioned children’s community services in Medway.
Patients with serious spinal injuries are unable to leave hospital for months because of “squabbles” between commissioners and providers over sourcing the equipment they need to go home, HSJ has learned.
More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.
Four sustainability and transformation plan areas will spearhead system leaders’ plans for regional back office mergers across the NHS, which could require significant changes to local governance structures.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
With the Year of Care capitation tariff attracting global interest, capitation budgets are becoming a mainstream need for seamless care of patients with long term conditions
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COMMERCIAL: Kent clinical commissioning groups have won a legal bid to lift the suspension of a contract they awarded to Virgin Care.
Regulators have asked chief executives and chairs at “high performing” trusts to take part in reviews of other NHS providers.
COMMERCIAL: Two clinical commissioning groups are going to court to overturn a contract suspension obtained by a local trust.
FINANCE: The trust whose chief executive is leading the Kent and Medway sustainability and transformation plan has said it cannot make the savings demanded in the first year.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
A community trust is facing staff turnover of 20 per cent a year as it struggles to replace and retain staff who are retiring, relocating or looking for a better work-life balance.
COMMERCIAL: The loss of a £126m contract to another provider could cause multiple staffing and patient care issues, a trust has said.
COMMERCIAL: A formal legal challenge has been made to commissioners who awarded a private sector company a £126m community care contract.
COMMERCIAL: One of the losers in a £126m community services tender has written to commissioners to query their methodology.
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