The number of generic drugs being sold above national tariff rose to its highest rate in over two years at the start of 2019, despite national efforts to cut this number.
Dozens of GP practices in West Yorkshire have been without basic IT systems for eight days after an air conditioning unit failed.
Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.
Commissioning leaders are aiming to save £50m a year by standardising policies in elective care across their sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.
One of the largest scale GP providers in England has expanded in to a fifth sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.
All the clinical commissioning groups across a sustainability and transformation plan footprint have signed up to form a commissioning committee covering the whole patch.
New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.
A facility which is the first of its kind in Yorkshire will offer children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis community support with overnight beds, to keep them from being admitted to hospital or having to go to A&E.
Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by our deputy bureau chief and integration reporter David Williams.
Five clinical commissioning groups, including two involved in NHS England’s vanguard programme, have cut their planned better care fund contributions for next year.
Departing NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster is to lead the West Yorkshire sustainability and transformation plan.
Four clinical commissioning group areas will see a large portion of their primary care funding increase by more than 10 per cent next year.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.
ACUTE CARE: Bradford Royal Infirmary has opened a £2m neonatal unit complete with ensuite family bedrooms, play area and a counselling suite.
FINANCE: Airedale Foundation Trust posted a surplus of £393,000 at the end of January, £275,000 more than planned.
STRUCTURE: New £6.4 million emergency department will improve privacy and bring dignity for vulnerable older patients, the foundation trust’s chief executive says.
Two commissioning support units have not made it on to NHS England’s procurement framework, placing their viability and the futures of around 2,200 staff in doubt, HSJ has learned
The judges said: This initiative was a really good example of making an impact across a wide area, supporting whole-system management for urgent care.