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Three more CCGs vote to merge next year

GPs have voted to merge three West Midlands clinical commissioning groups, HSJ has learned.

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CCG vows to address NHS’ ‘worst’ gender pay gap

A clinical commissioning group that pays men almost twice as much as women has said it will take steps to address its gender pay gap.

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Commissioners eye service cuts in face of £27.9m deficit

A West Midlands clinical commissioning group is mulling service cuts as it comes up against a £27.9m in-year deficit.

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NHS England hires panel to set ‘net zero carbon’ date

An expert panel will this year set “a practical, evidence-based and ambitious date for the NHS to reach net zero” carbon dioxide emissions, NHS England has announced.

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Three CCGs vote to merge to form single STP commissioner

Three clinical commissioning groups in the West Midlands are planning to merge, forming a single commissioner across the sustainability and transformation partnership.

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CCG orders trust to axe 'unaffordable' waiting list blitz

Commissioners have told a local hospital trust to close a temporary operating theatre opened to reduce elective waits because it was proving too expensive.

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CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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CCGs fear patients will stockpile drugs ahead of Brexit

Multiple clinical commissioning groups have raised concerns that patients will start stockpiling medicines and costs will rise if a Brexit deal is not confirmed soon.

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Revealed: One in 10 CCGs flout key NHS spending pledge

One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.

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Exclusive: CCGs U-turn on ‘de-humanising’ funding policies after legal threat

Thirteen clinical commissioning groups have performed a U-turn on “de-humanising” funding policies, after being threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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Watchdog threatens 13 CCGs with legal action over 'discrimination'

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to 13 clinical commissioning groups threatening legal action over “discriminatory” funding policies for people with serious long term health conditions.

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CCGs avoid tender process with £57m contract award

Two incumbent community providers have been named as the lead contractors for a new £57m out of hospital services model proposed for Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Trusts could lose acute beds in stroke services shake-up

Strokes services in Coventry and Warwickshire could be centralised under a plan that will see two hospitals lose all their acute stroke beds.

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GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East

In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.

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Trust sought millions in compensation for 'horrendous' handover delays

An ambulance trust sought millions of pounds in compensation from commissioners for “horrendous” handover delays as part of 2017-18 contract negotiations, HSJ has learnt.

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CCGs reveal appointments to shared executive team

Warwickshire North and Coventry and Rugby clinical commissioning groups have announced the make-up of their shared executive team, following directions from NHS England last year.

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16 CCGs launch integrated NHS 111 and urgent care services

Sixteen West Midlands clinical commissioning groups are set to mobilise a new integrated NHS 111, GP out of hours and urgent care service across a population of 4.6 million after awarding a set of contracts worth up to £172m.

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Yorkshire 'inadequate' CCG appoints new chief officer

A struggling clinical commissioning group in Yorkshire, put in “financial special measures” last week, has appointed a new accountable officer.

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Analysis: CCGs with biggest increases and decreases in GP access

HSJ analysis has identified the clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years, following the annual GP patient survey.

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NHS England moves CCGs to 'single commissioning structures’

“Single commissioning leadership structures” will be introduced in two parts of the country by NHS England as part of a new “financial special measures regime” for clinical commissioning groups.