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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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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 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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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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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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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.

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Mapped: The trusts and CCGs in new special measures regime

NHS Improvement and NHS England have launched a new financial special measures regime for trusts and clinical commissioning groups which are not meeting their performance commitments.

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CCG abandons controversial community services procurement

A clinical commissioning group has abandoned its high profile competitive tender for community services in favour of a joint programme with two neighbouring commissioners.

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CCG’s drug ordering scheme will save ‘£8m a year’

FINANCE: Leaders of a West Midlands clinical commissioning group have estimated that a pilot scheme designed to cut medicines waste will save them up to £8m a year.

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

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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Lack of winter cash 'will mean more A&E diverts'

Hospital chiefs have warned they face the “most difficult winter in recent memory” after cuts to their resilience funding.

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GPs tell patients providers are ‘in crisis’

PRIMARY CARE: GPs across Coventry have written to patients telling them that general practice is ‘in crisis’ due to a reduction in government funding as a proportion of the total NHS budget.

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Coventry and Warwickshire posts £13m in-year deficit

FINANCE: University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire Trust reported an in-year deficit of £13m in August, according to board documents.

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Exclusive: Norman Lamb to chair mental health commission

Norman Lamb will chair a commission looking at the links between poor mental health, public services and the economy, set up by local authorities in the West Midlands, they have confirmed to HSJ.