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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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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.

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What's new in care models: When councils should take over

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by integration reporter David Williams.

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Council to lead county-wide CAMHS tender

A county council has been nominated to lead the procurement of a new mental health services contract for young people spanning three clinical commissioning groups.

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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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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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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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South Warwickshire FT and GPs plan joint contract bids

COMMERCIAL: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has established a partnership with a large scale GP federation, with the intention of bidding together for a local community services contract.

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New chief executive for West Midlands trust

The chief executive of a North West community trust is to take on the top job at a West Midlands mental health provider.

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Interim provider chosen to deliver NHS 111 service

COMMERCIAL: A 111 service in the West Midlands will be provided in the interim by an urgent care and GP out of hours provider, Vocare, to replace West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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West Midlands trust ends year with deficit millions worse than planned

FINANCE: A West Midlands trust finished last year with a deficit £18.7m worse than that it originally planned for, recent board papers reveal.

Midlands trust chief executive to retire

WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust has announced she will retire later this year.

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Mental health repatriation ensures patients are homeward bound

Three CCGs saved £10.5m and improved patient outcomes