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.
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.
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.
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.
Strokes services in Coventry and Warwickshire could be centralised under a plan that will see two hospitals lose all their acute stroke beds.
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.
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.
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.
A struggling clinical commissioning group in Yorkshire, put in “financial special measures” last week, has appointed a new accountable officer.
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.
“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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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.
A clinical commissioning group has abandoned its high profile competitive tender for community services in favour of a joint programme with two neighbouring commissioners.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
FINANCE: University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire Trust reported an in-year deficit of £13m in August, according to board documents.
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.
The chief executive of a North West community trust is to take on the top job at a West Midlands mental health provider.
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.
FINANCE: A West Midlands trust finished last year with a deficit £18.7m worse than that it originally planned for, recent board papers reveal.