HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed new organisations to run GP out of hours services after the collapse of multiple contracts held by Allied Healthcare and its subsidiaries.
Thousands of patients could be left without GP out of hours services after a cash-strapped private provider said it would cease operations by the end of the month.
Digital health company Babylon Healthcare has contacted more than a dozen clinical commissioning groups as it pushes for expansion across the country, including extending its NHS GP partnership to two new cities.
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.
Andy Cowper reflects on the leadership and management skills of Dame Julie Moore, who has just retired as chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham FT
NHS England has intervened in a potential expansion of GP at Hand – saying it should be blocked until concerns about patient access to screening can be resolved.
The Birmingham and Solihull health economy has appointed a new leader following the retirement of Dame Julie Moore.
Five clinical commissioning groups have significantly improved their ratings in the new assessment framework published by NHS England.
Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned.
An accountable officer has been appointed across eight clinical commissioning groups in London, covering the most populous patch of any chief officer.
Health and care leaders in Birmingham lack a coherent strategy for the city and remain focused on organisational rather than system priorities, the Care Quality Commission has said.
NHS organisations are understood to be developing contingency plans in case a company providing services to around 90 clinical commissioning groups runs into further financial trouble.
Three clinical commissioning groups have been taken out of special measures ahead of mergers this weekend.
A substantive chief executive has been appointed to run what will be the largest clinical commissioning group in England when it is formed via a three-way merger in April.
Three merging Birmingham and Solihull clinical commissioning groups have appointed local GP Peter Ingham as their new clinical chair.
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
NHS England has approved unprecedented changes to clinical commissioning groups across the country, consolidating 11 CCGs into four, HSJ can reveal.
Alerts for hundreds of continuing healthcare patients went undetected because an IT system was left “unmanned” for months.
Three clinical commissioning groups has been given legal directions from NHS England amid ongoing financial difficulties, including one CCG involved in a major merger.