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.
Birmingham and Solihull’s merging clinical commissioning groups have appointed their first joint chief executive on an interim basis, after failing to find a permanent candidate.
A merger of three clinical commissioning groups would streamline commissioning across Birmingham and Solihull with some functions shifting to accountable care organisations.
A sustainability and transformation partnership has intervened in a specialist trust’s sharply deteriorating RTT performance, appointing an outside executive to lead the recovery.
Commissioners are planning to spend millions of pounds on extra acute mental health services, after shortfalls in beds in a controversial new service placed patients at “intolerable” risk.
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.
Dame Julie Moore is to be confirmed as the new lead for the Birmingham and Solihull sustainability and transformation plan.
Progress towards a merger creating the biggest clinical commissioning group in the country, covering 1.2 million people, has been delayed because commissioners have failed to sign off a shared financial plan.
The risk of a patient taking their life is “high” in West Midlands’ mental health trusts due to a shortage of acute beds, the Care Quality Commission has warned.
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.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
Clinical commissioning group mergers must create footprints that help deliver sustainability and transformation plans, and which are “future proofed” for the emergence of accountable care providers, under new NHS England guidance.