NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG

Paul Hennings

Chief executive appointed for largest CCG

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.

Peter Ingram

Clinical chair appointed for biggest CCG merger in the country

Three merging Birmingham and Solihull clinical commissioning groups have appointed local GP Peter Ingham as their new clinical chair.

Birmingham

Exclusive: Mergers involving 11 CCGs get green light

NHS England has approved unprecedented changes to clinical commissioning groups across the country, consolidating 11 CCGs into four, HSJ can reveal.

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CSU blunder leads to hundreds of missed continuing healthcare alerts

Alerts for hundreds of continuing healthcare patients went undetected because an IT system was left “unmanned” for months.

Paul Jennings

Merger CCGs appoint interim after failing to recruit permanent chief

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.

Birmingham

Plans confirmed for biggest ever CCG merger

A merger of three clinical commissioning groups would streamline commissioning across Birmingham and Solihull with some functions shifting to accountable care organisations.

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

STP director appointed to lead trust's turnaround

A sustainability and transformation partnership has intervened in a specialist trust’s sharply deteriorating RTT performance, appointing an outside executive to lead the recovery.

Birmingham

Mental health beds shortfall puts patients at 'intolerable' risk

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.

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Dame Julie Moore to take over STP

Dame Julie Moore is to be confirmed as the new lead for the Birmingham and Solihull sustainability and transformation plan.

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Finance woes hold up biggest CCG merger in England

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.

Beds

'High' risk to patients due to regional bed shortage, CQC warns

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.

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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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NHS England sets new rules for CCG mergers

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.

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Second 'full' STP published as council hits out at process

The second “full” sustainability and transformation plan has been published, by a London local authority which has criticised the STP process citing concerns over transparency and a lack of focus on adult social care.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

City becomes the first to publish its full STP

Birmingham and Solihull’s sustainability and transformation plan, which has been published today despite NHS England asking for the release of STPs to be delayed, has proposed a single “lead provider” for maternity care.

Birmingham

NHS funding pressure pushes up council overspend

Efforts to bolster the struggling social care system in Birmingham while the city’s sustainability and transformation plan focuses on dealing with NHS funding pressures have pushed the council’s projected overspend this year to £35m, it has emerged.

Birmingham

GP alliance to cover 1 million patients

Eight large scale GP providers across Birmingham have formed an alliance to improve representation of general practice in local sustainability and transformation planning, HSJ has learnt.

Birmingham

Merger CCGs appoint joint chair for new board

Three clinical commissioning groups have appointed a chair for a new joint board being established ahead of their planned full merger.

Birmingham

Exclusive: Birmingham CCGs plan to merge by April 2018

Three Birmingham clinical commissioning groups are planning to merge in April 2018, HSJ understands.

Ambulance

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.