NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG

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CQC: 'No coherent strategy' for city's health services

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.

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CCGs braced for care firm collapse

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.

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CCGs pulled out of special measures ahead of mergers

Three clinical commissioning groups have been taken out of special measures ahead of mergers this weekend.

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.

Great Yarmouth

NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

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.

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More CCGs given NHS England legal directions

Three clinical commissioning groups has been given legal directions from NHS England amid ongoing financial difficulties, including one CCG involved in a major merger.

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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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GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East

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.

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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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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

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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.