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Mike Richards’ review finds ‘hostility’ in pioneering integration patch

A review by Sir Mike Richards has warned of ‘really poor’ working relationships and ‘hostility’ within the system that was due to launch the NHS’ first integrated care provider, HSJ has learned.

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Landmark integration contract shelved after NHS England intervention

NHS England has forced leaders in the Black Country to stop work on a landmark integrated care provider contract, HSJ has learned.

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HSJ’s 10 most read commissioning stories of 2020

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2020, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read commissioning stories of the year.

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HSJ’s 10 most read primary care stories of 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, HSJ takes a look at its most read stories of the year.

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CCG rejects medics’ plea to halt landmark procurement

A plea by hospital consultants for their local commissioners to delay the procurement of a landmark “integrated care provider” contract has been rejected, HSJ can confirm.

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Eighty senior medics slam ‘disruptive’ push for landmark ICP contract

More than 80 senior medics have raised concerns over the “irresponsible” development of what would be a ground-breaking “integrated care provider”, HSJ can reveal.

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Director roles advertised for England’s first ‘integrated care provider’

Director roles for the NHS’ first integrated care provider have been advertised ahead of its launch later this year.

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Exclusive: Councils accuse local STP of ‘excluding’ them

Two councils have accused their local NHS of failing to involve them in its system planning, and complained about how an integrated care system is being developed.

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Aspiring integrated care provider makes first formal appointment

An aspiring integrated care provider in the West Midlands has appointed an independent chair to lead the future organisation, HSJ can reveal.

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Plan to break up CCG rejected

Sandwell and West Birmingham GPs have rejected a proposal to break-up their clinical commissioning group, despite the city’s local medical committee saying a vote against the split would be a “disaster”.

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Trust challenges 'perplexing' CCG boundary proposal

West Birmingham GPs are being encouraged to break away and join a new CCG, despite strong opposition from the local hospital trust, which has described the proposal as “perplexing”.

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NHS England confirms funding for major national programme

NHS England has confirmed a further year’s funding will be available for a major national programme amid doubts from local commissioners.

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The Integrator: Does anybody want the ICP contract?

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by commissioning correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

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Trust chair to leave after MPs' concerns

The chair of a West Midlands trust is set to leave following concerns from four local MPs around the extension of her tenure.

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The Integrator: Five questions about ICS development

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by commissioning correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

Lincolnshire: eyeing savings of £14m through redesign

CCGs reveal large backlogs of death reviews

NHS England has been urged to dramatically increase its funding for reviews of learning disability deaths, as clinical commissioning groups have revealed large backlogs with their investigations

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Plans for first integrated care trust delayed by a year

The creation of the NHS’ first integrated care trust has been delayed until 2020, due to the complexity of the contractual model.

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CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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Collapsed OOH contracts transferred to new providers

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.

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Exclusive: Safety concerns amid collapse of OOH contracts

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.