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Exclusive: 'Extremely concerning' A&E issued with fourth CQC notice

An accident and emergency department has been served with a fourth enforcement notice in nine months, after the Care Quality Commission said it continued to be “extremely concerned” about the care provided.

Contract 3x2

NHS England launches consultation on accountable care contract

The creation of new accountable care organisations to deliver health services has moved a step closer after NHS England launched a long awaited consultation on a proposed contract.

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CQC reveals catalogue of failings in “unsafe” A&E

The CQC has found a catalogue of failings in an “unsafe” A&E, following an inspection prompted by a patient death.

Disability and housing

Exclusive: CCGs U-turn on ‘de-humanising’ funding policies after legal threat

Thirteen clinical commissioning groups have performed a U-turn on “de-humanising” funding policies, after being threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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High Court told NHS 'can't go back to block pricing'

A High Court was told the NHS “cannot wind back the clock to block pricing” in the first of two judicial review hearings over NHS England’s accountable care organisation contract.

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STP leader steps down

The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.

Paul Maubach

Aspiring ACO will not 'fully integrate' vast majority of its GPs

The “vast majority” of GPs are expected to choose “partial” rather than “full” integration with the accountable care organisation being pursued by Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, its chief has said.

Support staff care

Watchdog threatens 13 CCGs with legal action over 'discrimination'

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to 13 clinical commissioning groups threatening legal action over “discriminatory” funding policies for people with serious long term health conditions.

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Exclusive: Three-trust merger plan dropped

A merger of three trusts has been dropped because it would have created a trust spanning two sustainability and transformation partnership areas, along with concerns over clinical and financial viability, HSJ can reveal.

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Creation of first ACOs put on pause

NHS England and the Department of Health have effectively paused the creation of the first NHS accountable care organisations, pending further consultation.

Sunderland

Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.

Calendar

Exclusive: Pioneering NHS ACO contract set back

The procurement to establish a pioneering “accountable care organisation” model in the NHS has been further delayed, HSJ has learned.

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Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis shows

Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.

Pills

NHS England 'unethical' to propose withdrawing life changing drug

NHS England has been accused of being “totally unethical” after proposing to stop paying for a thyroid drug that is the “difference between living properly and not doing so” for patients.

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Providers chosen for first comprehensive MCP contract

Four trusts in partnership with GPs are on course to win a multibillion pound new care model contract.

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Vanguard site issues multi-billion-pound tender in NHS first

A multi-billion pound tender has been issued for one of the most advanced national vanguard sites, in what is believed to be a first.

Improving the value of primary care services

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Improving the Value of Primary Care Services

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Contract 3x2

Region moves towards contracts to cover whole STP

Clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country have set out a timeline to procure a single acute and single mental health contract across their sustainability and transformation plan area, HSJ has learned.

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CCGs move to 'single management structure' across STP

Four clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country are set to move towards a “single management structure”, HSJ has learned.