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.
The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.
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.
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.
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.
NHS England and the Department of Health have effectively paused the creation of the first NHS accountable care organisations, pending further consultation.
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.
The procurement to establish a pioneering “accountable care organisation” model in the NHS has been further delayed, HSJ has learned.
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.
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.
Four trusts in partnership with GPs are on course to win a multibillion pound new care model contract.
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.
NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group: Lambeth DataNet
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.
Four clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country are set to move towards a “single management structure”, HSJ has learned.
Commissioners in the West Midlands have warned local GPs against buying a discounted flu vaccine directly from one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms as it may have “a negative impact for the NHS and taxpayers”.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
The Dudley Group Foundation Trust has selected a new fully integrated IT system as part of its patient administration service in a bid to become a “fully digital” hospital.
All six areas working with NHS England to develop the new MCP contract for GPs have told HSJ they will not be ready to take it on by April, despite the national body’s original intention.
Staff at a Midlands acute trust have been told to stop overspending as it is threatening the trust’s receipt of £10.5m of sustainability and transformation funding.