One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.
NHS organisations in the West Midlands are set to run a “controlled experiment” around a new waiting time target for accident and emergency services, HSJ can reveal.
Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned.
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.
The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.
Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.
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.
NHS England has released details of three arbitration cases between commissioners and trusts, which were arguing over millions in funding.
One of the most advanced national vanguard projects has decided to form a multispecialty community provider through an alliance agreement rather than go out to procurement as it “would take longer”.
A trust in the West Midlands has signed a deal to transfer its surplus land to the Homes and Communities Agency.
Birmingham City Council is in dispute with a hospital trust over unpaid fines for delayed transfers of care totalling £1.1m.
A trust in the West Midlands has pushed back the opening of its new hospital by six months following “engineering difficulty”.
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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.
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.