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