More than one in 10 clinical commissioning groups were forecasting they would miss the national mental health spending mandate for 2017-18, latest NHS England data shows.
The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.
National leaders have lifted the legal directions for three formerly struggling clinical commissioning groups.
A trust that was recently criticised over the “oppressive” culture within its maternity department ran a “normal birth” campaign earlier this year, HSJ can reveal.
A trust in the West Midlands has been issued with enforcement action by the Care Quality Commission following concerns about an “oppressive” culture in its maternity department.
A trust’s stroke services deemed “unsustainable” by commissioners are set to be taken over by a neighbouring provider.
A trust in the West Midlands cancelled elective operations for three weeks in March in a bid to meet its financial targets set by NHS Improvement.
A West Midlands clinical commissioning group, currently under NHS England legal directions, has dissolved the joint commissioning unit it had with its local authority.
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.
Four clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country are set to move towards a “single management structure”, HSJ has learned.
Sixteen West Midlands clinical commissioning groups are set to mobilise a new integrated NHS 111, GP out of hours and urgent care service across a population of 4.6 million after awarding a set of contracts worth up to £172m.
A struggling clinical commissioning group in Yorkshire, put in “financial special measures” last week, has appointed a new accountable officer.
“Single commissioning leadership structures” will be introduced in two parts of the country by NHS England as part of a new “financial special measures regime” for clinical commissioning groups.
NHS Improvement and NHS England have launched a new financial special measures regime for trusts and clinical commissioning groups which are not meeting their performance commitments.
WORKFORCE: A hospital’s neonatal unit caring for seriously ill new born babies did not have enough nurses or doctors to meet national guidelines and should not have been operating, an independent report has concluded.
Regulators have extended the deadline for NHS providers to submit their operational plans for the current financial year because “very few” have met the deadline for agreeing their contract.
Six clinical commissioning groups have been accused of ignoring or misrepresenting clinical guidance in order to restrict access to vital surgery.
The Royal Wolverhampton Trust will take over the running of three GP practices from April as part of a pilot scheme to integrate primary and secondary care in the West Midlands city.
PERFORMANCE: A West Midlands hospital is expected to be put in special measures this week after the Care Quality Commission found serious failings and risks to patient safety.