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CCGs backtrack on £10.5m contract after legal challenge

Three clinical commissioning groups pulled out of a £10.5m fertility contract just weeks before the service was meant to start, after a legal challenge to the decision.

Great Yarmouth

NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

Birmingham

Exclusive: Mergers involving 11 CCGs get green light

NHS England has approved unprecedented changes to clinical commissioning groups across the country, consolidating 11 CCGs into four, HSJ can reveal.

Bristol

CCGs tender £125m contract for integrated urgent care

A distressed health economy is redesigning its urgent care services with commissioners releasing a £125m contract to bring urgent out of hospital services together.

Clifton bridge Bristol

CCGs confirm plan for mega-merger

Three clinical commissioning groups that cover one of the most financially strained health economies in the country have proposed a full merger as part of a wider reconfiguration of services.

Dave west expert briefing

The Commissioner: Outstanding trust but STP is bottom of the class

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West.

Sir Ron Kerr

Former trust chief to chair STP 'undergoing refresh'

Sir Ron Kerr has been appointed as independent chair of troubled South West sustainability and transformation partnership.

Bristol

Troubled STP battling with £90m deficit

A sustainability and transformation partnership with severe financial problems is seeking £82m savings, as current plans amount to a £90m commissioner deficit for 2017-18.

Ascot horse racing

GP quality: The best and worst areas in the South

East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst rated GP surgeries in the South, exclusive HSJ analysis has shown.

Bristol

'Special measures' CCG group hires STP lead as joint chief officer

Three clinical commissioning groups – two of which are in financial special measures – have recruited a joint chief officer for the first time.

Bristol one use

Major children's services contract awarded to independent-led partnership

A partnership of non-profit and NHS providers have been awarded a multimillion pound contract to provide children’s community services in the South West.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: What's good for the goose...

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Bristol Children's Hospital

'Shared leadership' plan for South West trusts

Bristol’s two acute trusts are developing “shared leadership arrangements”, NHS Improvement has announced.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: A South West super-CCG?

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Clifton bridge Bristol

Exclusive: Struggling CCGs weigh up merger

Three clinical commissioning groups in the South West are weighing up plans for a single accountable officer or a full merger, HSJ can reveal.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: Resetting the South West

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Waiting room

Analysis: CCGs with biggest increases and decreases in GP access

HSJ analysis has identified the clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years, following the annual GP patient survey.

Croydon skyline

NHS England moves CCGs to 'single commissioning structures’

“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.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mapped: The trusts and CCGs in new special measures regime

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.