NHS Kirklees CCG

CT scanner

Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis

Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.

Dave west expert briefing

The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

Blackpool

CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

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.

Claire Murdoch

Revealed: One in 10 CCGs flout key NHS spending pledge

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.

Wheelchair on pavement

'Alarming' figures show thousands still waiting too long for wheelchairs

Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.

Huddersfield royal infirmary

Green light for judicial review into A&E closure

A High Court judge has granted a judicial review for campaigners opposing the closure of Huddersfield’s accident and emergency department.

HMRC sign

Tax regulator scrutinises CCG payments to GPs

HM Revenue and Customs has been scrutinising potential attempts from clinical commissioning groups to minimise GPs’ tax payments, HSJ has learned.

Rob Webster

STP moves towards shared control total

Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.

Human hip

Revealed: More older people waiting in pain for urgent hip operations

More older patients are waiting too long in hospital before treatment for painful and crippling hip fractures, new data reveals, potentially undermining “compassion and dignity” for patients.

Informal group meeting

Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Winners of NHS contract disputes worth millions revealed

NHS England has released details of three arbitration cases between commissioners and trusts, which were arguing over millions in funding.

Surgery

STP region aims for huge savings across elective care

Commissioning leaders are aiming to save £50m a year by standardising policies in elective care across their sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.

Carol mckenna

CCGs to share chief officer

A single chief officer has been appointed across neighbouring clinical commissioning groups in West Yorkshire.

Calderdale royal hospital

A&E faces 'temporary' overnight closure

Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust has confirmed plans that could see Calderdale Royal Hospital’s emergency department in Halifax “temporarily” closed at night and patients sent to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary instead.

Jeremy hunt

Reasons for referring controversial hospital closure to Hunt revealed

An acute trust has been accused by councillors of “inadequate” consultation over controversial plans involving the closure of an emergency department and a new £298m private finance initiative hospital.

Calderdale Royal Hospital

Trust plans new PFI deal to fund controversial hospital shake up

A foundation trust is proposing procuring a new private finance initiative to fund its controversial “hot” and “cold” site hospital reconfiguration plans.

Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt to have final say over A&E closure

Controversial plans to close an accident and emergency department and centralise emergency services in a neighbouring town have been referred to Jeremy Hunt for a final decision.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Major hospital shake-up delayed because reducing beds is 'unsafe'

A major reconfiguration of critical care in Yorkshire has been delayed after commissioners agreed reducing bed numbers “would not be safe”.

wheelchair

Thousands of disabled people forced to wait months for wheelchairs

One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.

Leeds town hall

CCGs to join up for STP-wide commissioning

All the clinical commissioning groups across a sustainability and transformation plan footprint have signed up to form a commissioning committee covering the whole patch.