NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG

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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.

A&E sliding puzzle

Revealed: The surprising answer to fixing the NHS's A&E crisis

This year’s HSJ100 highlighted the Mexican standoff between Simon Stevens and Jeremy Hunt over whether the NHS had enough money to deliver on its priorities – particularly A&E access and elective waiting times.

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.


Commissioners U-turn on controversial 12 week minimum waits

One of the NHS’s largest clinical commissioning groups is set to ditch a controversial policy enforcing 12 week minimum waiting times for adults needing “non-urgent” treatment – just two months after setting out the plan.


CCGs overspend by £60m but only one revises forecast

Local commissioners overspent against their financial plans by nearly £60m in the four months to August, but NHS England still expects them to deliver a near breakeven position by the end of 2017-18.

Tracy Dowling

Financially challenged CCG must not get 'distracted', says outgoing chief

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, one of England’s largest commissioners, must not get “distracted” by designing new structures following its improved rating, its outgoing chief officer has warned.

Tracy Dowling

CCG chief officer leaving to lead foundation trust

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group chief officer Tracy Dowling is leaving to head up the area’s mental health and community care provider.


CCG rows back on service closures following local backlash

Three Cambridgeshire minor injuries units threatened with closure could be reprieved and even expanded, following public outcry about the potential service downgrades.


CCGs could be 'forced into wrong decisions' by spending deadline

Commissioners have raised concerns over a national direction to spend the 2016-17 allocation of the primary care estates and technology transformation fund by the end of March, despite it only being allocated in October.

Older people's services

MPs: Services 'likely to suffer' after UnitingCare contract collapse

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has been told by MPs to “come clean” about the potential damage to services caused by the collapse of a £750m contract.


Addenbrooke's £140m IT contract hangs in balance

Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust could ditch the main IT provider of its high profile eHospital programme, which HSJ understands is making a significant contribution to its large deficit.

Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS FT

Hospitals cancel hundreds of appointments after 'critical' tech crash

Two hospitals in the Midlands have had critical internal incidents declared after a major technology failure, which is affecting all trust IT and telecoms systems.


Exclusive: Private firm quits high profile £120m NHS development

A private healthcare firm has pulled out of a high profile partnership with the NHS, which is due to develop a £120m multi-purpose complex, HSJ can reveal.

Older woman in wheelchair

CCG and advisers accuse each other over £750m contract collapse

A review of the £750m UnitingCare Partnership contract debacle has laid bare the disjointed process undertaken by Cambridgeshire commissioners and its advisers, and the rows over who was to blame.

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What's new in care models: Vanguard seeks Far East joint venture partner

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View


Trust chiefs deny 'low-balling' bid before major contract collapse

NHS trusts involved in the UnitingCare debacle have denied making a deliberately unrealistic, low bid to win the £750m contract, amid an escalating row with another provider about why the deal had collapsed.

Simon Stevens

New rules to follow £750m contract debacle and Brexit

System leaders are drawing up new rules for NHS bodies tendering large contracts in response to the disastrous collapse of a £750m deal last year, Simon Stevens has told MPs.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Exclusive: Hinchingbrooke names private partner for £150m building project

A district general hospital has selected a preferred private sector partner for an ambitious project to develop a “health campus”, build up to 385 houses and deliver £5m of recurrent income, HSJ has learned.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Updated: Strategic Projects Team closed after 'real concerns' emerge

The NHS’s East of England commercial advisory unit the Strategic Projects Team is to be “closed down”.

Older woman with alarm

NAO: Major contract collapse reveals 'significant risks' to patients

The NHS’s fragmented regulation system is placing patients at “significant risk”, according to a withering report on the collapse of a flagship £750m contract in Cambridgeshire by the National Audit Office.