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CQC regime doesn’t work for trusts like mine, says CEO

The Care Quality Commission’s risk-based inspection regime unfairly disadvantage trusts with more than one hospital site, the boss of a multisite trust has told HSJ.

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CCGs bailing out trusts ‘shows progress in struggling STP’

Norfolk and Waveney commissioners have provided financial support to help two acute trusts agree control totals, in a deal they say shows progress in the challenged health economy.

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Exclusive: Trusts target £100m in donations for new children’s hospital

Two NHS trusts hope to raise £100m from public donations to help finance the construction of a specialist children’s hospital in what is understood to be the biggest health service fundraising operation of its kind.

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Large-scale GP providers’ role in PCNs revealed

There are seven primary care networks entirely made up of multi-practice GP providers, with a further 38 composed of a single very large practice, according to data collected by HSJ.

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STP plans to axe all trauma services at DGH

Cambridgeshire leaders have set out plans to remove all trauma work from a struggling district general hospital as part of a major clinical reconfiguration.

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CCG axes IVF despite minister branding decision “not acceptable”

A heavily indebted CCG is to end funding for almost all IVF treatment, despite being told by a government minister that the move was “not acceptable”.

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Capital squeeze will compromise patient safety, warns teaching hospital

Keeping patients safe at a major trauma centre will become “increasingly untenable” because the trust is being denied capital funding, its chief executive has warned.

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Struggling CCG forced to reduce services cuts programme

One of the NHS’ largest commissioning groups has radically reduced a package of community service cuts following pushback from providers and clinicians.

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Revealed: The new CCG ratings

Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.

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UPDATED: CCG backtracks over major cuts plan after DHSC intervention

A large clinical commissioning group has pushed back its discussion of controversial proposals to axe NHS funded IVF, just hours after HSJ reported the recommendations were on the table.

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CCG facing £75m deficit sets out huge cuts package

A financially-troubled clinical commissioning group forecasting a £75m deficit has recommended a multimillion pound package of cuts, including permanently axing IVF for its population.

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Concerns over 'short-sighted' plans to aid struggling health system

Healthwatch Norfolk has raised concerns over “short-sighted” plans to ease pressures on an overstretched health system by asking its neighbours to contribute to a £25m bailout.

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Quintet of STPs to bail out struggling neighbour

Five sustainability and transformation partnerships in the east of England have been asked to bail out a neighbour facing a major deficit.

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Chief targets 2023 to open region's first children’s hospital

A region’s first specialist children’s hospital – combining physical and mental health services – may be opened in 2023 now the government has approved up to £100m for the long-planned project, the lead chief executive has told HSJ.

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Early cancer diagnosis rates drop in several areas

The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.

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Revealed: Third of population overseen by 13 CCG leaders

Almost a third of England’s population is now overseen by 13 clinical commissioning group leaders, according to new analysis.

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Elite FT seeks support for near £100m deficit

A Shelford Group trust is seeking further financial support from the Department of Health and Social Care after forecasting a deficit of almost £100m.

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Quarter of CCGs fall below psychosis spend benchmark

Nearly a quarter of clinical commissioning groups are spending less than the estimated sum needed to provide proper care to seriously ill mental health patients, according to a new analysis by HSJ.

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Mapped: STP commissioning ratings

HSJ has produced commissioning ratings for every “sustainability and transformation partnership” in England, based on the new assessments of clinical commissioning groups published by NHS England.

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Major acute trust appoints new chief

North West Anglia Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive following the retirement of Stephen Graves.