NHS Kernow CCG

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Trust chief warns county council over unpaid invoices

A foundation trust boss in a struggling health economy has raised the prospect of a “formal dispute” with the county council over more than £2m of late invoice payments.

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Council to become 'strategic commissioner for all healthcare' in county

Cornwall Council is set to take over the functions of Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group as part of the development of an accountable care system.

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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.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Trust faces special measures amid quality and bullying concerns

England’s most south westerly trust is set to be placed in special measures after it was rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.

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Charity fears national precedent if CCG axes free transport services

A charity has warned a dangerous precedent may be set if a clinical commissioning group enforces its decision to stop funding non-emergency patient transport to people who rely on “life sustaining” treatment.

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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.

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Daily Insight: Shrinking deficit or history repeating?

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Financially struggling CCG has 'no plan' to hit deficit target

A clinical commissioning group that is in the capped expenditure process has said it has “no viable plan” to hit its control total this financial year.

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CCG gives green light to service switch in breach of procurement law

Commissioners have agreed to help an acute trust access more incentive funding through changing the way its accident and emergency performance is reported – despite the decision breaching procurement regulations.

The contract is for 111 and out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

New NHS-private partnership wins £48m contract

Commissioners have awarded a £48m contract for out of hours GP and 111 services to a consortium of public and private providers including an acute trust.

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'Never events' probe launched at trust after CCG concerns

A review has been launched into the quality and safety of acute services at a major acute provider after a cluster of “never events” at the trust alarmed commissioners.

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Inadequate CCG's deficit reaches £60m

NHS England has expressed “significant concerns” over the financial future of an inadequate clinical commissioning group, which is set to end 2016-17 with a deficit of over £60m.

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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.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: Leadership troubles across the boards

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

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Suspended CCG chief resigns after critical investigations

The suspended managing director of Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group has stood down, it has been confirmed.

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HSJ Catch Up: Judicial review and the Kernow climbdown

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Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: The cost of Kernow

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

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NHS England rows back on £396k deal for CCG interim director

WORKFORCE: A clinical commissioning group will be forced to revisit the near £400,000 “financial package” for its interim turnaround director, after NHS England decided it should be subject to new financial controls.

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NHS England permits CCG to spend nearly £400k on interim director

APPOINTMENT: NHS England has authorised a clinical commissioning group to spend £396,000 on an interim turnaround director.