A commissioner’s elective lead has raised concerns about the distance cardiology patients face travelling for treatment.
Two health economies will team up to reconfigure acute services which could result in shared services, separation of urgent and elective work, and staff sharing schemes.
Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.
The board of Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust explain how the role of independent chair will lead the Integrated Care System Leadership Group and help shape the vision of transforming health and social care across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Nursing students will have their course fees paid for government funding in exchange for committing to work for two remote NHS trusts.
Experts have warned commissioners are being “short-sighted” in their lack of support for adults with ADHD, with many areas failing to provide a diagnosis service.
NHS providers and commissioners will both face fines for each patient waiting more than a year for treatment, according to new plans.
Variation in dementia diagnosis rates across England has fallen, but a senior GP has told HSJ such targets risked being too “simplistic” and the focus should shift to ensuring patients are supported post-diagnosis.
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.
Commissioners are reviewing a failed procurement after a tender for a county wide patient transport service – which was amended after an outcry from patients – did not attract any bidders.
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.
Extra beds, more staff at night, and twice-daily meetings with health economy chiefs are among the factors that caused an “inadequate” trust’s A&E performance to rocket by nearly 40 percentage points in two months.
A mental health trust in a rural location has opened 15 rehabilitation beds to implement a “unique” model of care which it says will eliminate the need for inappropriate out of n area placements.
Kidney patients in Cornwall relying on dialysis treatment will continue to receive NHS funded transport to hospital after commissioners reversed a decision to make them pay.
More than one in 10 clinical commissioning groups were forecasting they would miss the national mental health spending mandate for 2017-18, latest NHS England data shows.
The proportion of clinical commissioning groups whose mental health spending will fall in cash terms is predicted to double this year to one in 10, HSJ can reveal.
The council’s decision to reject plans for an accountable care system will not affect Cornwall’s progress towards integrated health and social care, the chair of Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group has said.
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.
Cornwall Council is set to take over the functions of Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group as part of the development of an accountable care system.