NHS Hardwick CCG

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Children ‘at risk’ as STP ignores guidance on gluten free foods

Children, pensioners and low income families may be at risk because an STP is ignoring government guidance on commissioning gluten free foods, a senior health leader has warned.

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Four CCGs to hire joint chief then create 'single organisation'

The four clinical commissioning groups in Derbyshire are to begin recruitment for a single shared chief officer, and are planning to move to a ”single strategic commissioning organisation”.

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GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East

In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.

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Commissioners reveal plans to tackle variation in children's surgery

STRUCTURE: A regional shake-up of stroke treatment and paediatric surgery is being planned to tackle shortages of key staff and variations in care.

King's Mill hospital

Unsustainable Midlands trust picks merger partner

STRUCTURE: Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has been named as the preferred organisation to acquire neighbouring Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust.

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Acute care vanguard awarded nearly £1m transformation funding

FINANCE: A consortium of seven East Midlands acute trusts has been awarded £960,000 to support its work as a vanguard site developing a new model for radiology services.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

King's Mill hospital

Failing FT needs 'long term partner', say regulators

PERFORMANCE: Regulators have said a failing foundation trust requires a ‘close tie-up with a long term partner’, after spending more than two years in special measures.

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Monitor probes trust governance following unfair dismissal ruling

LEADERSHIP: Monitor is investigating how a mental health trust is run after an employment tribunal found that a trust director was unfairly dismissed after being harassed by the former trust chair.

Hardwick CCG

Best Places to Work 2015 – CCGs

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Fallout from Nottingham dermatology collapse hits nearby trust

PERFORMANCE: The high profile collapse of dermatology services at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust is now having a knock-on effect on the services at a neighbouring trust, board papers indicate.

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FT encourages staff to join credit union

WORKFORCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust is urging all its staff to join a credit union, HSJ has learned.

King's Mill hospital

Special measures trust to hire turnaround director

WORKFORCE: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust will employ a turnaround director to implement a series of recovery plans agreed with Monitor.

Community trust enjoys high friends and family score

PERFORMANCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust has scored highly for patient satisfaction in its first friends and family test responses since the survey was rolled out to community trusts in January.

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Small hospitals must ask 'searching questions' on future, says DGH chief

STRUCTURE: Smaller hospitals must ask ‘searching questions’ about the services they can realistically provide in order to guarantee their sustainability, a district general hospital chief executive has said.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Commissioners 'shocked' at hospital ward conditions

PERFORMANCE: Commissioners and governors visiting Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust have described a litany of problems found in one of its wards including overcrowding, staffing concerns and a failure to report incidents.

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CCG to consider future for GP ‘acute visits’ scheme

PERFORMANCE: Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group is examining the future of a scheme which allows patients with acute problems to be visited during daytime by a nurse within two hours of a call to a GP surgery.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chesterfield Royal misses cancer target

PERFORMANCE: Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust has missed the national target for treating cancer patients within 62 days of screening for the third month in a row.

Nottingham

Two more trusts reach foundation status

STRUCTURE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and Kent Community Health Trust have been granted foundation trust status by Monitor.

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Acute trust teams up with GP-led provider on care pathways

COMMERCIAL: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust is developing a memorandum of understanding with a GP-led provider on pathways of care linked to community services.