Digital health company Babylon Healthcare has contacted more than a dozen clinical commissioning groups as it pushes for expansion across the country, including extending its NHS GP partnership to two new cities.
A former clinical commissioning group accountable officer was formally reprimanded after he pressured a colleague to try to sway a contract tender in an ambulance trust’s favour, an employment tribunal has heard.
NHS England’s primary care director has intervened in local dispute over the provision of extended GP opening hours in Derbyshire.
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.
NHS England has been accused of being “totally unethical” after proposing to stop paying for a thyroid drug that is the “difference between living properly and not doing so” for patients.
NHS England’s Oliver Newbould explains why Derbyshire’s four CCGs have taken the decision to implement a joint executive team and he shares his views on the initial appointment of an accountable officer.
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”.
Two foundation trusts in the East Midlands have announced plans to merge and create a single organisation.
STRUCTURE: Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has put on hold a decision to appoint a permanent chief executive amid the possibility it could merge or be taken over by Derbyshire Community Health Services FT.
Regulators have taken action against an NHS trust at the centre of a sexual harassment case that saw a former director awarded £800,000 by an employment tribunal.
COMMERCIAL: The country’s largest GP federation has changed its constitution to become a community interest company.
APPOINTMENT: Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Gavin Boyle as its new chief executive.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
Serious concerns have been raised about the Care Quality Commission’s handling of fit and proper person regulations after a complaint against a chief executive left one trust facing a bill of £200,000 for an independent investigation, HSJ can reveal.
PERFORMANCE: Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has been removed from regulatory special measures.
COMMERCIAL: Commissioners across the East Midlands are looking to extend their contracts with the region’s biggest providers of NHS 111 services by six months. It follows an NHS England moratorium on procuring fresh contracts until September.
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.