NHS North, East, West Devon CCG

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Government interrogates prices to stymie £200m-plus drugs overspend

Government has begun intensively monitoring new information on the generic drug market to try to stymie additional costs which are running into hundreds of millions of pounds, HSJ has been told.

Northern Devon district hospital

Trust delays waiting time reporting again

Persistent problems with a new electronic patient record system will stop an integrated acute and community trust from reporting its elective waiting times for nearly a year.


Virgin set to bid for £260m children's services contract

Virgin Care has indicated it will bid for an NHS contract to provide children’s community and mental health services in Devon worth at least £259m over seven years, HSJ has learned.


STP and CCGs fail to find new leader from 'limited' pool

Healthcare leaders in the South West have postponed the recruitment for a new accountable officer after failing to attract enough suitable candidates for the role covering two clinical commissioning groups and an STP.

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Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

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Private provider set for £35m children's service contract

Virgin Care is set to receive a £35m contract to provide children’s services for a further year ahead of another re-procurement by commissioners.

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Exclusive: Trust chiefs to jointly lead STP after regional leadership shake-up

Two foundation trust chiefs are to be the interim leaders of a financially challenged sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.


CCGs face 'impossible' choices to deliver higher savings targets

Local commissioners must deliver efficiency savings of almost 4 per cent to meet their financial targets this year, despite failing to get close to last year’s target of 3.2 per cent.

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Largest CCG faces £178m deficit by end of the year

A clinical commissioning group that is under legal directions is set to add £57m to its spiralling cumulative deficit in 2017-18.

Angela Pedder

STP lead and long-serving acute chief to step down

Angela Pedder, leader of the Devon “success regime” and STP and previously a long-serving acute trust chief executive, is stepping down from the post.


Largest CCG given updated legal directions as finances sink

The largest clinical commissioning group in the country has been given fresh legal directions over its financial management, amid a worsening of its cumulative deficit.

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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: Farewell to Andrew Ridley

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


Troubled CCGs spent hundreds of thousands on interim directors

Several clinical commissioning groups which are subject to NHS England legal directions spent hundreds of thousands of pounds each on interim executives and directors last year.

Basildon Hospital

Revealed: Funding for each success regime area

NHS England has allocated just over £20m to the three areas in the national success regime programme to date, HSJ can reveal.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: Kernow’s troubles continue

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

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: England's only health economy running a surplus

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


Deep South: Northern Devon enters the home care market

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

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First NHS trust makes move into home care market

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust is to become the first health service organisation to enter the home care market.


Deep South: Goodbye, hello to Angela Pedder

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