Two clinical commissioning groups in a financially struggling health economy are proposing to merge by April next year to enable them to “punch our weight”.
A high profile regulator and quango chief has been appointed as the new independent chair of a troubled health economy.
An acute hospital trust could merge with a social enterprise company that provides community, mental health and social care services, HSJ has learned.
An integrated acute and community trust has taken a construction consultancy to court after an alleged botched refurbishment of a hospital.
A former primary care trust chief is set to lead a health economy on an interim basis after local managers were unable to find a candidate to take on the role permanently.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Two foundation trust chiefs are to be the interim leaders of a financially challenged sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.
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.
A clinical commissioning group that is under legal directions is set to add £57m to its spiralling cumulative deficit in 2017-18.
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.
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.
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.
Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell
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.