NHS Herts Valleys CCG

Patient transport

Trust given two-year contract after private provider collapse

A two year patient transport contract was awarded to an ambulance trust, after it said it would not otherwise be able to provide short term support, it has emerged.

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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.

Scales

CCGs demand patients lose weight or face indefinite wait for surgery

People in Hertfordshire who smoke or are obese face indefinite waits for routine surgery unless they quit smoking or lose weight, commissioners have decided as they try to save £68m this financial year.

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CCG to review £8.5m social care funding withdrawal

County council defers decision to ask health secretary Jeremy Hunt to intervene

Jeremy Hunt

CCG to be reported to Hunt over £8.5m care fund withdrawal

Councillors to consider asking health secretary Jeremy Hunt to intervene

Lister Hospital

Trust set to miss financial target by £20m

East and North Hertfordshire Trust has reported a steep deterioration in its finances and is now forecast to end the financial year with a £28m deficit.

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Commissioners may make 'controversial' cuts to break even

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group is heading for a £15m deficit in 2016-17 unless it makes “controversial decisions” to cut patient services.

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CCG names STP lead as new chief

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed the STP lead for south west London as its new chief executive.

Surgery

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Jury

Patient died after 'gross failure to provide basic medical attention'

A ‘gross failure to provide basic medical attention’ to a prisoner admitted to Watford General Hospital amounted to neglect that contributed to his death, a jury inquest has ruled.

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Value in Healthcare Awards 2015 shortlist announced

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Cambridge

CCG plans to move services from ‘void’ hospital

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG

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CCG and councils launch tender for 'troubled adults' service

Hertfordshire CC is working with two districts and other local agencies on the scheme

Baby

Watford Hospital suspends private obstetric service

STRUCTURE: West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust has suspended midwifery obstetric services for private patients at Watford Hospital, following feedback from the Care Quality Commission.

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Acute trust takes control of community stroke ward

STRUCTURE: West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust has taken over a stroke ward and a ward for patients awaiting placement in a nursing home after Hertfordshire Community Trust said it could not guarantee safe provision of services.

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London Trust aims to be support worker training hub

WORKFORCE: Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust is applying to become one of six regional centres for the training of healthcare support workers.

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Special measures trust looking for two new ‘buddies’

PERFORMANCE: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust is in talks to enter into a formal ‘buddying’ arrangement with Royal United Hospitals Bath FT, following the end of its relationship with Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals FT.

CT scanner

Orthopaedic trust set to complete major upgrade of site and services

STRUCTURE: The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital will complete an £11.7m investment by the end of the year bringing services including a new day case unit, electronic prescribing systems and CT and MRI scanners, its chief executive has promised.

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