NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG

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Two more digital 'exemplars' to get £7.5m

NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.

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Revealed: Millions of patients denied access to extended GP hours

More than five million patients have no access to extended GP opening hours with new NHS England data showing those CCGs which are furthest away from meeting national deadline.

York Hospital

Teaching trust 'on the verge' of special measures

A teaching trust ‘on the verge’ of financial special measures is applying for distress funding after predicting it will run out of cash next month.

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Smokers and obese patients face six month surgery waits

Elective surgery referrals for smokers and patients with a body mass index over 35 look set to be delayed for six months under a new commissioning plan in Yorkshire.

Simon Pleydell

Former London trust chief executive to lead troubled STP

The chief executive of a London acute trust has agreed to head a troubled sustainability and transformation partnership.

Kevin McGee

NHS Improvement appoints 'buddy' for special measures trust

A provider in both financial and quality special measures has been given a “buddy” trust by NHS Improvement to improve its position.

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Former Southern Health director takes up new executive role

A former regional adviser for the Care Quality Commission has been appointed executive medical director at a community and mental health trust.

York Hospital

Exclusive: Trusts face cash flow crisis as CCGs stop advance payments

Trusts are facing increasing cash flow pressures after NHS England instructed local commissioners to stop making advance payments on block contracts, HSJ can reveal.

Simon Pleydell

London trust chief approached to lead troubled northern STP

A chief executive due to retire from a London acute trust next month has been asked to lead a troubled sustainability and transformation partnership.

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt decision delay 'affecting patient safety' after wards close

Commissioners say a delay in a decision by the health secretary is affecting patient safety after admissions were halted at a community hospital.

Whitby in Yorkshire

NHS England to take 'light touch' approach to CCG collaboration

Three clinical commissioning groups could create a joint committee after one ruled out a merger and sharing a single accountable officer.

Emma Latimer

CCG chief officer quits as STP lead

The chief officer of a CCG rated outstanding is stepping down as lead of a STP with the lowest rating.

Peter Reading

Exclusive: Special measures trust appoints ex-UCLH boss as new chief

A trust in special measures has appointed a former University College London Hospitals boss and private sector consultant as its new chief executive.

Alan Johnson

Former Labour health secretary turns down top NHS roles to join estates firm

Alan Johnson, the former Labour health secretary, has turned down national NHS roles to chair a local estates company, HSJ can reveal.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute trust hit by 'culture of bullying' to change its name

An acute trust is to apply to the Department of Health to change its name, which will draw a line under its controversial recent history.

Bruce Keogh

Keogh unveils safety steps after patient dies from drinking alcohol gel

NHS England’s medical director is considering new safety measures for acute trusts after a patient died from drinking alcohol rub.

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GPs accuse their CCG of 'bias' in service closure row

GPs have written to NHS England to claim their clinical commissioning group was subject to “misinformation and bias” over plans to close minor injuries units.

Household patients

Trust spent £42,000 on lawyers after losing £138m contract

A trust challenging a clinical commissioning group’s decision to award a £138m contract to a non-NHS provider spent more than £42,000 on lawyers and legal proceedings which were withdrawn within a week.

Walk in centre

CCG decides minor injury units to be closed and replaced

Clinical leaders in Yorkshire have decided to close three minor injuries units and replace the others with urgent care centres as part of a major reconfiguration of services.

Humber bridge

FT drops legal challenge to CCG over lost contract

A struggling foundation trust has withdrawn a High Court legal challenge over its losing out on a five-year community services contract.