NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG

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CCG chair loses job after integration plan stalls

The chairman of a clinical commissioning group in the east Midlands has lost his bid to be re-elected to the post.

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Government ranks areas on health and social care joint working

A league table rating performance on patient flow between the boundaries of health and social care has been published, as the Care Quality Commission announces it will continue local area reviews ahead of possible inspections of council commissioning.

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Plans for joint chief of three CCGs stalled

Plans to appoint a joint accountable officer for three clinical commissioning groups in the Midlands have stalled after concerns from one of the organisations.

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Regulator halts teaching trust’s subsidiary plans

A large teaching hospital trust in the East Midlands has dropped plans to set up a subsidiary company after being told by NHS Improvement that the new health and social care secretary Matt Hancock would be unlikely to approve it.

Winter

CCGs ordered to deploy online 111 service ahead of winter

NHS England has ordered the service to bring forward the national roll-out of NHS 111 Online, to ensure the digital triage tool is in place ahead of winter, according to CCG papers.

Great Yarmouth

NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

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Backlog of 30,000 reports after vanguard IT system failure

The rollout of a multimillion pound vanguard project imaging system to University Hospitals Leicester Trust led to a 30,000 backlog in image reports, HSJ has learned.

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Trust declares 'never event' after clinician operates on wrong patient

A trust is conducting an urgent safety review after a clinician operated on the wrong patient.

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Health secretary urged to act on CAMHS after teenager's suicide

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been asked to consider the lack of commissioned services for children too anxious to attend hospital appointments following the death of a teenage boy.

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CCGs rule out merger as 'unwelcome distraction'

Three clinical commissioning groups in Leicestershire have ruled out merging as it would be “an unwelcome distraction”.

Leicestershire County Hall

Council 'at breaking point' over NHS's push to accountable care system

Leicester City Council has threatened to raise formal concerns with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland STP over proposals to evolve into an ACS, HSJ has learned.

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STP to consider ACS plans after regulators intervene

Leaders in Leicestershire will decide this month how to establish a new accountable care system after receiving a “clear message” in favour of the proposal from regulators.

Cardiac surgery

NHS England accused of using 'misleading' data for heart surgery closures

NHS England has been accused of lacking transparency and using “inaccurate or misleading” data in its planning for the potential closure of three heart surgery units.

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Commissioners challenge CQC over 'discrepancies' in GP ratings

A commissioning group has challenged Care Quality Commission ratings after a quarter of its GP practices were listed as requiring improvement or inadequate.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Critical incident declared by major acute trust

An acute trust with one of the busiest A&Es in the country declared a critical incident yesterday after patients faced extreme delays in its new £48m emergency department.

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GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East

In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.

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Teaching trust cancels planned operations for first time 'in four years'

One of the NHS’s largest trusts has been forced to restrict elective activity for the first time in “at least four years” due to high demand, HSJ has learned.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Emergency department 'inadequate, chaotic and compromised safety'

INSPECTION: Patient safety was compromised by inadequate services and a chaotic environment at Leicester Royal Infirmary, according to inspectors.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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‘Super practice’ vanguard appointed to run A&E ‘front door’

PRIMARY CARE: The primary care ‘super practice’ and vanguard site Lakeside Healthcare has begun triaging ambulatory patients who arrive at Leicester Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department.