There is significant variation in ambulance response times to patients with serious conditions such as suspected strokes or heart attacks, which is not fully explained by how rural an area is, an HSJ analysis has revealed.
Two councils have accused their local NHS of failing to involve them in its system planning, and complained about how an integrated care system is being developed.
Three Leicestershire clinical commissioning groups have, for the first time, appointed a joint chief executive who will also lead the local sustainability and transformation partnership.
Three East Midlands clinical commissioning groups have decided to appoint a single accountable officer and management team, and will consider a full merger next year.
An intensive care unit and its dependent services are being closed and relocated from Leicester General Hospital because of workforce shortages and concerns for patient safety, HSJ has learned.
The chairman of a clinical commissioning group in the east Midlands has lost his bid to be re-elected to the post.
Plans to appoint a joint accountable officer for three clinical commissioning groups in the Midlands have stalled after concerns from one of the organisations.
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.
Five clinical commissioning groups have significantly improved their ratings in the new assessment framework published by NHS England.
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.
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.
A trust is conducting an urgent safety review after a clinician operated on the wrong patient.
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.
Three clinical commissioning groups in Leicestershire have ruled out merging as it would be “an unwelcome distraction”.
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.
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.
The chief executive of a major acute hospital trust has outlined a series of actions being taken to turnaround the trust’s poor accident and emergency performance.
The chief executive of one of the largest acute trusts in England has warned its 12,000 staff that its poor emergency care performance “simply cannot continue”.
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.
A commissioning group has challenged Care Quality Commission ratings after a quarter of its GP practices were listed as requiring improvement or inadequate.