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.
Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.
HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. This week by correspondent Nick Carding.
Commissioning inefficiencies are said to be “blocking” patients’ access to IVF, as new data reveals some areas are spending at least twice as much as others on a single cycle of fertility treatment.
The NHS has today won a landmark legal battle against two international pharmaceutical giants which could save the health service hundreds of millions of pounds a year.
A provider and a site have been chosen for a new urgent care service in the North East, after two procurement processes and an abandoned legal challenge.
National leaders have lifted the legal directions for three formerly struggling clinical commissioning groups.
Clinical leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnerships are defying public health guidelines and refusing to commission flu antivirals, HSJ can reveal.
A clinical commissioning group has three months to decide if it will join the region’s strategic joint committee of CCGs.
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.
Commissioning leaders in the North East are to begin new procurement proceedings for urgent care services after the previous contracting attempt broke down in the summer.
Health leaders are in discussions over merging three northern sustainability and transformation partnerships to create the largest in the country, HSJ can reveal.
A leading foundation trust rated outstanding has accused one of its commissioners of a potentially “unsafe and unsustainable” procurement, and has launched a legal challenge to the process.
Commissioning leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnership footprints are considering creating a joint commissioning committee with delegated decision making powers.
Exclusive analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that the majority of the worst performing areas for primary care are within a 40 mile radius of Manchester.
One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.
A struggling clinical commissioning group has become the first in the country to be taken out of financial special measures.
The leader of an outstanding clinical commissioning group is to become the chief officer of its struggling neighbour.
A commissioning support unit is to be turned into a community interest company owned by its CCG customers, according to the region’s sustainability and transformation plan.
Commissioners in the North East have approved plans to replace three walk-in centres and an out of hours GP service with a single urgent care centre.