A mental health hospital has been placed into special measures by the Care Quality Commission after inspectors found more than 500 instances of restraint and dozens of unexplained serious incidents.
Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group has regained full financial independence for the first time in nearly three years.
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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.
One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.
HSJ has produced commissioning ratings for every “sustainability and transformation partnership” in England, based on the new assessments of clinical commissioning groups published by NHS England.
More than one in 10 clinical commissioning groups were forecasting they would miss the national mental health spending mandate for 2017-18, latest NHS England data shows.
There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.
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.
A struggling clinical commissioning group has seen its forecast deficit spiral for the second year in a row, more than quadrupling to £20m for 2017-18.
A study looking at the impact of redesigning urgent and emergency care two and a half years after the first bespoke emergency hospital opened in Northumberland found some unexpected consequences of change, notes Dr Adam Steventon
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.
Health leaders are in discussions over merging three northern sustainability and transformation partnerships to create the largest in the country, HSJ can reveal.
A clinical commissioning group at the centre of plans to set up a new accountable care organisation has appointed a new interim accountable officer.
Commissioning leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnership footprints are considering creating a joint commissioning committee with delegated decision making powers.
A council chief who also led a clinical commissioning group as part of plans to pave the way for a new accountable care organisation has stood down with immediate effect.