NHS England has approved a first tranche of clinical commissioning group mergers for April 2020, but has declined to say which ones.
HSJ’s map shows the 86 clinical commissioning groups proposing mergers in 2020, in what looks set to be the largest NHS consolidation for more than a decade.
Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.
An accident and emergency department is to be temporarily downgraded to a 24/7 urgent treatment centre because of patient safety fears.
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.
Commissioners have set up a joint board with their mental health trust to create an integrated health and social care partnership, HSJ can reveal.
A clinical commissioning group could face action from NHS England after admitting it is facing a £4m deficit and will miss its breakeven control total this financial year.
Three northern sustainability and transformation partnerships have appointed a single leader and are aiming to become an integrated care system by April 2019.
The redevelopment of a community hospital is back on track after NHS Property Services approved one of its largest ever individual capital investments of nearly £12m.
The redevelopment of a community hospital has been delayed because NHS Property Services has not agreed its capital budgets for next financial year.
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 cash-strapped teaching hospital trust has announced it will stop providing outpatient services at a community hospital because they are not financially viable.
Three clinical commissioning groups in Leicestershire have ruled out merging as it would be “an unwelcome distraction”.
Health leaders are in discussions over merging three northern sustainability and transformation partnerships to create the largest in the country, HSJ can reveal.
Trusts are facing increasing cash flow pressures after NHS England instructed local commissioners to stop making advance payments on block contracts, HSJ can reveal.
Three clinical commissioning groups could create a joint committee after one ruled out a merger and sharing a single accountable officer.
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.