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.
Commissioners have set up a joint board with their mental health trust to create an integrated health and social care partnership, HSJ can reveal.
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.
The proportion of clinical commissioning groups whose mental health spending will fall in cash terms is predicted to double this year to one in 10, HSJ can reveal.
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
A teaching trust ‘on the verge’ of financial special measures is applying for distress funding after predicting it will run out of cash next month.
Three clinical commissioning groups in Leicestershire have ruled out merging as it would be “an unwelcome distraction”.
The chief executive of a London acute trust has agreed to head a troubled sustainability and transformation partnership.
A former regional adviser for the Care Quality Commission has been appointed executive medical director at a community and mental health trust.
Trusts are facing increasing cash flow pressures after NHS England instructed local commissioners to stop making advance payments on block contracts, HSJ can reveal.
A chief executive due to retire from a London acute trust next month has been asked to lead a troubled sustainability and transformation partnership.
Three clinical commissioning groups could create a joint committee after one ruled out a merger and sharing a single accountable officer.
Two foundation trusts and a consortium formed by the county council and local GPs are set to compete for an £80m community services contract, HSJ can reveal.
The chief officer of a CCG rated outstanding is stepping down as lead of a STP with the lowest rating.
Commissioners in Yorkshire are advertising an £80m “multispecialty community provider” contract – much scaled back from their initial proposal of a £1.3bn deal.
EXCLUSIVE: Commissioners facing deficits or struggling to balance their books are the most likely to be failing to meet the national mental health spending mandate.
NHS England’s medical director is considering new safety measures for acute trusts after a patient died from drinking alcohol rub.
Commissioners in Yorkshire, who are not one of NHS England’s national vanguards, have signalled their intention to tender a new care model contract worth more than £1bn, HSJ has learned.