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Contract business

Collapsed OOH contracts transferred to new providers

Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed new organisations to run GP out of hours services after the collapse of multiple contracts held by Allied Healthcare and its subsidiaries.

Plaster

Exclusive: Safety concerns amid collapse of OOH contracts

Thousands of patients could be left without GP out of hours services after a cash-strapped private provider said it would cease operations by the end of the month.

Northamptonshire

CQC highlights avoidable harm in 'fragmented' health economy

A review of the Northamptonshire health economy found several examples of patients being harmed by poor hospital discharge processes, as well as a “lack of trust” between organisations that was hampering progress towards system integration.

Team

Struggling STP bans 'unhelpful' board member behaviour

A struggling sustainability and transformation partnership has created a list of “helpful” and “unhelpful” behaviours for its board members and plans to hold a “reconciliation event” for system leaders.

Northampton General Hospital

Hospital says patient died 'due to dangerous overcrowding of A&E'

The death of a patient in an accident and emergency department was “due entirely to the dangerous overcrowding of the department”, the trust’s medical director has told HSJ.

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Region risks losing £15m of healthcare funding

Northamptonshire is at risk of losing £15m of joint health and social care funding because of a failure to sign a contract and meet mandated NHS England targets.

Voting paper

GPs vote down CCG plan to take on primary care budgets

GPs in the East Midlands have rejected their commissioner’s bid to take on the primary care budget for its region.

Sunderland

Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

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.

Carole dehghani

Leadership shake-up at CCGs but no plan to merge

Northamptonshire’s two clinical commissioning groups now share a single accountable officer.

Corby urgent care centre

'Serious implications' as CCG ordered to pay full tariff rate to private provider

A CCG must pay an unexpected bill likely to run to millions of pounds, after a legal judgement that it had been wrongly undercutting tariff rates to an independent provider for three years.

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Leader stepping down at poorly rated STP

The leader of one of the most poorly rated STPs is expected to step down and be replaced.

Corby urgent care centre

Urgent care centre may close this week over tariff argument

A GP consortium is threatening to close its urgent care centre this week, arguing that its local commissioners are acting “unlawfully” in refusing to pay it the NHS national tariff rate for its work.

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Pioneering trust and GP tie-up to bid for new care model contract

A Midlands trust has signed one of the most advanced formal partnerships with a GP federation in a move to become a multispecialty community provider.

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Exclusive: Where mental health spending misses national target

Four sustainability and transformation plan regions have failed to raise mental health spending as mandated by national leaders, HSJ can reveal.

Kettering general hospital

Hospital, CCG and GP consolidation mooted by STP

Service redesign under the Northamptonshire sustainability and transformation plan may go so far that it will “make little sense to continue with separate organisational processes”.

Northampton General Hospital

Acute services could merge under Midlands STP

Acute services at Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust and Northampton General Hospital Trust are to be merged as part of sustainability and transformation plans, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

rothwell northamptonshire

Unexpected deaths review finds 'consistent failings' in trust's risk assessments

PERFORMANCE: A review into the unexpected deaths of 18 mental health patients at an East Midlands trust has found “consistent failings” in the way staff carried out risk assessments when investigating the deaths.

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Acute care vanguard awarded nearly £1m transformation funding

FINANCE: A consortium of seven East Midlands acute trusts has been awarded £960,000 to support its work as a vanguard site developing a new model for radiology services.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.