NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG

cancer reaserch

Early cancer diagnosis rates drop in several areas

The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.

Amanda_Sullivan

Nottinghamshire CCGs appoint accountable officer

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer, it has been announced.

Pills

What does the NHS's new medicines savings drive mean for pharma?

Steve How and Sue Thomas, of Wilmington Healthcare, explore how pharma should engage with CCGs on prescribing saving targets

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.

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Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis 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.

Clock doctor

CCGs find no link between GP hours and A&E attendance

Two Nottinghamshire clinical commissioning groups, which also lead a national vanguard, have found there is no direct link between extended GP opening hours and accident and emergency attendances.

Saviour_Wendy

First accountable care system managing director revealed

An NHS England director has been appointed to the first managing director post of an “accountable care system”.

Southend pier

GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East

In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.

Money

CCGs with 'best performing' vanguards to receive extra funding

Clinical commissioning groups with the “best performing” new care models for primary care will receive extra funding to extend GP opening hours, HSJ has learned.

Leadership

Hospital FT to be removed from special measures

The chief inspector of hospitals has recommended a troubled acute foundation trust be removed from special measures.

King's Mill Hospital

Out of hours provider to go into administration

An out of hours provider has been forced to end provision of services across the East Midlands after it announced it intends to file for administration.

King's Mill hospital

Unsustainable Midlands trust picks merger partner

STRUCTURE: Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has been named as the preferred organisation to acquire neighbouring Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Breast cancer radiology

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.

Child in hospital

Nottinghamshire FT awarded £148m community services contracts

COMMERCIAL: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has been awarded contracts worth £148m to provide eight community services over five years.

King's Mill hospital

Failing FT needs 'long term partner', say regulators

PERFORMANCE: Regulators have said a failing foundation trust requires a ‘close tie-up with a long term partner’, after spending more than two years in special measures.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Fallout from Nottingham dermatology collapse hits nearby trust

PERFORMANCE: The high profile collapse of dermatology services at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust is now having a knock-on effect on the services at a neighbouring trust, board papers indicate.

King's Mill hospital

Special measures trust to hire turnaround director

WORKFORCE: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust will employ a turnaround director to implement a series of recovery plans agreed with Monitor.

Shaking hands

Reach out to GPs and social care to create provider led solutions

Making the move to capitated outcomes based commissioning

Nottingham

Two more trusts reach foundation status

STRUCTURE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and Kent Community Health Trust have been granted foundation trust status by Monitor.