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.
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.
Four CCGs leading one England’s eight accountable care systems have appointed a single accountable officer, in move towards a single commissioning model.
A sustainability and transformation partnership in the East Midlands has recruited Capita to help with the creation of its accountable care system.
An NHS England director has been appointed to the first managing director post of an “accountable care system”.
A single leader will be appointed to drive health service commissioning across the greater Nottingham health economy, HSJ has learned.
A Nottinghamshire vanguard has had nearly 30 per cent fewer A&E attendances for its care home residents in comparison to other parts of the country, HSJ can reveal.
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.
Easing pressure on hospital and GP services is central to the work of the New Care Models Programme, with the prevention of ill-health top of the list
HSJ analysis has identified the clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years, following the annual GP patient survey.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has refused to take on a £2.5bn private finance deal as part of its planned merger with Sherwood Forest Hospitals, HSJ has learned.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust chief executive Peter Homa will take on the same role at nearby Sherwood Forest Hospital Foundation Trust next week.
PERFORMANCE: NHS England has chastised Nottinghamshire health leaders for the county’s deteriorating accident and emergency performance and a holdup in submitting a plan for reducing delayed transfers of care.
STRUCTURE: Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has been named as the preferred organisation to acquire neighbouring Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
COMMERCIAL: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has been awarded contracts worth £148m to provide eight community services over five years.
Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England raise serious questions about the use of NHS resources, a leading public health expert has warned.
COMMERCIAL: Commissioners across the East Midlands are looking to extend their contracts with the region’s biggest providers of NHS 111 services by six months. It follows an NHS England moratorium on procuring fresh contracts until September.
WORKFORCE: Nottingham University Hospitals Trust is to take on more staff to stop a struggling specialist children’s service from collapsing.