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NHS Improvement takes action against major teaching hospital

NHS Improvement has taken action against a leading teaching hospital for failing to meet national targets.

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Two more digital 'exemplars' to get £7.5m

NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.

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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

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Official review tells Hunt to knock back hospital downgrade

An independent review has recommended Jeremy Hunt knocks back an NHS decision to downgrade a general hospital’s maternity services.

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CQC finds 'no evidence of commitment' to integration in challenged system

Patients in Oxfordshire “did not always receive safe discharges home”, a report by the Care Quality Commission has revealed.

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Teaching trust warns funding shortage will mean patients waiting longer

A major teaching trust has warned it may “not receive enough money” from its commissioner to stop its patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for treatment in 2018-19.

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Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

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CCG pushes search for permanent chief into new year

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has hired an interim chief executive and will not seek a permanent replacement for the outgoing accountable officer until next year.

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CCGs facing 'significant financial risk' after generic drug price surge

Clinical commissioning groups are facing “significant financial risk” this financial year due to supply issues pushing up the prices they have to pay for generic drugs.

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Trust chief exec appointed to lead 'advanced' STP

A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.

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People with learning disabilities 'less likely to have care errors picked up'

An investigation into the deaths of people with learning disabilities has revealed they were “less likely” to have mistakes in their care “picked up”.

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Hospital downgrade faces legal challenge

A new legal hearing has been granted into the proposed downgrade of an Oxfordshire hospital.

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Hospital downgrade approved despite pending appeals to Jeremy Hunt

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has approved controversial plans to downgrade maternity and intensive care units at the Horton General Hospital – despite Jeremy Hunt considering appeals against the plans.

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Chair and chief to leave reconfiguration row CCG

The two senior leaders of one of the largest clinical commissioning groups are leaving the roles, they have announced.

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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.

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Council refers long running reconfiguration to Jeremy Hunt

The ongoing controversial decision to downgrade the maternity unit at Oxfordshire’s Horton General Hospital has been referred to Jeremy Hunt.

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Private provider withdraws from regional urgent care deal

Care UK has pulled out of a contract to provide NHS 111 and out of hours services across several clinical commissioning group areas six weeks after it was awarded, putting the intended launch date of the service at risk.

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National officials 'ensuring' STPs plan 'right skilled' staffing

NHS England has told HSJ it is working with a sustainability and transformation plan on ”ensuring they will put in place the right skilled workforce to ensure high quality care”.

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Exclusive: Trusts and GPs to create 'ACO'

Two Oxfordshire trusts are planning to create a not for profit organisation with local GPs to deliver all primary, community and acute physical health services currently commissioned by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Region plans shake-up of nursing skill mix to save millions

Workforce costs in a south of England region will be cut by more than £30m through changes to the nursing skill mix including greater use of “generic support workers”, according to a newly published STP document.