NHS Oxfordshire CCG

Lou Patten

Senior ICS leader to step down and ‘swim Alcatraz’

A senior leader within the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West integrated care system has announced she will step down from her roles next year.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

High profile CEO to step down next year

Stuart Bell, chief executive of Oxford Health Foundation Trust, has announced he is due to retire next year.

Horton

Full maternity services at hospital axed for ‘foreseeable future’

Commissioners have extended the temporary closure of an obstetrics unit for the “foreseeable future” after difficulties staffing it.

Horton

Unit’s ‘temporary’ downgrade may stay in place for ‘foreseeable future’

Full maternity services will not return to an Oxfordshire hospital for the “foreseeable future” if proposals are given the green light by county health chiefs.

Oxford

Three CCGs to merge to cover ICS

Three clinical commissioning groups in the Thames Valley are planning to merge into a single organisation covering their integrated care system.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Best Healthcare Provider Partnership

WINNER: Roche Diagnostics and Oxford Academic Health Science Network: Changing clinical practice 

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Best Pharmaceutical Partnership with the NHS

WINNER: Gilead Sciences, CGL and the NHS: Gilead partnering with Drug Treatment Services (and the NHS) to support eliminating Hepatitis C (HCV)

Lou Patten

Single chief exec appointed to neighbouring CCGs

A single accountable officer has been appointed to two clinical commissioning groups in neighbouring counties.

John radcliffe hospital

Exclusive: Shelford trust risks 'damaging relations' by slowing down invoice payments

A Shelford Group provider has risked damaging relationships with external suppliers by slowing down its invoice payments to support its cash balance.

Bruno Holtof

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.

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

Horton General Hospital

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.

Oxford

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.

John radcliffe hospital

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.

Oxford

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.

Oxford

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”.