NHS Oxfordshire CCG

Colin Espie 3x2

Improving mental health with digital CBT: bridging the treatment gap for insomnia

In its efforts to address insomnia and improve mental health, the NHS is grappling with long-standing challenges that leave millions every year without access to therapy. Sleepio’s digital CBT for insomnia offers an intervention that is safe, effective, and scalable – and now proven to offer multimillion pound cost reductions ...

Rebecca Thomas 3x2

Mental Health Matters: Relying on ‘clinical discretion’

HSJ’ s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector — contact me in confidence.


Ex-No 10 adviser and management consultant appointed ICS lead

A former special advisor to Theresa May when she was prime minister has been appointed new lead of an integrated care system.


NHSI loosens leash on teaching trust

Regulatory measures placed on a major teaching trust have been lifted by NHS Improvement – but the regulator remains concerned over the organisation’s finances and cancer performance.

Sharon Brennan (june 18)

The dearth of system leaders

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by integration correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

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.


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.


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.


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.

Partnership Awards 2019 logo with extra space

HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Best Healthcare Provider Partnership

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

Partnership Awards 2019 logo with extra space

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.

data network puzzle

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.


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.


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.