There is significant variation in ambulance response times to patients with serious conditions such as suspected strokes or heart attacks, which is not fully explained by how rural an area is, an HSJ analysis has revealed.
Local NHS leaders want to move a city’s inpatient mental health ward 23 miles south and replace it with a crisis cafe, under plans to shake up services across the county.
England’s smallest acute trust will share a chief executive and chair with its larger neighbour with which it is merging.
The Care Quality Commission has appointed a new chief inspector for primary and integrated care.
Ingrid Torjesen reports on the award winning redesign of a children’s care service pathway
Somerset STP has been collaborating with the voluntary sector on a programme and Michael Bainbridge shares his experience of working with the third sector and the challenges faced
A former Department of Health and Social Care minister has been appointed as chair of a sustainability and transformation partnership.
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.
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
Senior members of an inadequate clinical commissioning group have said directors’ ability to carry out their jobs is hampered because of extra work related to their sustainability and transformation partnership.
Local commissioners overspent against their financial plans by nearly £60m in the four months to August, but NHS England still expects them to deliver a near breakeven position by the end of 2017-18.
A clinical commissioning group rated inadequate has appointed an interim chief officer following the departure of its experienced leader.
Senior chiefs at a clinical commissioning group rated inadequate should spend less time in meetings and improve their leadership behaviour, a highly critical internal review has said.
The accountable officer of an inadequate CCG has decided to leave the organisation.
Plans for a single commissioning body to span health and social care in Somerset have been announced.
An acute hospital trust chief executive is leaving her post to become chief operating officer of a major health research institute.
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.
Fortnightly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell
Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View.