HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. This week by correspondent Nick Carding.
Clinical commissioning groups that require same sex couples to self-fund intrauterine insemination before they can be considered for IVF funding have been warned they could face judicial reviews.
The CCG’s vision was to create a healthier city. They were determined to transform poor health outcomes and improve lives.
Two district hospitals would stop providing hyper-acute stroke care and reduce access to paediatric surgery under a proposed shake up of services in Yorkshire.
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COMMISSIONING: Patient transport services across south Yorkshire are to be put out to tender for the first time in a move to deliver more seven day services.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
There is a little appetite among clinical commissioning groups to move their member practices off the national GP pay for performance framework, despite recently being given powers to do so, HSJ has found.
NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.
COMMISSIONING: GPs in Barnsley have universally signed up to a contract with their local clinical commissioning group requiring them to increase access to services and train their staff.
PERFORMANCE: Clinical governance experts are examining whether an action plan is being followed at a mental health unit where six inpatients took their own lives while on leave between April and December 2013.
COMMERCIAL: Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group plans to continue funding pilot physical activity programmes after a review showed there were a range of patient benefits - including better sleep, higher energy levels and improved pain management.
PATIENT SAFETY: Care Quality Commission inspectors have told commissioners in Barnsley they must connect up the health and social care records systems to ensure the safety of children in local authority care.
NHS England has revealed the 64 clinical commissioning groups that will take full control of their local primary care budgets from April.
PERFORMANCE: South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust has drawn up an action plan to learn lessons from six historical cases involving patients who committed murders while under its care.
PERFORMANCE: Rotherham Foundation Trust has made ‘significant improvements’ to how it is run, and is no longer in breach of its licence to provide services relating to governance, Monitor has said.
PERFORMANCE: Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust is no longer in breach of its licence to provide accident and emergency services, Monitor has announced.
Two commissioning support units have not made it on to NHS England’s procurement framework, placing their viability and the futures of around 2,200 staff in doubt, HSJ has learned
WORKFORCE: The finance director of the challenged Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust has been dismissed for gross misconduct after misstating its accounts.