NHS Barnsley CCG

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Commissioners could face judicial reviews over IVF 'discrimination'

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.

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HSJ Awards 2017: Clinical Commissioning Group of the Year

The CCG’s vision was to create a healthier city. They were determined to transform poor health outcomes and improve lives.

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Commissioners plan children's surgery shake-up

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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Revealed: 2016 winners of the HSJ Value Awards

Celebrating the achievements of organisations that provide oustanding value in healthcare

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CCGs to expand seven day services with tendering first

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.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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Exclusive: CCGs choose not to use power to ditch QOF

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.

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CCGs must buy external support services, NHS England says

NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.

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GPs sign access and training deal with CCG

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.

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Trust monitors mental health unit following suicides

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.

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Physical activity pilot to be extended

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.

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Children at risk because of failure to share records, says CQC

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.

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CCGs taking on full primary care co-commissioning powers revealed

NHS England has revealed the 64 clinical commissioning groups that will take full control of their local primary care budgets from April.

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Trust pledges improvements after review of patients who committed murder

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.

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Rotherham FT leadership makes 'significant improvements'

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.

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Barnsley FT no longer in breach of licence for A&E

PERFORMANCE: Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust is no longer in breach of its licence to provide accident and emergency services, Monitor has announced.

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Exclusive: Jobs at risk as NHS England rejects two CSU bids

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

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Finance director of troubled trust dismissed over gross misconduct

WORKFORCE: The finance director of the challenged Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust has been dismissed for gross misconduct after misstating its accounts.

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Barnsley FT narrowly misses A&E target

PERFORMANCE: Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust missed its four hour A&E waiting time target in September by one patient, according to board papers from Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group.