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.
There are seven primary care networks entirely made up of multi-practice GP providers, with a further 38 composed of a single very large practice, according to data collected by HSJ.
Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.
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HSJ has produced commissioning ratings for every “sustainability and transformation partnership” in England, based on the new assessments of clinical commissioning groups published by NHS England.
NHS England has announced the nine areas most likely to evolve into “accountable care systems”.
Exclusive analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that the majority of the worst performing areas for primary care are within a 40 mile radius of Manchester.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust has achieved teaching trust status today following a public consultation.
The chief inspector of hospitals has recommended a troubled acute foundation trust be removed from special measures.
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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STRUCTURE: A regional shake-up of stroke treatment and paediatric surgery is being planned to tackle shortages of key staff and variations in care.
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Steve Kell is to step down as co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners and as chair of Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group.
NHS Clinical Commissioners has claimed that proposals by the Care Quality Commission to hike provider fees would be “detrimental” to patients.
The majority of clinical commissioning group leaders do not believe proposed ratings for CCGs will lead to better commissioning and standards of services, the latest HSJ CCG Barometer has found.
The finance director of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals has resigned after the foundation trust discovered a previously unreported £12m deficit.
Nearly a third of clinical commissioning groups have implemented or are considering restrictions to services this year, HSJ research reveals.
The NHS Commissioning Assembly is to be closed down with immediate effect, HSJ has learned.
Nearly 30 per cent of commissioning leaders have low confidence in their groups’ ability to address financial problems, an HSJ survey indicates. More than two-fifths identify a lack of upfront investment funding as one of their major barriers to delivering efficiency savings.