NHS Rotherham CCG

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'Alarming' figures show thousands still waiting too long for wheelchairs

Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.

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HSJ Awards 2017: Supported Self Care

The team developed a volunteer led Online Befriending project, allowing people at risk of or with an eating disorder to self refer and be supported by people with lived experience.

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Thousands of disabled people forced to wait months for wheelchairs

One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.

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Urgent plea issued for GPs to work in A&E

An NHS trust has asked for local GPs to work in its accident and emergency department because of the “significant pressure” it is facing.

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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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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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HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015

The 120 top employers in the NHS have been announced.

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Best Places to Work 2015 - CCG runner up

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Revealed: Which CCGs are paying GP practices to form federations

A third of clinical commissioning groups with control of their primary care budgets plan to fund member GP practices to get them to form federations, 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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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.

Nursing shortages hit community services

WORKFORCE: A fifth of community nursing shifts were short staffed in December at Rotherham Foundation Trust, board papers show.

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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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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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Rotherham CCG awarded business 'excellence' standard

STRUCTURE: Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group has become the first NHS commissioning organisation to be awarded the Investors in Excellence standard.

Rotherham CCG authorised and featured in commissioning board video

STRUCTURE: Rotherham CCG has been authorised with one condition by the NHS Commissioning Board, and features in a promotional video published by the board.

Five directors appointed to South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw LAT

WORKFORCE: Five directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Local Area Team.

NHS Rotherham has 400K surplus

FINANCE: NHS Rotherham has a stable financial position with a £400,000 surplus to date, shows a report to the PCT cluster board.