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.
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.
One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.
An NHS trust has asked for local GPs to work in its accident and emergency department because of the “significant pressure” it is facing.
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.
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.
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
NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.
NHS England has revealed the 64 clinical commissioning groups that will take full control of their local primary care budgets from April.
WORKFORCE: A fifth of community nursing shifts were short staffed in December at Rotherham Foundation Trust, board papers show.
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.
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
Co-commissioning primary care
STRUCTURE: Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group has become the first NHS commissioning organisation to be awarded the Investors in Excellence standard.
STRUCTURE: Rotherham CCG has been authorised with one condition by the NHS Commissioning Board, and features in a promotional video published by the board.
WORKFORCE: Five directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Local Area Team.