A Yorkshire trust has managed to save £2m by repatriating out of area, locked rehabilitation patients and caring for them in the community.
Containing and reducing emergency hospital admissions is often seen as the holy grail of sustainable and better integrated healthcare. For most it has been elusive, but HSJ has identified and spoken to several areas which appear to have seen sustained reductions in recent years.
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One of England’s largest teaching hospitals is working with an aviation performance specialist to reduce delayed transfers of care to zero.
FINANCE: Cutting out of area placements for acute mental health patients has allowed a Yorkshire trust to plough £2m into bolstering community care.
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.
STRUCTURE: A regional shake-up of stroke treatment and paediatric surgery is being planned to tackle shortages of key staff and variations in care.
FINANCE: Leaders of a West Midlands clinical commissioning group have estimated that a pilot scheme designed to cut medicines waste will save them up to £8m a year.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
HSJ has collated the most comprehensive picture so far of England’s GP networks, federations and super practices.
Several major city regions in the north of England have decided health and care will play no major part in their bids for devolved powers, HSJ has learned.
NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.
Ten universities across Sheffield and the East Midlands are to share in a £250,000 grant designed to help spread best practice in health education.
STRUCTURE: Health and care organisations have agreed to pool £260m to redesign and commission services together in their application to become a “vanguard site” for the new models of care outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
STRUCTURE: Sheffield CCG is to review the way urgent care services are run and structured across the city amid concerns that the current system is struggling with high levels of demand.
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 accountable officer of Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group has announced he is stepping down.