NHS Sheffield CCG

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CCG accused of using 'flawed' test to cut spending on elderly

A clinical commissioning group has been accused of blocking potentially eligible patients from receiving continuing healthcare funding under a programme supported by NHS England.

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Teaching trust appoints new medical director

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new medical director, it has been announced.

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Teaching trust's long-standing medical director to retire

The medical director of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is to retire at the end of January, it has been announced.

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Trust launches estates review amid safety concerns

A specialist trust is doing a “detailed review” of the estates and facilities at a child and adolescent mental health unit because of a “number of absconders” who could be at risk of harm.

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Shelford Group trust fails to appoint new chief executive

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has not apppointed a new chief executive, after interviewing last month.

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Trust saves £2m after taking on commissioning powers

A Yorkshire trust has managed to save £2m by repatriating out of area, locked rehabilitation patients and caring for them in the community.


Analysis: The areas seeing sustained falls in emergency admissions

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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The Commissioner: Turning up the heat on ACSs

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable insight for commissioners, by Dave West.

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Trust working with aviation performance experts to wipe out DTOCs

One of England’s largest teaching hospitals is working with an aviation performance specialist to reduce delayed transfers of care to zero.

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Mental health trust saves £2m by cutting out of area placements

FINANCE: Cutting out of area placements for acute mental health patients has allowed a Yorkshire trust to plough £2m into bolstering community care.

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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.


Commissioners reveal plans to tackle variation in children's surgery

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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CCG’s drug ordering scheme will save ‘£8m a year’

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.

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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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Analysis: Size, spread and form of large scale GP groups

HSJ has collated the most comprehensive picture so far of England’s GP networks, federations and super practices.


Exclusive: Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield say no to NHS devolution

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.


Nurturing leadership can go deeper

Delving below the tip of the iceberg

Bob Rickets

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.

Academic health science network gives universities £250,000 grant

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.