NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG

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Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.

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Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis shows

Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.

Maggie MacIsaac

Four CCGs share accountable officer after leadership reshuffle

Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer as part of a new partnership to “share expertise and reduce duplication”.

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GP quality: The best and worst areas in the South

East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst rated GP surgeries in the South, exclusive HSJ analysis has shown.

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CCGs tell hospitals not to request non-emergency transport after 6pm

More than 100 hospital wards across South Central England have been told they must prioritise patients for discharge before 6pm at night.

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Analysis: CCGs with biggest increases and decreases in GP access

HSJ analysis has identified the clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years, following the annual GP patient survey.

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Deep South: Smart's verdict on Southern Health

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

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Hampshire GP leaders declare backing for Katrina Percy

Three GP leaders of the Hampshire multispeciality community provider vanguard have formally backed Katrina Percy, the under-pressure chief executive of Southern Health Foundation Trust.

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Longstanding trust chief executive resigns

WORKFORCE: Ursula Ward, the chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, has resigned after leading the trust for 12 years.

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Deep South: Goodbye, hello to Angela Pedder

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

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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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Monitor director joins vanguard project

WORKFORCE: A regional director at Monitor has been appointed to join one of the new care model “vanguard” sites.

Southampton General Hospital

New review backs long standing vascular centralisation proposal

STRUCTURE: Vascular services in south Hampshire should be concentrated in a specialist centre at University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, an expert review has concluded.

Value in Healthcare Awards: Workforce Efficiency

Value in Healthcare Awards winners for 2015

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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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Inspectors worried by overcrowded A&E department

PERFORMANCE: Hospital inspectors have expressed ‘urgent concern’ at the risk to patients arriving by ambulance at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust’s main emergency department where they saw severe overcrowding.

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Solent to sue Hampshire council over tender award

COMMERCIAL: Solent Trust is set to sue Hampshire County Council after the local authority awarded a £41.3m contract for adult substance misuse services to another provider, HSJ has been told.

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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.

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Surge in care claims puts pressure on CCGs

Clinical commissioning groups in one area are on track to spend up to £10m more than expected

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CCG trio face governance probe

STRUCTURE: NHS England has prompted a review into the governance arrangements of three clinical commissioning groups following concerns around accident and emergency performance within the local health economy.