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More than nine in 10 of CCG’s staff give it their approval

More than 95 per cent of staff at one clinical commissioning group would recommend it as a place to work – but one newly-formed organisation would be recommended by well under half its staff, according to NHS staff survey results.

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Revealed: Delays freeze a third of lung cancer screening schemes

Cancer screening programmes designed to save hundreds of lives have been delayed by up to a year as services struggle with staff and equipment shortages, HSJ  can reveal.

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Overcrowded A&Es ‘much more dangerous now because of covid’

Emergency departments across England are suffering ‘dangerous’ overcrowding comparable with pre-covid levels - and are struggling to maintain social distancing.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: System or Commissioner Led Service Redesign Initiative

RESTORE2 is a project to support staff in care and nursing homes to proactively recognise and manage physical deterioration in order to improve resident experience and outcomes, reduce 999 calls and prevent admissions to hospital.

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Named: the CCGs that falsely claimed to have met mental health funding targets

NHS England and Improvement has used its legislative powers to discover why 16 clinical commissioning groups falsely claimed to have met the mental health investment standard, HSJ can reveal.

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Special measures trust looking for ‘partner’ for failing services

An integrated trust in special measures is looking to “partner” with another NHS organisation for mental health services, amid a wider move for reconfiguration.

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CCG chief leaves for Catholic church

A long-serving accountable officer has left her clinical commissioning group to take up a position in the Catholic church.

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CCG cluster boss replaces retiring health chief

The leader of a partnership of clinical commissioning groups has added another CCG to her portfolio after replacing a long-serving chief officer who retired this month.

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Revealed: CCGs with highest rates of lung cancer detected in A&E

Two counties have six of the 10 worst performing areas for having lung cancer picked up in A&E, new data reveals.

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Trust reviews 250 patients waiting to access flagship service

One of England’s largest mental health trusts is reviewing 250 patients who have endured long waits to access one of its flagship services.

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Region's health chief to step down

A sustainability and transformation partnership chief has revealed he will step down from his position once a successor is found.

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CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

Southampton General Hospital

Eye patients harmed after acute trust's waiting list spirals

Nearly 40 eye patients have suffered a worsening of their condition because of a growing backlog of thousands of people waiting for follow up appointments at one trust.

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Ministers told to close 'arbitrary' gap on NHS historical cases

An “arbitrary” gap in regulation is preventing NHS care failures, including alleged cover-ups, from being investigated according to senior figures who have led some of the most important NHS safety inquiries of recent years.

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Revealed: Babylon’s national expansion push

Digital health company Babylon Healthcare has contacted more than a dozen clinical commissioning groups as it pushes for expansion across the country, including extending its NHS GP partnership to two new cities.

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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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Trust agrees to move 'unsustainable' service to neighbour after three year saga

“Unsustainable” spinal services are set to be transferred from a cash strapped acute provider to its tertiary neighbour after three years of uncertainty.

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'Disregard for human life' - 450 patients killed by painkillers at hospital, report says

More than 450 patients died from prescriptions made “without medical justification” at a hospital where the use of opioids resulted in an “institutionalised practice of shortening patients’ lives”, an investigation has found.

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Southern Health to keep services after divestment plan reversed

Community services will remain at Southern Health Foundation Trust after the new leadership team opted against a proposed divestment.

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CCG to lose powers by joining commissioning partnership

Certain responsibilities are set to be moved from a struggling clinical commissioning group after it joined a partnership of four other CCGs.