Critical care services are set to be moved from the Isle of Wight under new plans drawn up by the health leaders on the island.
NHS England has issued legal directions to a clinical commissioning group that is struggling to deliver its savings plan.
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.
The Care Quality Commission has increased pay for doctors carrying out essential safeguarding visits for mental health patients after a workforce shortage resulted in waiting time targets being missed.
Commissioners in two counties have incurred extra costs after NHS England delayed their procurement for an NHS 111 and out of hours GP service.
GPs in the Isle of Wight are “too tired” to staff its out of hours primary care service, commissioners have warned.
The leaders of one sustainability and transformation plan have been told by NHS England and NHS Improvement it is “highly unlikely” they will get the capital they have asked for to execute it.
STRUCTURE: Isle of Wight Trust has dropped its bid for foundation trust status.
Six clinical commissioning groups will see real terms cuts to their core budgets next year, according to financial allocations published by NHS England.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
More than half of the requests from clinical commissioning groups for management consultancy contracts worth more than £50,000 have come from London, data obtained by HSJ reveals.
The first vanguard sites to receive transformation funding have been revealed this morning, as part of a wider package of support for sites working to establish new models of care.
PERFORMANCE: The number of C difficile cases reported by Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group had reached 28 by the end of January – eight above the target of 20 for the year with two months still remaining.
PERFORMANCE: Isle of Wight Trust has had a Care Quality Commission warning notice lifted after improvements were made to assessing and monitoring services.
PERFORMANCE: Cases of C Difficle reported across the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group area reached 24 in November, exceeding an annual target of 20.
COMMERCIAL: Isle of Wight Trust has established a ‘strategic estates partnership’ with a private company to help modernise its site in line with a recently developed clinical strategy.
STRUCTURE: Two commissioning support units have announced they are entering into a formal merger.
PERFORMANCE: A review of urgent and emergency care failures in the south of England has blamed in part an over-emphasis on incentives and contracts, at the expense of relationships.
FINANCE: The Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster is expecting to hit its £16.3m surplus target, despite a £10.9m shortfall in efficiency schemes.