NHS Portsmouth CCG

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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.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Deficit trust rejects 'hard to understand' surplus control total

A deficit ridden acute trust has rejected a demand by NHS Improvement to deliver a £23m surplus in 2018-19, with local commissioners criticising the imposed target.

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Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: The fear, the network and the path

Why does a safety-critical industry such as the NHS have the level of bullying and fear running through it at so many levels, asks Andy Cowper

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Extra costs for CCGs after NHS England pauses procurement

Commissioners in two counties have incurred extra costs after NHS England delayed their procurement for an NHS 111 and out of hours GP service.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Exclusive: Thousands of patients put at risk after waiting list blunders

An acute hospital trust has launched a review of its patient records after external advisers warned thousands of people may have been put at risk of clinical harm due to missed follow-up appointments.

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City leaders make first moves towards 'virtual' MCP

Primary and community care leaders in the Portsmouth area are planning the first steps towards rolling out a new care model.

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Exclusive: STP told its capital demand 'highly unlikely' to be met

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.

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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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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.

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Care UK wins Portsmouth treatment centre contract

COMMERCIAL: Private provider Care UK will continue providing services at the St Mary NHS Treatment Centre in Portsmouth after winning a five year contract for elective services at the site.

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Stop-start vascular services shake-up creaks back into action

STRUCTURE: A long running and controversial process to reconfigure vascular services in south Hampshire has resumed this week with the dispatch of a specialist team to assess services in Southampton and Portsmouth.

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Exclusive: CCGs choose not to use power to ditch QOF

There is a little appetite among clinical commissioning groups to move their member practices off the national GP pay for performance framework, despite recently being given powers to do so, HSJ has found.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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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Special report: Estates are the NHS's firm foundation

Estates management must be seen as an important function

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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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The future for specialists is beyond a hospital’s four walls

Specialists can support and train GPs and nurses