The attorney general is considering granting a second inquest into the death of a three year old boy who died at Stafford Hospital after three independent experts have backed his parents and cast doubt on the original investigation.
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.
The six clinical commissioning groups covering Staffordshire have appointed a single accountable officer.
Commissioners in Staffordshire have received endorsement from members for their plans to appoint a single accountable officer, despite GPs previously submitting a vote of no confidence in the CCGs.
A tender worth half a billion pounds for end of life care services in Staffordshire has been abandoned due to the development of the area’s STP and difficulties, satisfying the new national scrutiny process, HSJ has learned.
A commissioning leader from the North West has been appointed as director for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ has learned.
A controversial tender for cancer services in Staffordshire worth £687m has been abandoned after a consortium led by a private provider failed to convince commissioners its offer was financially viable.
NHS organisations in Staffordshire are facing huge deficits after the Mid Staffordshire trust special administration process did not deliver a sustainable solution for the health economy.
Children’s lives were put at risk because of unsafe emergency services at Stafford Hospital, a review by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has warned.
An accident and emergency department will close in Staffordshire along with 100 community hospital beds, according to the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent sustainability and transformation plan.
A major £1.2bn procurement for cancer and end of life care which was “paused” because of the collapse of another similar large contract involving the same lead advisers has finally been given the go ahead by NHS England.
The leader of Staffordshire’s sustainability and transformation plan has resigned ahead of the five year strategy being published.
Four of the five most overspent clinical commissioning groups so far in 2016-17 are in the West Midlands, but most still expect to recover their positions by March.
NHS England will investigate two contentious contract tenders as part of the follow-up to last week’s review into the failed Cambridgeshire older people’s service contract, HSJ has learned.
STRUCTURE: The chief officer of a trio of clinical commissioning groups in Staffordshire has said that by the middle of the year they could merge virtually all of their functions.
The largest outcomes based contracting tender exercise in the country has been paused in response to the collapse of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s £800m contract for older people’s care.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
An independent investigation into the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital in 2014 has called for a second inquest into his death and heavily criticised a “closed culture within the NHS”.
FINANCE: Four clinical commissioning groups in Staffordshire have ‘paused’ a consultation on restricting access to NHS funded hearing aids
An independent review into the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital will examine whether there should be a second inquest after its terms of reference were expanded, HSJ has learned.