The Care Quality Commission has launched a review into its own regulatory response to a troubled autism service, HSJ has learned.
Parents fear their children have been “lost to the system” because of problems with staffing and assessment delays in a failing service.
Several senior staff at clinical commissioning groups have left with payments above the £160,000 cap as their redundancy payoffs are being topped off with payments in lieu.
GPs have voted against proposals to merge six clinical commissioning groups in Staffordshire, after being told the plans were “driven by NHS England”, HSJ has learned.
A mental health trust is to take over a contract for children’s autism services following a dispute between a private provider and local commissioners.
Children with autism have been left in limbo after a private provider withdrew the majority of its services amid a dispute with commissioners.
The chief finance officer for six clinical commissioning groups facing financial difficulties has resigned.
Two clinical commissioning group managers who were given redundancy packages in excess of the £160,000 maximum have been allowed to keep their pay-offs, HSJ can reveal.
Virgin Care has pulled out of a controversial contract with a financially-challenged clinical commissioning group in the West Midlands, HSJ has learned.
An acute trust in special measures has claimed the national financial regime for NHS trusts has resulted in £19m of extra costs and lost income.
NHS England has launched an independent investigation into how two clinical commissioning group managers were given redundancy payments which appear to have breached the maximum allowed.
Commissioning leaders in northern Staffordshire have admitted they will miss their financial plans by more than £30m in 2018-19.
Virgin Care has terminated large parts of a controversial prime provider contract in the West Midlands, HSJ can reveal
The Royal College of Surgeons has been asked to review a trust’s specialist service following never events and concerns over staff culture.
Virgin Care has demanded more money for a controversial prime provider contract it signed with commissioners in Staffordshire last year, HSJ has learned.
A clinical commissioning group and the Information Commissioner are looking into concerns raised by a patient that a major online pharmacy has gained access to patients’ details to send out marketing material.
A trust in Staffordshire has been forced to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds in VAT charges due to a controversial “prime provider” contract commissioned by its CCG.
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.
More than 1,000 patients have been left waiting for follow up appointments because of capacity problems at a struggling specialist service.
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.