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.
NHS England has appointed a community trust chair as interim leader for the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent sustainability and transformation partnership, following failure to recruit a permanent head since November.
A Midlands clinical commissioning group is locked in a contract dispute with Virgin Care over a controversial “prime provider” contract awarded last year, HSJ has learned.
An ambulance trust sought millions of pounds in compensation from commissioners for “horrendous” handover delays as part of 2017-18 contract negotiations, HSJ has learnt.
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.
The leader of Staffordshire’s sustainability and transformation plan has resigned ahead of the five year strategy being published.
COMMISSIONING: A £270m community services contract between Virgin Care and East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delayed for a month.
Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of Helen Scott-South as its new chief executive.
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust has resigned.
COMMERCIAL: The country’s largest GP federation has changed its constitution to become a community interest company.
The chief executive of Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has resigned after steering the trust out of special measures last October.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
FINANCE: Four clinical commissioning groups in Staffordshire have ‘paused’ a consultation on restricting access to NHS funded hearing aids
PERFORMANCE: Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has been removed from regulatory special measures.
STRUCTURE: East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s governing body has been asked which of its responsibilities it would consider delegating to a county-wide commissioning congress.