NHS East Surrey CCG

Louise Stead

Deputy appointed to trust chief executive role

The deputy chief executive of the Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust is stepping up to the top job.

Money, cash and notes

High paid interims at overspending organisations revealed

Some of the most cash strapped clinical commissioning groups in the country have paid out hundreds of thousands of pounds for interim executives – despite a promised NHS England crackdown on their use, an HSJ investigation has revealed.

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Two more digital 'exemplars' to get £7.5m

NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.

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Five CCGs forced to make £50m savings

Five clinical commissioning groups in Sussex have to save £50m in the next nine months to achieve an agreed £65m deficit – and to gain access to sustainability funding.

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Single accountable officer to lead six CCGs

Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.

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New CCG alliance brings in consultants to review governance

Four clinical commissioning groups that formed an alliance at the start of the year have hired PwC to carry out a review of their governance.

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Regulator criticises 'passive and unwieldy' STP

A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.

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Exclusive: Major GP partnership expands into sixth STP area

One of the largest scale GP providers in the country has expanded into a sixth sustainability and transformation partnership region.

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Fifth CCG could join new regional alliance

A fifth clinical commissioning group is considering joining the Central Sussex Commissioning Alliance, just days after it went live.

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Commissioners settle with Virgin following contract dispute

A legal dispute between Virgin Care and six Surrey clinical commissioning groups has been resolved – with an apparent payment by the NHS to the company.

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CCG warns deficit could hit £33m

One of the country’s smallest clinical commissioning groups expects to end the financial year with a £22m deficit – but has warned it could be as large as £33m.

Matthew Tait

Three CCGs in 'devolution' STP appoint shared chief officer

A single chief officer has been appointed across the three clinical commissioning groups in the Surrey Heartlands sustainability and transformation partnership.

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GP quality: The best and worst areas in the South

East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst rated GP surgeries in the South, exclusive HSJ analysis has shown.

Money, cash and notes

Analysed: The CCGs with the biggest overspends

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.

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Exclusive: London STP considers cutting number of acute sites to three

The draft sustainability and transformation plan for southwest London reveals that leaders are considering cutting the number of acute sites in the patch from five to four or three.

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NHS England moves CCGs to 'single commissioning structures’

“Single commissioning leadership structures” will be introduced in two parts of the country by NHS England as part of a new “financial special measures regime” for clinical commissioning groups.

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Mapped: The trusts and CCGs in new special measures regime

NHS Improvement and NHS England have launched a new financial special measures regime for trusts and clinical commissioning groups which are not meeting their performance commitments.

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Troubled CCGs spent hundreds of thousands on interim directors

Several clinical commissioning groups which are subject to NHS England legal directions spent hundreds of thousands of pounds each on interim executives and directors last year.

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Daily Insight: It’s hard times in East Surrey

HSJ’s round-up of the must read stories from Friday

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Struggling CCG spent £500,000 on two interims last year

A clinical commissioning group which is under directions from NHS England spent £500,000 on two “off payroll” interim executives last year.