NHS East Surrey CCG

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Surrey CCGs braced for deficits over £20m

FINANCE: Two Surrey clinical commissioning groups are set to end the 2015-16 financial year with deficits totalling over £50m.

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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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First CCG is placed in special measures

PERFORMANCE: Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group has become the first CCG placed in special measures by NHS England.

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Newcastle upon Tyne trust scoops three HSJ Awards

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has scooped three prizes at the HSJ Awards 2015.

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CCG efficiency targets rise sharply as financial squeeze spreads

Clinical commissioning groups’ efficiency targets have risen by over a quarter this year in a sign that the financial strain on the health service is moving beyond the provider sector.

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Analysis: Some CCGs expect deficits up to three times higher than planned

A clutch of clinical commissioning groups ended 2014-15 expecting deficits up to three times higher than planned, even as the majority saw their outlook for the year improved by a funding rebate.