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.
A health and social care devolution style deal is being put in place in Surrey, it has been announced – the second after Greater Manchester.
Waiting times for children in need of a wheelchair have been inaccurately reported by Virgin Care.
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.
One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.
Three clinical commissioning groups – two of which are in financial special measures – have recruited a joint chief officer for the first time.
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.
RECONFIGURATION: Adult community services in Surrey face a shake-up next year with clinical commissioning groups choosing to work alone rather than commissioning across the county.
Complex integration left to later stage by Surrey, East and West Sussex
STRUCTURE: Two Surrey trusts could merge as early as the summer after their boards decided to press ahead with revised plans.
Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England raise serious questions about the use of NHS resources, a leading public health expert has warned.
STRUCTURE: The proposed merger between two Surrey foundation trusts has been given the go ahead by the Competition and Markets Authority.
The proposed merger between Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Foundation Trust has been ‘provisionally cleared’ by the Competition and Markets Authority.
STRUCTURE: Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust expects the redevelopment of inpatient facility Farnham Road Hospital in Guildford to be completed in June and to have patients by November.
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has appointed an oversight director at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust after it “consistently failed” to meet the four hour accident and emergency target.
NHS trusts could in future choose between becoming a foundation trust or an independent mutually owned company as the provider sector becomes increasingly ‘fluid and uncertain’, HSJ has been told.
PERFORMANCE: A Surrey breast screening centre run by Virgin Care Services is being investigated following a ‘large number’ of waiting times breaches.
PERFORMANCE: Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Foundation Trust is struggling to clear a backlog of patients waiting for planned treatment because private providers are turning away more than expected, the trust has said.
PERFORMANCE: South east commissioners have issued a critical assessment of stroke services at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Foundation Trust as it seeks to establish a round the clock unit for acute patients.