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.
More than 1,500 people gather for annual celebration of the finest achievements in the NHS, with winners named in 23 categories at the 2017 HSJ Awards.
The team developed a real time referral service to provide timely diagnosis and improve patients’ access to services.
Dr Claire Fuller has provided excellent leadership during challenging times and ensured the CCG remained focused on improving patient care and quality. She led the redesign of the governance structure and created a new clinical cabinet and developed a GP future leader’s programme.
A health and social care devolution style deal is being put in place in Surrey, it has been announced – the second after Greater Manchester.
A single chief officer has been appointed across the three clinical commissioning groups in the Surrey Heartlands sustainability and transformation partnership.
One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.
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.
What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
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.
FINANCE: Two Surrey clinical commissioning groups are set to end the 2015-16 financial year with deficits totalling over £50m.
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.
STRUCTURE: Five community hospitals in Surrey could have services changed, and two could close, under plans drawn up by their clinical commissioning group.
Complex integration left to later stage by Surrey, East and West Sussex
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has scooped three prizes at the HSJ Awards 2015.
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: A review of five community hospitals by Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group has set out four options for future community care, which include the closure of two hospitals.
Clinical commissioning groups failing for more than a year could have their responsibilities removed and handed to other organisations, new guidance indicates.