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Virgin agrees contract extension in Surrey

Virgin Care is to continue providing adult community services in one corner of Surrey after winning a contract extension.

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Acute-led community services deal brings 'great potential for integration'

A clinical commissioning group has welcomed the “really good potential for integrated care” after a partnership led by its local hospital trust was the only bidder for its community health services contract.

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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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Private provider loses community services contract to NHS

Virgin Care has lost its bid to hold on to community services in part of Surrey, with the local trust and GP federation chosen as preferred bidder for the Guildford and Waverley area.

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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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Thousands of disabled people forced to wait months for wheelchairs

One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.

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NHS management fraudster convicted for second time

A convicted fraudster who was jailed for more than two years after pretending to be a doctor for nine years at a primary care trust has pleaded guilty after being caught trying to commit a similar crime again.

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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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CCGs risk fines and unpaid tax bills for breaking pay rules

Clinical commissioning groups could face significant bills for unpaid tax and penalty fines after falling foul of rules over the use of off-payroll payments to GP leaders.

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Community services face shake-up as CCGs go solo

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.

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Francis adviser to lead inquiry into 'heart breaking' baby death

An adviser to the Mid Staffs public inquiry will lead an investigation into the death and treatment of a baby girl whose case exposed a “regulatory gap” in the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

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Health on the back burner in southern devolution bid

Complex integration left to later stage by Surrey, East and West Sussex

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CQC hails merger trust for ‘most impressive’ ever transformation

The Care Quality Commission has praised the “remarkable” improvement in care at Wexham Park Hospital as the “most impressive” turnaround it has seen since the start of its new inspection regime in 2013.

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Frimley chief calls for increase in NHS takeovers

The NHS should do trust takeovers on a “bigger scale” when the conditions are right, the chief executive of Frimley Health Foundation Trust has said.

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Investigation: ‘Unwarranted and unfair’ disparity in elective surgery revealed

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.

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Revamped Surrey ward to open this autumn

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.

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HSJ leadership inquiry member knighted in new year's honours

Sam Everington, chair of Tower Hamlets CCG, is among a number of NHS managers, nurses and doctors included in the new year’s honours list

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Aspirant FTs could have option to become a mutual

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.

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End Game: Homeopathy invasion

Simon Stevens fends off Commons quizzing on alternative medicine

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Trust merger delayed amid financial wrangling

The planned merger of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals and Frimley Park Hospital foundation trusts has been delayed