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.
Patients could be at risk of opiate addiction while waiting for surgery under policies being considered by seven clinical commissioning groups, the British Orthopaedic Association has warned.
The chair of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust has been “prised away” from his role to lead two south coast trusts.
A large teaching hospital has come out of financial special measures despite ending the last financial year with a £56m deficit.
Two procurements for NHS 111 in the south east have been halted – in one case, just weeks before a new operator was expected to be announced.
Seven clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are trying to recover £7.4m from a collapsed private provider but could face a counter-claim from administrators, HSJ has learned.
Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.
A struggling clinical commissioning group was told it needed to show “stronger evidence of gravitas and grip” and move away from a “reactive and negatively critical approach” by an NHS England review.
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.
Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are taking legal advice on whether they can get money back from a failed patient transport operator.
Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.
The accountable officer of a clinical commissioning group under NHS England legal directions is to step aside to take a new role in the local “accountable care partnership”.
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
Local commissioners overspent against their financial plans by nearly £60m in the four months to August, but NHS England still expects them to deliver a near breakeven position by the end of 2017-18.
A trust which is rated outstanding and is in relative financial health has reported an £8m deterioration in its finances.
A clinical commissioning group has been placed under legal directions by NHS England after reporting a £27m overspend.
Thousands of patients could be forced into residential care as a result of clinical commissioning groups restricting funding for care at home, data shared with HSJ reveals.
LEGAL: An independent review will examine the cases of patients at Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust who went on to kill after a patient was found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
STRUCTURE: A major transfer of patient transport services to private providers will go ahead on 1 April, commissioners have said, despite unions calling for a three month delay.