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.
An off-payroll turnaround director has been appointed to one of the most financially challenged health economies, as two of its clinical commissioning groups were placed under legal directions by NHS England.
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.
Two clinical commissioning groups could cut spending on non-acute community services by five per cent to tackle concerns over budget deficits.
Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.
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.
The East Sussex health economy has a “system risk” of £80m with its clinical commissioning groups and the main acute provider likely to miss their control totals and the financial deterioration likely to “one of the most significant in the South East.”
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
The East Sussex Better Together programme was developed to improve care pathways and patient outcomes by integrating health and social care systems.
Containing and reducing emergency hospital admissions is often seen as the holy grail of sustainable and better integrated healthcare. For most it has been elusive, but HSJ has identified and spoken to several areas which appear to have seen sustained reductions in recent years.
An independent provider has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
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.
A leading teaching hospital is forecasting a £60m deficit this financial year – nearly four times its control total.
The results of a pilot memory assessment service showed the value of delivering dementia services within primary care
Commissioners in east Sussex are to offer GPs a contact with the local acute and community services trust.
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of East Sussex Healthcare Trust has resigned after councillors placed a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the organisation’s leadership.
ACUTE CARE: Building work is to start on a £2.5m cancer suite with an expanded day unit at Eastbourne District General Hospital.