NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG

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Regulator criticises 'passive and unwieldy' STP

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.

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CCGs move to claw back cash from failed transport firm

Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are taking legal advice on whether they can get money back from a failed patient transport operator.

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National bodies step in as health economy's financial risk grows

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.”

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NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

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HSJ Awards 2017: Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government

The East Sussex Better Together programme was developed to improve care pathways and patient outcomes by integrating health and social care systems.

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Analysis: The areas seeing sustained falls in emergency admissions

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.

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Independent hospital provider to NHS rated outstanding

An independent provider has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

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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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Deficit forecast quadruples at financial special measures trust

A leading teaching hospital is forecasting a £60m deficit this financial year – nearly four times its control total.

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Memory test showed value of keeping it local

The results of a pilot memory assessment service showed the value of delivering dementia services within primary care

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GPs to be offered 'portfolio' contract with hospital trust

Commissioners in east Sussex are to offer GPs a contact with the local acute and community services trust.

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Supplement: The NHS needs the complete data picture

Collaborative commissioning can help

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Chief executive of south east trust resigns

WORKFORCE: The chief executive of East Sussex Healthcare Trust has resigned after councillors placed a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the organisation’s leadership.

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Contract signed for £2.5m cancer suite refit

ACUTE CARE: Building work is to start on a £2.5m cancer suite with an expanded day unit at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

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East Sussex rated 'inadequate' by CQC

PERFORMANCE: East Sussex Healthcare Trust has been rated as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission.

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CCGs taking on full primary care co-commissioning powers revealed

NHS England has revealed the 64 clinical commissioning groups that will take full control of their local primary care budgets from April.

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Exclusive: CCGs criticise NHS England co-commissioning 'confusion'

The leaders of six clinical commissioning groups have written to NHS England criticising “apparent confusion and lack of clarity” in its proposals for primary care co-commissioning, HSJ can reveal.

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East Sussex CCG puts community contract out to tender

COMMERCIAL: High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning has put its community services out to tender after serving notice on its part of a block contract.

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Former trust finance chief jailed for £2.2m fraud

A former head of financial accounting at two NHS bodies in East Sussex has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison after being found guilty of defrauding the health service out of £2.2m.