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.
Cancer patients in three counties are at greater risk of death than elsewhere in the country because of slow referrals and late diagnosis, official data reveals.
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.”
The East Sussex Better Together programme was developed to improve care pathways and patient outcomes by integrating health and social care systems.
An independent provider has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
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.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
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.
PERFORMANCE: East Sussex Healthcare Trust has been rated as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission.
NHS England has revealed the 64 clinical commissioning groups that will take full control of their local primary care budgets from April.
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.
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.
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.
STRUCTURE: Consultant led maternity and paediatric services in East Sussex will be permanently run at Conquest Hospital in Hastings after clinical commissioning groups in the area voted to approve the proposal.
COMMERCIAL: A Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group has voted to serve notice on its community services contract with East Sussex Healthcare Trust after flagging concerns with the current offering.