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.
A company that was heavily criticised over a shambolic patient transport services contract in Sussex is to be dissolved, Companies House has confirmed.
Four clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share a single accountable officer as they start working as a “commissioning alliance”.
An independent provider has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
Commissioners in Sussex paid a total of £642,000 in wages to former NHS staff after their private company employer ceased trading, HSJ can reveal.
The “phased withdrawal” of Coperforma from providing Sussex’s patient transport service has been greeted with a sigh of relief from unions and many patients. But it leaves many questions unanswered.
Coperforma, the company which is handing back its Sussex patient transport contract, has said it is “disappointed” but has not commented on a critical inspection report.
An independent patient transport provider is to hand back a £63m contract to the NHS, as it was revealed the Care Quality Commission has served six improvement notices on it.
A leading teaching hospital is forecasting a £60m deficit this financial year – nearly four times its control total.
A clinical commissioning group has paid the wages owed to the staff of a patient transport services subcontractor, amid a dispute with the main provider.
The results of a pilot memory assessment service showed the value of delivering dementia services within primary care
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.
PERFORMANCE: Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex have ordered an independent inquiry into the troubled start of a new patient transport service.
COMMISSIONING: The company in charge of patient transport services in Sussex may have been the only bidder for the £12m a year contract, HSJ has learned.
Less than a week after new providers took over patient transport services in Sussex an MP is warning she will raise issues with ministers if they are not resolved quickly, while union members have also been balloted over strike action.
RECONFIGURATION: Maternity services in part of east Sussex are to transfer to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust in Kent.
STRUCTURE: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust will take over a maternity unit previously run by East Sussex Healthcare Trust.