A judge has criticised two clinical commissioning groups for spending public money on “expensive lawyers” in a ruling on funding of care for patients registered in another area.
Commissioners have backtracked on decisions not to accept out of area children who are in care of its under pressure mental health service.
An acute trust and a mental health provider in the West Midlands will compete to take over a neighbouring community trust after both were shortlisted as preferred bidders to run the struggling provider.
Commissioners in Shropshire have agreed to progress the long delayed reconfiguration of acute services across their sustainability and transformation footprint.
Commissioners in the West Midlands want to move to public consultation on the controversial reconfiguration of acute services in Shropshire, following months of delays.
In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.
A large primary care provider is set to become the biggest GP partnership in England following its expansion into a second STP area, HSJ has learned.
A financially challenged CCG has announced it will carry out a review of several services over the next few months in order to “resolve the financial crisis” in its health economy.
A clinical commissioning group rated inadequate by NHS England has appointed a permanent accountable officer.
A local MP has criticised Simon Stevens and NHS England for being “silent and detached” over the deadlock preventing hospital reconfiguration in Shropshire.
An ambulance trust sought millions of pounds in compensation from commissioners for “horrendous” handover delays as part of 2017-18 contract negotiations, HSJ has learnt.
An acute trust is seeking to delay up to £8m of payments due to cash flow problems, leading at least one supplier to withdraw its products.
Four of the five most overspent clinical commissioning groups so far in 2016-17 are in the West Midlands, but most still expect to recover their positions by March.
A trust in the Midlands has temporarily closed one of its midwife led maternity units and suspended services at another facility.
Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group is facing a potential £31m deficit unless it takes urgent action after already recording an £18m deficit by July.
Sixteen West Midlands clinical commissioning groups are set to mobilise a new integrated NHS 111, GP out of hours and urgent care service across a population of 4.6 million after awarding a set of contracts worth up to £172m.
The overall NHS England budget is forecast to be overspent for the first time in 2016-17, and 45 clinical commissioning groups are performing worse than planned.
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Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been placed in NHS England “directions” because of concerns over its governance and financial deficit.
A hospital trust’s poor safety culture and defensive attitude towards complaints prevented it from investigating the avoidable death of a baby girl and learning lessons from mistakes in her care, an independent report has concluded.