NHS Shropshire CCG

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Trusts battle to take over neighbouring provider

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.

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Long delayed hospital reconfiguration gets green light

Commissioners in Shropshire have agreed to progress the long delayed reconfiguration of acute services across their sustainability and transformation footprint.

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CCGs move closer to controversial A&E reconfiguration

Commissioners in the West Midlands want to move to public consultation on the controversial reconfiguration of acute services in Shropshire, following months of delays.

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GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East

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.

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Large GP partnership takes on practices across STPs

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.

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Struggling CCG bids to resolve 'financial crisis' with service review

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.

Accountable officer for inadequate CCG named

A clinical commissioning group rated inadequate by NHS England has appointed a permanent accountable officer.

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MP criticises 'remote' Simon Stevens over hospital reconfiguration

A local MP has criticised Simon Stevens and NHS England for being “silent and detached” over the deadlock preventing hospital reconfiguration in Shropshire.

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Trust sought millions in compensation for 'horrendous' handover delays

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.

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Sandwiches withdrawn from trust with cash flow problems

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.

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Analysed: The CCGs with the biggest overspends

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.

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Trust suspends services at two maternity units

A trust in the Midlands has temporarily closed one of its midwife led maternity units and suspended services at another facility.

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Special measures CCG must 'think the unthinkable' to avoid £31m deficit

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group is facing a potential £31m deficit unless it takes urgent action after already recording an £18m deficit by July.

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16 CCGs launch integrated NHS 111 and urgent care services

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.

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NHS England forecasting first ever overspend

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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The Commissioner: Who wants to be a combined authority?

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West

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Special measures CCG placed in NHS England 'directions'

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been placed in NHS England “directions” because of concerns over its governance and financial deficit.

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Trust's poor culture and defensive attitude criticised after baby death

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.

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Special measures CCG appoints first GP chair

WORKFORCE: Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed Julian Povey as its chair.

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Exclusive: Baby death investigation uncovers systemic failings at trust

A midwife who retrospectively altered the clinical notes of a dead baby girl has claimed she was told to do so by the supervisor responsible for investigating the death, a new investigation has revealed.