Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.
Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned.
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.
The biggest “fast track” area moving people with learning disabilities out of hospitals has warned it faces an additional £8m annual bill, while others also anticipate increased costs.
A single accountable officer will lead all four clinical commissioning groups across a West Midlands sustainability and transformation partnership.
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.
Worcestershire commissioners have chosen a community and mental health trust to be an “integrator” for accountable care across the county.
The Worcestershire and Herefordshire sustainability and transformation partnership has appointed veteran NHS manager Charles Waddicor as its independent chair.
Three West Midlands clinical commissioning groups will will hold their governing body meetings and share the majority of their members ahead of a possible merger in 2019.
The team developed a service that offered a single point of access to support and care for dementia patients and carers.
Every sustainability and transformation partnership area has been set a target for the number of GPs it needs to recruit by 2020 by NHS England, HSJ has learned.
Three West Midlands clinical commissioning groups have appointed their first joint accountable officer – a year after they merged their leadership team.
Three clinical commissioning groups in the West Midlands are set to appoint a single accountable officer, HSJ has learned.
The British Medical Association has expressed “significant concern” about “local GP-led groups” missing out on new contracts around the country to provide additional GP appointments.
A struggling trust has said it must to raise the “acuity threshold” for emergency admissions and discharge due to a surge in the number of people attending its accident and emergency department, HSJ has learned.
One of the three West Midlands CCGs that plans to ration knee and hip operations to save £2m a year has said it was advised by an NHS England official prior to making the decision.
A troubled West Midlands acute trust has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it has two months to make significant safety improvements, HSJ has learned.
The Royal College of Surgeons has said there is “no clinical justification” for three CCGs’ plan to greatly reduce eligibility for knee and hip replacements, which could save £2m a year.
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.
NHS England given approval in principle for £29m of capital spending to pay for the reconfiguration of acute services at Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust.