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    Trusts named to test new nursing associate role


    Health Education England has named the trusts to lead work piloting the new nursing associate role, and confirmed double the number of people will be trained for the new position than originally planned.

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    CCG and advisers accuse each other over £750m contract collapse


    Review lays bare chaotic process which led to £750m contract collapse Cambridgeshire CCG and its advisers blame each other for failure on key issues Concerns raised about process and budget set by CCG to deliver deal NHS England says it will scrutinise big contracts more closely ...

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    What's new in care models: Vanguard seeks Far East joint venture partner


    Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View

  • Cambridge

    Trust chiefs deny 'low-balling' bid before major contract collapse


    UnitingCare providers deny making a knowingly unrealistic bid for £750m contract Trusts, NHS England and CCG accuse previous provider of not being transparent over the service costs Previous provider Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust robustly rejects charge NHS trusts involved in the UnitingCare debacle have denied ...

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    Exclusive: Hinchingbrooke names private partner for £150m building project


    Plan says “strategic estates partnership” could secure £5m of recurrent income by letting property and managing land use Trust is seeking approval from Treasury and NHS Improvement Strategic estates partnerships are being closely watched by ministers as means for delivering NHS capital project A district ...

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    NAO: Major contract collapse reveals 'significant risks' to patients


    National Audit Office delivers withering verdict on organisations involved in collapse of £750m Cambridgeshire contract NHS regulation system means patient welfare can “fall between the cracks”, says senior MP There were “important gaps” in the advice provided by the Strategic Projects Team The NHS’s fragmented ...

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    Cambridgeshire trusts could merge by 2017


    Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke to consider merging by April 2017 Outline business case says merging would deliver £9m savings a year The recommendation will be discussed by both trust boards next week Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust and Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust will consider a ...

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    Most challenged STP footprint gets extra support


    Neil Modha was named leader of the sustainability and transformation plan for the area, which HSJ has identified as the most financially challenged in England . CCG has now confirmed he will also step down as STP leader when he leaves the group NHS Improvement heavily involved ...

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    What's new in care models: When councils should take over


    Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by integration reporter David Williams.

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    The Commissioner: Five messages from CCG leaders


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

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    Mapped: The financial health of every STP area


    Some of the 44 new health systems for England could be in such deep financial trouble that they will struggle to plan their way out of deficit, according to policy experts.

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    Exclusive: NAO investigates £725m Cambridgeshire contract collapse


    National Audit Office is investigating collapse of Cambridgeshire £725m older people’s contract NAO will examine role of national bodies and how contract was designed Investigation follows previous reviews into the collapse carried out by NHS England and CCG The National Audit Office has opened an ...

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    NHS England told: urgently review all major contracts


    NHS England review of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough contract failure is published Report calls for further reviews of CCG’s advisers VAT liabilities contributed to a £14m gap Contract should never have gone live in April 2015, review says NHS England should review all current and ...

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    Send patients to other trusts to avoid IT rollout 'turmoil', says tech chief


    Hospitals rolling out large IT projects could send some patients to other trusts during “go live”, chief clinical information officer suggests Cambridge FT director admits Epic implementation threw it into “turmoil” But he says system is now driving benefits and he wants others to learn from the ...

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    Monitor 'pushing hard for Hinchingbrooke merger by April 2017'


    Regulator “pushing hard” for Peterborough and Stamford to acquire Hinchingbrooke Concerns raised about speed at which Monitor wants a deal done for the two financially challenged trusts Monitor’s timetable could lead to “rushed and acrimonious” merger, says senior source Local MP has opposed idea of merger ...

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    HSJ Local

    Join up scrutiny to avoid another UnitingCare, says CCG lead


    Join up scrutiny of CCGs and providers to get more “holistic” picture, says Cambridgeshire CCG lead Neil Modha’s comments follow publication of audit into how £725m flagship deal collapsed Dr Modha says CCG gave NHS England “all the information” about UnitingCare deal before it went live ...

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    Following the Money: The nastiest hazards facing finance directors


    HSJ ’s new weekly email briefing on NHS finances, savings, and efforts to get the health service back in the black

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    CCGs could face tighter scrutiny when tendering big contracts


    NHS England probe into UnitingCare collapse likely to recommend “proactive assurance” around large contracts Regional director suggested the £725m deal structure was too complicated NHS England probe will give a “definitive answer” on Strategic Projects Team’s role in the deal Monitor director says regulator wanted more ...

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    Revealed: Failed Cambridgeshire provider asked for £34m bailout after just one month


    Audit of older people’s contract details £34m dispute one month after go-live UnitingCare planned to negotiate on income after the contract was awarded Significant shortcomings in the tender process identified Advisers from Strategic Projects Team failed to secure guarantees from winning bidders The controversial ...

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    Jim Mackey warns against 'trendy' transformation plans


    STP plans must not rely on new organisational models, says Jim Mackey He cites collapsed £800m contract as example of what not to do Leaders selected to head up STPs by local areas may also be changed Local NHS organisations have been warned against building ...