NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG

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Batch of CCG mergers approved for next year

NHS England has approved a first tranche of clinical commissioning group mergers for April 2020, but has declined to say which ones.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Consultancy Partnership of the Year

WINNER: 2020 Delivery and Portsmouth Hospitals Trust: Urgent Care Performance and Culture Change

Tracey Cox

Three CCGs appoint single CEO

Three clinical commissioning groups in the South West have appointed a single chief executive, who will also lead their sustainability and transformation partnership.

Lincolnshire: eyeing savings of £14m through redesign

CCGs reveal large backlogs of death reviews

NHS England has been urged to dramatically increase its funding for reviews of learning disability deaths, as clinical commissioning groups have revealed large backlogs with their investigations

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Early cancer diagnosis rates drop in several areas

The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.

Chris Bown

Former chief of several trusts to lead advanced STP

A former trust chief executive has been appointed leader of a sustainability and transformation partnership covering two counties in the South West.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: The class of 2011

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: The Southern Health carve-up continues

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Social care

Commissioners insist Virgin Care will make no 'margin' on Bath contract

COMMERICAL: A CCG and council in the South West have claimed Virgin Care will make no “margin” on a community services contract it has been chosen as the preferred bidder for.

Bath

Virgin Care preferred bidder for £69m community services contract

COMMERCIAL: Virgin Care has been selected as preferred bidder to provide community services in Bath and north east Somerset covering a current annual expenditure of £69.2m.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: A trio of inspection reports

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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Chief executive and directors leave mental health trust

WORKFORCE: The chief executive and two non-executive directors of Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust have resigned.

Bath

Somerset commissioners propose single health and social care budget

STRUCTURE: Commissioners across Bath and north east Somerset plan to create a pooled budget across health and social care as part of a review into community services in the region.

Bristol

Virgin in running for Bristol children’s community services contract

COMMERCIAL: Virgin Care Services is in the running to be the interim provider of children’s community services in Bristol and south Gloucestershire, after the incumbent NHS provider announced it would end its contract in March.

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111 and urgent care contracts go to social enterprise

COMMERCIAL: Commissioners have awarded contracts to provide Somerset’s GP out of hours and NHS 111 services to a social enterprise.

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Bath praised for pharmacists in GP surgeries scheme

PRIMARY CARE: A mobile pharmacy team in Bath and North East Somerset that provides patients with access to a pharmacist’s expertise at their local GP has been praised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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Special measures trust looking for two new ‘buddies’

PERFORMANCE: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust is in talks to enter into a formal ‘buddying’ arrangement with Royal United Hospitals Bath FT, following the end of its relationship with Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals FT.

Bath

Updated: Bath FT's takeover of specialist trust given green light

STRUCTURE: Royal United Hospitals Bath Foundation Trust has taken over Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases FT after its proposal was approved by Monitor.