Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by commissioning correspondent, Sharon Brennan.
Health leaders in one of the first wave of “integrated care systems” have been forced to agree new ad hoc ways of working with a council, after it formally quit the partnership, it has emerged.
The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.
An “advanced” health economy has appointed a joint chief finance officer to work across its three commissioners.
Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Groups have appointed a new joint accountable officer, a key appointment as it bids to move towards an integrated care system model.
NHS England and local commissioners want to look again at “fragile” clinical services run by Bedford Hospital Trust – less than a year after the provider committed to retaining its emergency and obstetrics departments.
Local authorities from a leading health economy have threatened to quit working with its STP as they say it “cannot legitimately claim to be working towards an integrated system.”
Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.
A leading health system will not become a “fully operational” integrated care system this year as hoped, instead remaining in “shadow” form.
More than one in 10 clinical commissioning groups were forecasting they would miss the national mental health spending mandate for 2017-18, latest NHS England data shows.
A two year patient transport contract was awarded to an ambulance trust, after it said it would not otherwise be able to provide short term support, it has emerged.
A large clinical commissioning group – which is part of a proposed accountable care system – has been put back in financial special measures, less than a year after coming out of the regime.
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
One of the country’s leading mental health trusts has won a £195m contract to provide community health services in Bedfordshire.
Mental Health Inreach Team, Oxleas Foundation Trust, HMP Swaleside: The Emotional Wellbeing Mentor Scheme at HMP Swaleside
A single chief officer has been appointed across the three clinical commissioning groups in the Surrey Heartlands sustainability and transformation partnership.
A City investment firm is set to buy Circle, one of the NHS’s most high profile private providers, in a deal the company said values it at around £74m.
Four sustainability and transformation plan regions have failed to raise mental health spending as mandated by national leaders, HSJ can reveal.
A Midlands trusts is asking staff to stand when meetings run over an hour to help meet its staff health and wellbeing CQUIN goal, which is worth £900,000 this financial year.