NHS Birmingham South and Central CCG

Claire Murdoch

Revealed: One in 10 CCGs flout key NHS spending pledge

One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.

Paul Hennings

Chief executive appointed for largest CCG

A substantive chief executive has been appointed to run what will be the largest clinical commissioning group in England when it is formed via a three-way merger in April.

Peter Ingram

Clinical chair appointed for biggest CCG merger in the country

Three merging Birmingham and Solihull clinical commissioning groups have appointed local GP Peter Ingham as their new clinical chair.


Exclusive: Mergers involving 11 CCGs get green light

NHS England has approved unprecedented changes to clinical commissioning groups across the country, consolidating 11 CCGs into four, HSJ can reveal.

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CSU blunder leads to hundreds of missed continuing healthcare alerts

Alerts for hundreds of continuing healthcare patients went undetected because an IT system was left “unmanned” for months.

Paul Jennings

Merger CCGs appoint interim after failing to recruit permanent chief

Birmingham and Solihull’s merging clinical commissioning groups have appointed their first joint chief executive on an interim basis, after failing to find a permanent candidate.


Plans confirmed for biggest ever CCG merger

A merger of three clinical commissioning groups would streamline commissioning across Birmingham and Solihull with some functions shifting to accountable care organisations.


Mental health beds shortfall puts patients at 'intolerable' risk

Commissioners are planning to spend millions of pounds on extra acute mental health services, after shortfalls in beds in a controversial new service placed patients at “intolerable” risk.


Dame Julie Moore to take over STP

Dame Julie Moore is to be confirmed as the new lead for the Birmingham and Solihull sustainability and transformation plan.

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Finance woes hold up biggest CCG merger in England

Progress towards a merger creating the biggest clinical commissioning group in the country, covering 1.2 million people, has been delayed because commissioners have failed to sign off a shared financial plan.

Jigsaw puzzle

NHS England sets new rules for CCG mergers

Clinical commissioning group mergers must create footprints that help deliver sustainability and transformation plans, and which are “future proofed” for the emergence of accountable care providers, under new NHS England guidance.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

City becomes the first to publish its full STP

Birmingham and Solihull’s sustainability and transformation plan, which has been published today despite NHS England asking for the release of STPs to be delayed, has proposed a single “lead provider” for maternity care.


NHS funding pressure pushes up council overspend

Efforts to bolster the struggling social care system in Birmingham while the city’s sustainability and transformation plan focuses on dealing with NHS funding pressures have pushed the council’s projected overspend this year to £35m, it has emerged.


Merger CCGs appoint joint chair for new board

Three clinical commissioning groups have appointed a chair for a new joint board being established ahead of their planned full merger.


Exclusive: Birmingham CCGs plan to merge by April 2018

Three Birmingham clinical commissioning groups are planning to merge in April 2018, HSJ understands.


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.

Dave west expert briefing

The Commissioner: More good CCGs will merge than bad ones

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


Exclusive: Three commissioners consider merger to form biggest CCG

Three clinical commissioning groups in Birmingham and Solihull are in talks to work much more closely together and are considering a merger

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Royal college lambasts CCGs over restricting access to surgery

Six clinical commissioning groups have been accused of ignoring or misrepresenting clinical guidance in order to restrict access to vital surgery.