Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.
A struggling clinical commissioning group was told it needed to show “stronger evidence of gravitas and grip” and move away from a “reactive and negatively critical approach” by an NHS England review.
A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.
Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are taking legal advice on whether they can get money back from a failed patient transport operator.
Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.
The accountable officer of a clinical commissioning group under NHS England legal directions is to step aside to take a new role in the local “accountable care partnership”.
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
Local commissioners overspent against their financial plans by nearly £60m in the four months to August, but NHS England still expects them to deliver a near breakeven position by the end of 2017-18.
A trust which is rated outstanding and is in relative financial health has reported an £8m deterioration in its finances.
A clinical commissioning group has been placed under legal directions by NHS England after reporting a £27m overspend.
Thousands of patients could be forced into residential care as a result of clinical commissioning groups restricting funding for care at home, data shared with HSJ reveals.
LEGAL: An independent review will examine the cases of patients at Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust who went on to kill after a patient was found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
STRUCTURE: A major transfer of patient transport services to private providers will go ahead on 1 April, commissioners have said, despite unions calling for a three month delay.
FINANCE: East Sussex Healthcare Trust has increased its predicted deficit by a third after losses soared in the first nine months of the financial year.
Complex integration left to later stage by Surrey, East and West Sussex
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
PERFORMANCE: Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust has been told to improve after the Care Quality Commission found the trust had no plan in place to tackle the high rate of suicide in the area.
WORKFORCE: Sussex Community Trust may have missed its targets for staff sickness absence because not enough staff had the flu vaccine or the vaccine itself was not effective.
STRUCTURE: Commissioners in West Sussex will begin discussions with local providers to continue delivering musculoskeletal services after the preferred bidder pulled out of the contract.