NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG

Ambulance

Commissioners give struggling ambulance service £10m extra

Commissioners are to pump an extra £10m into ambulance services in the south east this financial year so national standards for responding to emergency calls can be met from the middle of 2019.

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Regulators tell county to look again at centralising stroke services

Stroke services in West Sussex could be reorganised – two years after plans were halted because of fears they would impact on other hospitals outside the county.

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Chief officer of struggling CCGs steps down

The chief officer of two clinical commissioning groups is leaving her job, after they were put under directions by NHS England.

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High paid interims at overspending organisations revealed

Some of the most cash strapped clinical commissioning groups in the country have paid out hundreds of thousands of pounds for interim executives – despite a promised NHS England crackdown on their use, an HSJ investigation has revealed.

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Referral restriction plan 'puts patients at risk of opiate addiction'

Patients could be at risk of opiate addiction while waiting for surgery under policies being considered by seven clinical commissioning groups, the British Orthopaedic Association has warned.

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Trusts appoint new joint chair

The chair of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust has been “prised away” from his role to lead two south coast trusts.

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Coastal trust out of financial special measures

A large teaching hospital has come out of financial special measures despite ending the last financial year with a £56m deficit.

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NHS 111 procurement halted at the last minute

Two procurements for NHS 111 in the south east have been halted – in one case, just weeks before a new operator was expected to be announced.

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CCGs face losing millions after contract collapse

Seven clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are trying to recover £7.4m from a collapsed private provider but could face a counter-claim from administrators, HSJ has learned.

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Single accountable officer to lead six CCGs

Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.

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NHS England tells CCG to show more 'gravitas and grip'

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.

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Regulator criticises 'passive and unwieldy' STP

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.

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CCGs move to claw back cash from failed transport firm

Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are taking legal advice on whether they can get money back from a failed patient transport operator.

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Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

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.

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Leader steps aside at legal directions CCG

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”.

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NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

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CCGs overspend by £60m but only one revises forecast

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.

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Leading south coast trust misses finance target by £8m

A trust which is rated outstanding and is in relative financial health has reported an £8m deterioration in its finances.

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CCG with 'serious weaknesses' put under legal directions

A clinical commissioning group has been placed under legal directions by NHS England after reporting a £27m overspend.

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Thousands of patients could be forced into care homes due to CCG cuts

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.