Northamptonshire is at risk of losing £15m of joint health and social care funding because of a failure to sign a contract and meet mandated NHS England targets.
GPs in the East Midlands have rejected their commissioner’s bid to take on the primary care budget for its region.
There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.
Northamptonshire’s two clinical commissioning groups now share a single accountable officer.
A CCG must pay an unexpected bill likely to run to millions of pounds, after a legal judgement that it had been wrongly undercutting tariff rates to an independent provider for three years.
The leader of one of the most poorly rated STPs is expected to step down and be replaced.
A GP consortium is threatening to close its urgent care centre this week, arguing that its local commissioners are acting “unlawfully” in refusing to pay it the NHS national tariff rate for its work.
A Midlands trust has signed one of the most advanced formal partnerships with a GP federation in a move to become a multispecialty community provider.
Four sustainability and transformation plan regions have failed to raise mental health spending as mandated by national leaders, HSJ can reveal.
Service redesign under the Northamptonshire sustainability and transformation plan may go so far that it will “make little sense to continue with separate organisational processes”.
Acute services at Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust and Northampton General Hospital Trust are to be merged as part of sustainability and transformation plans, HSJ can reveal.
PERFORMANCE: A review into the unexpected deaths of 18 mental health patients at an East Midlands trust has found “consistent failings” in the way staff carried out risk assessments when investigating the deaths.
FINANCE: A consortium of seven East Midlands acute trusts has been awarded £960,000 to support its work as a vanguard site developing a new model for radiology services.
Four clinical commissioning group areas will see a large portion of their primary care funding increase by more than 10 per cent next year.
Six clinical commissioning groups will see real terms cuts to their core budgets next year, according to financial allocations published by NHS England.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
COMMERCIAL: Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is planning to hive off a number of public health services to a newly created social enterprise.
COMMISSIONING: A GP ‘super practice’ which is also a new care model vanguard has applied to move to a different clinical commissioning group, but been rejected, HSJ can reveal.
COMMERCIAL: Commissioners across the East Midlands are looking to extend their contracts with the region’s biggest providers of NHS 111 services by six months. It follows an NHS England moratorium on procuring fresh contracts until September.
FINANCE: The NHS Trust Development Authority has challenged one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country to move ‘further and faster’ with reconfiguration plans designed to cut costs and improve care.