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CCGs avoid tender process with £57m contract award

Two incumbent community providers have been named as the lead contractors for a new £57m out of hospital services model proposed for Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Trusts could lose acute beds in stroke services shake-up

Strokes services in Coventry and Warwickshire could be centralised under a plan that will see two hospitals lose all their acute stroke beds.

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CCGs reveal appointments to shared executive team

Warwickshire North and Coventry and Rugby clinical commissioning groups have announced the make-up of their shared executive team, following directions from NHS England last year.

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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.

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Yorkshire 'inadequate' CCG appoints new chief officer

A struggling clinical commissioning group in Yorkshire, put in “financial special measures” last week, has appointed a new accountable officer.

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NHS England moves CCGs to 'single commissioning structures’

“Single commissioning leadership structures” will be introduced in two parts of the country by NHS England as part of a new “financial special measures regime” for clinical commissioning groups.

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Mapped: The trusts and CCGs in new special measures regime

NHS Improvement and NHS England have launched a new financial special measures regime for trusts and clinical commissioning groups which are not meeting their performance commitments.

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CCG abandons controversial community services procurement

A clinical commissioning group has abandoned its high profile competitive tender for community services in favour of a joint programme with two neighbouring commissioners.

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CCG’s drug ordering scheme will save ‘£8m a year’

FINANCE: Leaders of a West Midlands clinical commissioning group have estimated that a pilot scheme designed to cut medicines waste will save them up to £8m a year.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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Lack of winter cash 'will mean more A&E diverts'

Hospital chiefs have warned they face the “most difficult winter in recent memory” after cuts to their resilience funding.

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GPs tell patients providers are ‘in crisis’

PRIMARY CARE: GPs across Coventry have written to patients telling them that general practice is ‘in crisis’ due to a reduction in government funding as a proportion of the total NHS budget.

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Coventry and Warwickshire posts £13m in-year deficit

FINANCE: University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire Trust reported an in-year deficit of £13m in August, according to board documents.

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Exclusive: Norman Lamb to chair mental health commission

Norman Lamb will chair a commission looking at the links between poor mental health, public services and the economy, set up by local authorities in the West Midlands, they have confirmed to HSJ.

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New chief executive for West Midlands trust

The chief executive of a North West community trust is to take on the top job at a West Midlands mental health provider.

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Exclusive: Leaked NHS England study links nursing numbers and care quality

A leaked NHS England study has revealed a significant relationship between the number of nurses on duty in hospitals and 40 indicators of patient care and outcomes.

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New chair at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust

WORKFORCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has appointed a new chair.

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Value in Healthcare Awards 2015 shortlist announced

Book your table for the ceremony on 22 September.

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West Midlands trust ends year with deficit millions worse than planned

FINANCE: A West Midlands trust finished last year with a deficit £18.7m worse than that it originally planned for, recent board papers reveal.

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Independent inquiry due into trust’s handling of whistleblower

An independent investigation into the handling of whistleblowing concerns at a West Midlands trust, commissioned by the NHS Trust Development Authority, is expected to report soon, HSJ has learned.