NHS Crawley CCG

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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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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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CCGs handed legal directions after deficits slide

Two clinical commissioning groups in Sussex have been given legal directions after their forecast deficits increased by millions of pounds after just seven months of the financial year.

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CCGs to share leader in move towards 'alliance'

Four clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share a single accountable officer as they start working as a “commissioning alliance”.

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CCG leaders step down amid NHS England investigation

Two senior clinical commissioning group leaders have stepped down, and the CCG is being investigated by NHS England, it has emerged.

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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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Mouth care to become mandatory as part of nurse training

WORKFORCE: Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust plans to make mouth care training mandatory as part of its certified training for all nurses.

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NHS England resolves £50m dispute with CCGs

NHS England has settled a dispute with clinical commissioning groups in the south of England over its proposal to transfer £50m from their budgets to its own specialised commissioners.

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Exclusive: CCGs criticise NHS England co-commissioning 'confusion'

The leaders of six clinical commissioning groups have written to NHS England criticising “apparent confusion and lack of clarity” in its proposals for primary care co-commissioning, HSJ can reveal.

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Mental health hospital stops accepting new patients following CQC concerns

A mental health hospital in Sussex has stopped accepting new routine patients following concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission during a recent inspection

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NHS England struggling to balance £97bn budget

NHS England this week confirmed it had still not managed to set plans to balance its £97bn budget for 2014-15, in what experts saw as a sign that the NHS overall could face financial crisis sooner than expected.

Consortium wins £210m MSK contract

FINANCE: A four-strong consortium of Sussex providers has scooped a five-year musculoskeletal contract worth £210m.

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HSJ Live 21.03.2014: CQC trialling appeals process for quality ratings

CQC trialling a new appeals process that will allow providers to challenge their rating, plus the rest of today’s news and comment

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Two CSUs announce formal merger

STRUCTURE: Two commissioning support units have announced they are entering into a formal merger.

Sussex-based accountants target GPs

COMMERCIAL: Sussex-based chartered accountants and tax advisers, Carpenter Box LLP, has launched a new team specialising in the healthcare sector.

Surrey and Sussex CCGs choose new CSU providers

STRUCTURE: New arrangements for providing commissioning support services are being put in place across Surrey and Sussex, NHS England has announced.

A&E performance problem in Sussex

PERFORMANCE: A&E performance across Sussex was below the 95 per cent target for treating patients within four hours in January.

Sussex neuro patients likely to be referred to London

PERFORMANCE: Sussex patients needing routine neurosurgery may have to travel to London over the next few months because of pressure on the local provider.

Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG authorised with four conditions

STRUCTURE: NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group has been conditionally authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board.

Coastal West Sussex CCG receives green light

STRUCTURE: NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group has been conditionally authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board.