Trusts are having to negotiate local deals to ensure they still get paid for outpatient referrals after the NHS switches from paper to electronic referrals later this year.
Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.
Four clinical commissioning groups that formed an alliance at the start of the year have hired PwC to carry out a review of their governance.
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.
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.
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.
Four clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share a single accountable officer as they start working as a “commissioning alliance”.
Two senior clinical commissioning group leaders have stepped down, and the CCG is being investigated by NHS England, it has emerged.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
WORKFORCE: Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust plans to make mouth care training mandatory as part of its certified training for all nurses.
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.
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.
A mental health hospital in Sussex has stopped accepting new routine patients following concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission during a recent inspection
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.
FINANCE: A four-strong consortium of Sussex providers has scooped a five-year musculoskeletal contract worth £210m.
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STRUCTURE: Two commissioning support units have announced they are entering into a formal merger.
COMMERCIAL: Sussex-based chartered accountants and tax advisers, Carpenter Box LLP, has launched a new team specialising in the healthcare sector.
STRUCTURE: New arrangements for providing commissioning support services are being put in place across Surrey and Sussex, NHS England has announced.