An acute trust in special measures has claimed the national financial regime for NHS trusts has resulted in £19m of extra costs and lost income.
NHS England has launched an independent investigation into how two clinical commissioning group managers were given redundancy payments which appear to have breached the maximum allowed.
Commissioning leaders in northern Staffordshire have admitted they will miss their financial plans by more than £30m in 2018-19.
Virgin Care has terminated large parts of a controversial prime provider contract in the West Midlands, HSJ can reveal
The Royal College of Surgeons has been asked to review a trust’s specialist service following never events and concerns over staff culture.
Virgin Care has demanded more money for a controversial prime provider contract it signed with commissioners in Staffordshire last year, HSJ has learned.
A clinical commissioning group and the Information Commissioner are looking into concerns raised by a patient that a major online pharmacy has gained access to patients’ details to send out marketing material.
A trust in Staffordshire has been forced to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds in VAT charges due to a controversial “prime provider” contract commissioned by its CCG.
Commissioners in Staffordshire have received endorsement from members for their plans to appoint a single accountable officer, despite GPs previously submitting a vote of no confidence in the CCGs.
More than 1,000 patients have been left waiting for follow up appointments because of capacity problems at a struggling specialist service.
A commissioning leader from the North West has been appointed as director for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ has learned.
NHS England has appointed a community trust chair as interim leader for the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent sustainability and transformation partnership, following failure to recruit a permanent head since November.
A Midlands clinical commissioning group is locked in a contract dispute with Virgin Care over a controversial “prime provider” contract awarded last year, HSJ has learned.
An ambulance trust sought millions of pounds in compensation from commissioners for “horrendous” handover delays as part of 2017-18 contract negotiations, HSJ has learnt.
An accident and emergency department will close in Staffordshire along with 100 community hospital beds, according to the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent sustainability and transformation plan.
The leader of Staffordshire’s sustainability and transformation plan has resigned ahead of the five year strategy being published.
COMMISSIONING: A £270m community services contract between Virgin Care and East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been delayed for a month.
Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of Helen Scott-South as its new chief executive.
WORKFORCE: The chief executive of University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust has resigned.