NHS East Staffordshire CCG

Money

Revealed: Additional payments push senior payoffs above NHS limit

Several senior staff at clinical commissioning groups have left with payments above the £160,000 cap as their redundancy payoffs are being topped off with payments in lieu.

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GPs reject merger ‘driven by NHS England’

GPs have voted against proposals to merge six clinical commissioning groups in Staffordshire, after being told the plans were “driven by NHS England”, HSJ has learned.

Staffordshire Moorlands view from the Roaches

Trust takes over specialist service after row

A mental health trust is to take over a contract for children’s autism services following a dispute between a private provider and local commissioners.

Staffordshire Moorlands view from the Roaches

Provider withdraws services amid contract dispute

Children with autism have been left in limbo after a private provider withdrew the majority of its services amid a dispute with commissioners.

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Finance director of struggling CCGs resigns

The chief finance officer for six clinical commissioning groups facing financial difficulties has resigned.

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CCG managers allowed to keep £200,000 pay-offs

Two clinical commissioning group managers who were given redundancy packages in excess of the £160,000 maximum have been allowed to keep their pay-offs, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive: Private provider pulls out of contract with cash-strapped CCG

Virgin Care has pulled out of a controversial contract with a financially-challenged clinical commissioning group in the West Midlands, HSJ has learned.

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Financial regime has cost us £19m, says struggling trust

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.

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NHS England probes CCG's redundancy pay offs

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.

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Troubled commissioners reveal £34m financial hole

Commissioning leaders in northern Staffordshire have admitted they will miss their financial plans by more than £30m in 2018-19.

Contract business

Virgin Care terminates £270m prime provider role

Virgin Care has terminated large parts of a controversial prime provider contract in the West Midlands, HSJ can reveal

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Royal college to review trust’s specialist service after never events

The Royal College of Surgeons has been asked to review a trust’s specialist service following never events and concerns over staff culture.

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Exclusive: CCG resists Virgin Care demands for more money

Virgin Care has demanded more money for a controversial prime provider contract it signed with commissioners in Staffordshire last year, HSJ has learned.

Data protection

CCG and ICO probe pharmacy firm's access to patient details

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.

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Trust forced to pay £300k VAT over Virgin Care contract

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.

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Exclusive: GPs back CCG shake up despite 'no confidence' vote

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.

Queen's Hospital, Burton

Revealed: 'Distress' as over 1,000 neurology patients left waiting

More than 1,000 patients have been left waiting for follow up appointments because of capacity problems at a struggling specialist service.

University Hospitals of North staffordshire Foundation Trust

CCG leader appointed director of troubled STP

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.

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Trust chair steps in to lead STP

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.

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Virgin Care and CCG in dispute over changes to £270m contract

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.