NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG

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Chief officer of struggling CCGs steps down

The chief officer of two clinical commissioning groups is leaving her job, after they were put under directions by NHS England.

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Trust to review thousands of X-rays amid fears of harm

A Sussex trust is reviewing thousands of X-rays taken over the last six years which were not examined by radiologists at the time.

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Referral restriction plan 'puts patients at risk of opiate addiction'

Patients could be at risk of opiate addiction while waiting for surgery under policies being considered by seven clinical commissioning groups, the British Orthopaedic Association has warned.

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Turnaround director appointed to troubled health economy

An off-payroll turnaround director has been appointed to one of the most financially challenged health economies, as two of its clinical commissioning groups were placed under legal directions by NHS England.

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CCGs face losing millions after contract collapse

Seven clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are trying to recover £7.4m from a collapsed private provider but could face a counter-claim from administrators, HSJ has learned.

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CCGs cut non-acute services to tackle multimillion pound deficit

Two clinical commissioning groups could cut spending on non-acute community services by five per cent to tackle concerns over budget deficits.

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Single accountable officer to lead six CCGs

Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.

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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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CCGs move to claw back cash from failed transport firm

Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are taking legal advice on whether they can get money back from a failed patient transport operator.

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National bodies step in as health economy's financial risk grows

The East Sussex health economy has a “system risk” of £80m with its clinical commissioning groups and the main acute provider likely to miss their control totals and the financial deterioration likely to “one of the most significant in the South East.”

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NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

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HSJ Awards 2017: Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government

The East Sussex Better Together programme was developed to improve care pathways and patient outcomes by integrating health and social care systems.

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Analysis: The areas seeing sustained falls in emergency admissions

Containing and reducing emergency hospital admissions is often seen as the holy grail of sustainable and better integrated healthcare. For most it has been elusive, but HSJ has identified and spoken to several areas which appear to have seen sustained reductions in recent years.

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Independent hospital provider to NHS rated outstanding

An independent provider has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

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GP quality: The best and worst areas in the South

East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst rated GP surgeries in the South, exclusive HSJ analysis has shown.

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Deficit forecast quadruples at financial special measures trust

A leading teaching hospital is forecasting a £60m deficit this financial year – nearly four times its control total.

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Memory test showed value of keeping it local

The results of a pilot memory assessment service showed the value of delivering dementia services within primary care

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GPs to be offered 'portfolio' contract with hospital trust

Commissioners in east Sussex are to offer GPs a contact with the local acute and community services trust.

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Supplement: The NHS needs the complete data picture

Collaborative commissioning can help

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Chief executive of south east trust resigns

WORKFORCE: The chief executive of East Sussex Healthcare Trust has resigned after councillors placed a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the organisation’s leadership.