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Former CCG chief was disciplined for trying to sway contract tender

A former clinical commissioning group accountable officer was formally reprimanded after he pressured a colleague to try to sway a contract tender in an ambulance trust’s favour, an employment tribunal has heard.

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Children ‘at risk’ as STP ignores guidance on gluten free foods

Children, pensioners and low income families may be at risk because an STP is ignoring government guidance on commissioning gluten free foods, a senior health leader has warned.

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Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.

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Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis shows

Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.

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Four CCGs to hire joint chief then create 'single organisation'

The four clinical commissioning groups in Derbyshire are to begin recruitment for a single shared chief officer, and are planning to move to a ”single strategic commissioning organisation”.

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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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Monitor probes trust governance following unfair dismissal ruling

LEADERSHIP: Monitor is investigating how a mental health trust is run after an employment tribunal found that a trust director was unfairly dismissed after being harassed by the former trust chair.

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Revealed: Which CCGs are paying GP practices to form federations

A third of clinical commissioning groups with control of their primary care budgets plan to fund member GP practices to get them to form federations, HSJ has found

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FT encourages staff to join credit union

WORKFORCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust is urging all its staff to join a credit union, HSJ has learned.

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MCP vanguard leaders: We will find the solutions

MCP vanguards report on their progress

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Value in Healthcare Awards 2015 shortlist announced

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Monitor and CCG brand trust’s backlog plan ‘unacceptable’

PERFORMANCE: A plan drawn up by Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust to clear its elective treatment backlog has been labelled ‘not acceptable’ by both its local clinical commissioning group and Monitor.

Community trust enjoys high friends and family score

PERFORMANCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust has scored highly for patient satisfaction in its first friends and family test responses since the survey was rolled out to community trusts in January.

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CCG overspends by £1m across acute contracts

FINANCE: Erewash CCG had overspent by more than £1m on acute contracts by the end of November – largely as a result of work by Derby Hospitals Foundation Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.

Spire to build £60m hospital in Nottingham

COMMERCIAL: Spire Healthcare has announced it is to build a £60m private hospital in Nottingham, which it claims will be “open to all”, including NHS-funded patients.

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Community trust wins subcontractor role for sexual health services

PROCUREMENT: Derby Community Health Services Trust has won a contract to provide sexual health services alongside Derby Hospitals Foundation Trust as a subcontractor.