NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG

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Ministers told to close 'arbitrary' gap on NHS historical cases

An “arbitrary” gap in regulation is preventing NHS care failures, including alleged cover-ups, from being investigated according to senior figures who have led some of the most important NHS safety inquiries of recent years.

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'Alarming' figures show thousands still waiting too long for wheelchairs

Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.

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Trust agrees to move 'unsustainable' service to neighbour after three year saga

“Unsustainable” spinal services are set to be transferred from a cash strapped acute provider to its tertiary neighbour after three years of uncertainty.

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'Disregard for human life' - 450 patients killed by painkillers at hospital, report says

More than 450 patients died from prescriptions made “without medical justification” at a hospital where the use of opioids resulted in an “institutionalised practice of shortening patients’ lives”, an investigation has found.

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CCG to lose powers by joining commissioning partnership

Certain responsibilities are set to be moved from a struggling clinical commissioning group after it joined a partnership of four other CCGs.

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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.

Maggie MacIsaac

Four CCGs share accountable officer after leadership reshuffle

Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer as part of a new partnership to “share expertise and reduce duplication”.

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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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CCGs tell hospitals not to request non-emergency transport after 6pm

More than 100 hospital wards across South Central England have been told they must prioritise patients for discharge before 6pm at night.

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Analysis: CCGs with biggest increases and decreases in GP access

HSJ analysis has identified the clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years, following the annual GP patient survey.

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Deep South: Smart's verdict on Southern Health

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

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Hampshire GP leaders declare backing for Katrina Percy

Three GP leaders of the Hampshire multispeciality community provider vanguard have formally backed Katrina Percy, the under-pressure chief executive of Southern Health Foundation Trust.

Ursula Ward

Longstanding trust chief executive resigns

WORKFORCE: Ursula Ward, the chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, has resigned after leading the trust for 12 years.

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Deep South: Goodbye, hello to Angela Pedder

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

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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.

Paul Streat

Monitor director joins vanguard project

WORKFORCE: A regional director at Monitor has been appointed to join one of the new care model “vanguard” sites.

Southampton General Hospital

New review backs long standing vascular centralisation proposal

STRUCTURE: Vascular services in south Hampshire should be concentrated in a specialist centre at University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, an expert review has concluded.

Value in Healthcare Awards: Workforce Efficiency

Value in Healthcare Awards winners for 2015

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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