NHS Gloucestershire CCG

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West Country Chronicle: Another troubling waiting list

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

court judge

Tech firm takes CCGs to court over ‘unlawful’ contract award

A US-backed tech firm has taken three clinical commissioning groups to court after claiming they ‘unlawfully’ awarded a contract to another company.

Cheltenham general hospital

ICS to push ahead with contentious reconfiguration

Several acute services are set to be centralised in a partial ‘hot/cold split’ after local health chiefs recommended a controversial reconfiguration between two district general hospitals.

Woman and man talking business

More than nine in 10 of CCG’s staff give it their approval

More than 95 per cent of staff at one clinical commissioning group would recommend it as a place to work – but one newly-formed organisation would be recommended by well under half its staff, according to NHS staff survey results.

Gloucestershire Royal hospital

Trust declares critical incident over ‘relentless demand’

A trust has declared a critical incident after experiencing “relentless demand” on urgent and emergency care, months after downgrading one of its emergency departments.

Cheltenham general hospital

Trust to ‘temporarily’ downgrade A&E amid concerns of permanent move

A trust will temporarily downgrade one of its A&E departments ahead of a potential second spike of covid-19 cases – but there are fears the move could become permanent.

care home

New areas emerge as hotspots for ‘excess deaths’

New areas have emerged as hotspots for excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new analysis of care home statistics by HSJ.

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Former NHS Providers chair to lead ICS

Outgoing NHS Providers chair Dame Gill Morgan has been appointed independent chair of a south western integrated care system.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Trust drops £50m contract to reshape around ICS

A west midlands trust is set to lose roughly 20 per cent of its income after deciding not to renew a mental health contract, as two providers reshape around the patches of their integrated care systems.

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Personalised care in both the NHS and social care must be the default position

Glen Garrod makes a case for implementing integrated personal budgets for patients with funding from health and social care to ensure an “integrated experience”


'Unexplained' deficit FT exits special measures

A hospital trust has moved out of financial special measures, two years after it revealed a large, unexplained deficit.

Claire Murdoch

Revealed: One in 10 CCGs flout key NHS spending pledge

One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.

Budget cuts

Exclusive: The 23 CCGs predicting a cut in mental health spending

The proportion of clinical commissioning groups whose mental health spending will fall in cash terms is predicted to double this year to one in 10, HSJ can reveal.

Clinical support services award

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Clinical Support Services

Hampshire Constabulary & Isle of Wight NHS Trust with Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) Project

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: Leadership troubles across the boards

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

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: What's good for the goose...

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

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: A South West super-CCG?

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

Board room

Board upheaval at governance failure trust

Two non-executive directors are departing from Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust just weeks after it revealed it was heading for a large unexpected deficit.

Cheltenham general hospital

Gloucestershire finance director got six months' pay on resignation

A finance director at a trust which had a £13.4m downward revision to its finances was given six months pay when she resigned, it has emerged.

Cheltenham general hospital

Updated: Trust heading for unexpected deficit after governance failings

Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust has revealed it is heading for a large unexpected deficit after “concerns” were raised within the trust about its financial position.