Local health chiefs have been told to significantly reduce their expectations for the number of GPs that will be hired through NHS England’s international recruitment programme.
Five clinical commissioning groups have significantly improved their ratings in the new assessment framework published by NHS England.
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
A fourth senior council figure has been appointed to lead one of the 44 sustainability and transformation plans.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
Hospital chiefs have warned they face the “most difficult winter in recent memory” after cuts to their resilience funding.
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PERFORMANCE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust has been appointed to ‘buddy’ Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, the first mental health trust to have been placed into special measures.
STRUCTURE: Work has begun on a new delivery suite at in the maternity unit at James Paget University Hospitals Trust
The first clinical commissioning groups to be given control of their the primary care budgets have said they will use their new powers to implement the NHS Five Year Forward View’s new models of care and scale up GP services, HSJ has learnt.
WORKFORCE: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s medical director is to step down from his role, the trust has confirmed to HSJ.
The winners of the 2014 HSJ Awards have been revealed at a ceremony in central London
Clinical commissioning groups in one area are on track to spend up to £10m more than expected
There is dwindling interest among commissioners in using “any qualified provider” to increase competition and patient choice, an HSJ investigation has found
COMMERCIAL: Four bidders have been shortlisted to provide NHS 111 and out of hours primary care services in Somerset, in one of the first NHS 111 re-procurements to be run.
Suffolk commissioners plan to create a single “care co-ordination centre” as part of a contract bundling proposal which could make outsourcing giant Serco well positioned for the role.
WORKFORCE: The chair of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust has resigned.
STRUCTURE Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG has been authoritised by the NHS Commissioning Board.
We look at moves to improve the ambulance service’s performance amid relentless rising demand, though no extra money is available