NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG

Great Yarmouth

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.

Wendy Thompson

Council leader chosen to head up STP

A fourth senior council figure has been appointed to lead one of the 44 sustainability and transformation plans.

Medical tray with syringe, pills and water

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.

Snowy street

Lack of winter cash 'will mean more A&E diverts'

Hospital chiefs have warned they face the “most difficult winter in recent memory” after cuts to their resilience funding.

Stopwatch

Streamlining inpatient processes can reduce discharge times

Review the continuing healthcare procedures

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust

Nottinghamshire Healthcare to 'buddy' special measures trust

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.

Baby

James Paget to upgrade maternity unit

STRUCTURE: Work has begun on a new delivery suite at in the maternity unit at James Paget University Hospitals Trust

Doctors meeting

CCGs to use primary care powers to develop new care models

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.

Norfolk and Norwich hospital

Norfolk and Norwich medical director steps down

WORKFORCE: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s medical director is to step down from his role, the trust has confirmed to HSJ.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde team

HSJ Awards 2014 winners revealed

The winners of the 2014 HSJ Awards have been revealed at a ceremony in central London

Elderly in man in bed with health worker tending to him

Surge in care claims puts pressure on CCGs

Clinical commissioning groups in one area are on track to spend up to £10m more than expected

Eye surgery

Exclusive: CCG interest in 'any qualified provider' scheme dwindles

There is dwindling interest among commissioners in using “any qualified provider” to increase competition and patient choice, an HSJ investigation has found

Somerset

Somerset shortlists for 111 and OOH

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.

Call centre

Serco well positioned for combined call centre contract

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.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough FT chair resigns

WORKFORCE: The chair of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust has resigned.

Great Yarmouth CCG authorised

STRUCTURE Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG has been authoritised by the NHS Commissioning Board.

Ambulance

Analysed: Ambulance service performance

We look at moves to improve the ambulance service’s performance amid relentless rising demand, though no extra money is available

Concerns raised about ageing practice nurse workforce

WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

New chief exec for Yarmouth CIC

WORKFORCE: Tracy Cannell has been appointed permanent chief executive of East Coast Community Healthcare, which provides community services in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.

James Paget missed 18 week target in March

PERFORMANCE: The 18 week referral-to-treatment target was missed at the James Paget Hospital in March, with performance only around 85 per cent, the Norfolk and Waveney PCT cluster heard.