Commissioners are to pump an extra £10m into ambulance services in the south east this financial year so national standards for responding to emergency calls can be met from the middle of 2019.
More than five million patients have no access to extended GP opening hours with new NHS England data showing those CCGs which are furthest away from meeting national deadline.
A legal dispute between Virgin Care and six Surrey clinical commissioning groups has been resolved – with an apparent payment by the NHS to the company.
Virgin Care has lost its bid to hold on to community services in part of Surrey, with the local trust and GP federation chosen as preferred bidder for the Guildford and Waverley area.
A health and social care devolution style deal is being put in place in Surrey, it has been announced – the second after Greater Manchester.
A clinical commissioning group in Surrey has reported a deterioration of £7.4m in the final three months of 2016-17.
A single chief officer has been appointed across the three clinical commissioning groups in the Surrey Heartlands sustainability and transformation partnership.
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.
A private provider has launched legal proceedings against eight NHS commissioners after losing a bid for a £82m children’s community services contract.
COMMERICAL: Virgin Care has been named preferred provider to provide adult community services in the south of England as part of an alliance contract, ahead of a bid from local trusts and a GP federation.
RECONFIGURATION: Adult community services in Surrey face a shake-up next year with clinical commissioning groups choosing to work alone rather than commissioning across the county.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has scooped three prizes at the HSJ Awards 2015.
Clinical commissioning groups’ efficiency targets have risen by over a quarter this year in a sign that the financial strain on the health service is moving beyond the provider sector.
Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England raise serious questions about the use of NHS resources, a leading public health expert has warned.
The proposed merger between Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Foundation Trust has been ‘provisionally cleared’ by the Competition and Markets Authority.
Lessons learned by Guildford and Waverley CCG
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has appointed an oversight director at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust after it “consistently failed” to meet the four hour accident and emergency target.