NHS England has approved a first tranche of clinical commissioning group mergers for April 2020, but has declined to say which ones.
HSJ’s map shows the 86 clinical commissioning groups proposing mergers in 2020, in what looks set to be the largest NHS consolidation for more than a decade.
Two counties have six of the 10 worst performing areas for having lung cancer picked up in A&E, new data reveals.
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.
Commissioners have set up a joint board with their mental health trust to create an integrated health and social care partnership, HSJ can reveal.
Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.
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.
Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ 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.
Commissioning leaders are aiming to save £50m a year by standardising policies in elective care across their sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.
Three clinical commissioning groups in Leicestershire have ruled out merging as it would be “an unwelcome distraction”.
Trusts are facing increasing cash flow pressures after NHS England instructed local commissioners to stop making advance payments on block contracts, HSJ can reveal.
A clinical commissioning group that slipped from outstanding to requires improvement last month has put plans for a new £16m mental health hospital on hold.
Three clinical commissioning groups could create a joint committee after one ruled out a merger and sharing a single accountable officer.
A national vanguard site has told HSJ that it has started “afresh” with its new care model after the version used in the first two years “didn’t work”.
One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.
All the clinical commissioning groups across a sustainability and transformation plan footprint have signed up to form a commissioning committee covering the whole patch.
New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.
Local authorities in London and Yorkshire have said they cannot sign up to their areas’ sustainability and transformation plans due to concerns about hospital reconfiguration and transparency.