NHS Hastings and Rother CCG

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Single accountable officer to lead six CCGs

Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.

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Regulator criticises 'passive and unwieldy' STP

A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.

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Analysis: The areas struggling most with cancer targets

Cancer patients in three counties are at greater risk of death than elsewhere in the country because of slow referrals and late diagnosis, official data reveals.


CCGs move to claw back cash from failed transport firm

Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are taking legal advice on whether they can get money back from a failed patient transport operator.

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National bodies step in as health economy's financial risk grows

The East Sussex health economy has a “system risk” of £80m with its clinical commissioning groups and the main acute provider likely to miss their control totals and the financial deterioration likely to “one of the most significant in the South East.”

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HSJ Awards 2017: Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government

The East Sussex Better Together programme was developed to improve care pathways and patient outcomes by integrating health and social care systems.


Independent hospital provider to NHS rated outstanding

An independent provider has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.


Memory test showed value of keeping it local

The results of a pilot memory assessment service showed the value of delivering dementia services within primary care


GPs to be offered 'portfolio' contract with hospital trust

Commissioners in east Sussex are to offer GPs a contact with the local acute and community services trust.

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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.

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Supplement: The NHS needs the complete data picture

Collaborative commissioning can help

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Chief executive of south east trust resigns

WORKFORCE: The chief executive of East Sussex Healthcare Trust has resigned after councillors placed a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the organisation’s leadership.

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Contract signed for £2.5m cancer suite refit

ACUTE CARE: Building work is to start on a £2.5m cancer suite with an expanded day unit at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

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East Sussex rated 'inadequate' by CQC

PERFORMANCE: East Sussex Healthcare Trust has been rated as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission.


CCGs taking on full primary care co-commissioning powers revealed

NHS England has revealed the 64 clinical commissioning groups that will take full control of their local primary care budgets from April.

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Exclusive: CCGs criticise NHS England co-commissioning 'confusion'

The leaders of six clinical commissioning groups have written to NHS England criticising “apparent confusion and lack of clarity” in its proposals for primary care co-commissioning, HSJ can reveal.

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East Sussex CCG puts community contract out to tender

COMMERCIAL: High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning has put its community services out to tender after serving notice on its part of a block contract.


Former trust finance chief jailed for £2.2m fraud

A former head of financial accounting at two NHS bodies in East Sussex has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison after being found guilty of defrauding the health service out of £2.2m.

CCGs vote to centralise maternity and paediatric services in East Sussex

STRUCTURE: Consultant led maternity and paediatric services in East Sussex will be permanently run at  Conquest Hospital in Hastings after clinical commissioning groups in the area voted to approve the proposal.