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Wye Valley NHS Trust

Patient had wrong eye injected after software error

Herefordshire clinicians injected a patient in the wrong eye after a technical blunder, board papers have revealed.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Trust drops £50m contract to reshape around ICS

A west midlands trust is set to lose roughly 20 per cent of its income after deciding not to renew a mental health contract, as two providers reshape around the patches of their integrated care systems.

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Revealed: The CCGs where cancer referral is slowest

One London borough has nearly double the national average rate on an indicator that general practice is missing the early signs of cancer.

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Mapped: Sweeping CCG mergers planned for next year

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.

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Trust accuses CCG of short-changing waiting list recovery plan

A West Midlands trust says people will be left waiting for surgery for more than a year after commissioners refused to fund a regulator-backed plan to cut its elective waiting list.

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Breast cancer target performance drops 10pp in a year

Performance against a target for the NHS to quickly see patients with suspected breast cancer fell by more than 10 percentage points in the last financial year, new data reveals.

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Four CCGs to merge by next year

Four clinical commissioning groups in the West Midlands are planning to merge by April next year.

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Coroner report sparks concern over lack of ADHD services

Experts have warned commissioners are being “short-sighted” in their lack of support for adults with ADHD, with many areas failing to provide a diagnosis service.

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NHS England to arbitrate on £20m of disputed payments

Around £20m in disputed payments between trusts and commissioners have been referred to NHS England for arbitration so far this financial year, board papers have revealed.

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CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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Regulators intervene in 52-week wait payment dispute

National regulators have stepped in to resolve a multimillion pound dispute between commissioners and a struggling trust over its backlog of patients awaiting treatment.

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Collapsed OOH contracts transferred to new providers

Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed new organisations to run GP out of hours services after the collapse of multiple contracts held by Allied Healthcare and its subsidiaries.

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CCGs fear patients will stockpile drugs ahead of Brexit

Multiple clinical commissioning groups have raised concerns that patients will start stockpiling medicines and costs will rise if a Brexit deal is not confirmed soon.

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Exclusive: Safety concerns amid collapse of OOH contracts

Thousands of patients could be left without GP out of hours services after a cash-strapped private provider said it would cease operations by the end of the month.

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Struggling hospital trust needs 200 beds for winter

A struggling hospital trust says it will not have enough beds for one in every six patients this winter without a drastic increase in capacity or intervention.

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'Alarming' figures show thousands still waiting too long for wheelchairs

Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.

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New CCG ratings revealed

Five clinical commissioning groups have significantly improved their ratings in the new assessment framework published by NHS England.

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Consultancies hired to 'accelerate' integration of four STPs

Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: CCGs U-turn on ‘de-humanising’ funding policies after legal threat

Thirteen clinical commissioning groups have performed a U-turn on “de-humanising” funding policies, after being threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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Revealed: Millions of patients denied access to extended GP hours

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.