The proportion of clinical commissioning groups whose mental health spending will fall in cash terms is predicted to double this year to one in 10, HSJ can reveal.
A two year patient transport contract was awarded to an ambulance trust, after it said it would not otherwise be able to provide short term support, it has emerged.
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.
People in Hertfordshire who smoke or are obese face indefinite waits for routine surgery unless they quit smoking or lose weight, commissioners have decided as they try to save £68m this financial year.
County council defers decision to ask health secretary Jeremy Hunt to intervene
Councillors to consider asking health secretary Jeremy Hunt to intervene
East and North Hertfordshire Trust has reported a steep deterioration in its finances and is now forecast to end the financial year with a £28m deficit.
Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group is heading for a £15m deficit in 2016-17 unless it makes “controversial decisions” to cut patient services.
Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed the STP lead for south west London as its new chief executive.
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Hertfordshire CC is working with two districts and other local agencies on the scheme
STRUCTURE: West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust has suspended midwifery obstetric services for private patients at Watford Hospital, following feedback from the Care Quality Commission.
STRUCTURE: West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust has taken over a stroke ward and a ward for patients awaiting placement in a nursing home after Hertfordshire Community Trust said it could not guarantee safe provision of services.
WORKFORCE: Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust is applying to become one of six regional centres for the training of healthcare support workers.
PERFORMANCE: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust is in talks to enter into a formal ‘buddying’ arrangement with Royal United Hospitals Bath FT, following the end of its relationship with Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals FT.
STRUCTURE: The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital will complete an £11.7m investment by the end of the year bringing services including a new day case unit, electronic prescribing systems and CT and MRI scanners, its chief executive has promised.