NHS Isle of Wight CCG

Grenfell tower

Trusts taken to court after dropping estates firm over Grenfell link

Two NHS trusts have been taken to court after pulling out of a multimillion pound estates partnership over concerns about an estates management company’s links to a Grenfell Tower contractor.

Integrated care

Vanguard ups and downs: A local perspective

Nicola Longson shares her experience of setting up the Isle of Wight primary and acute care system vanguard in 2016

Claire Murdoch

One in 10 CCGs missing spending target 'not good enough'

More than one in 10 clinical commissioning groups were forecasting they would miss the national mental health spending mandate for 2017-18, latest NHS England data shows.

Budget cuts

Exclusive: The 23 CCGs predicting a cut in mental health spending

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.

St Mary's Hospital Isle of Wight

Health economy to lose critical care services under CCG plans

Critical care services are set to be moved from the Isle of Wight under new plans drawn up by the health leaders on the island.

Compton chine isle of wight

NHS England hands down legal directions to island CCG

NHS England has issued legal directions to a clinical commissioning group that is struggling to deliver its savings plan.

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Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis 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.

Sean Duggan

Workforce shortage delays mental health safety checks

The Care Quality Commission has increased pay for doctors carrying out essential safeguarding visits for mental health patients after a workforce shortage resulted in waiting time targets being missed.

Call centre

Extra costs for CCGs after NHS England pauses procurement

Commissioners in two counties have incurred extra costs after NHS England delayed their procurement for an NHS 111 and out of hours GP service.

primary care

GPs 'too tired' to work out of hours shifts

GPs in the Isle of Wight are “too tired” to staff its out of hours primary care service, commissioners have warned.

Compton chine isle of wight

Exclusive: STP told its capital demand 'highly unlikely' to be met

The leaders of one sustainability and transformation plan have been told by NHS England and NHS Improvement it is “highly unlikely” they will get the capital they have asked for to execute it.

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Trust drops FT bid

STRUCTURE: Isle of Wight Trust has dropped its bid for foundation trust status.

Sunderland

CCG allocations: winners and losers revealed

Six clinical commissioning groups will see real terms cuts to their core budgets next year, according to financial allocations published by NHS England.

Medical tray with syringe, pills and water

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.

London tube train

Revealed: London CCGs dominate requests for consultancy spending over £50k

More than half of the requests from clinical commissioning groups for management consultancy contracts worth more than £50,000 have come from London, data obtained by HSJ reveals.

Sunderland

First wedge of £200m transformation funding allocated to vanguards

The first vanguard sites to receive transformation funding have been revealed this morning, as part of a wider package of support for sites working to establish new models of care.

Washing hands

Isle of Wight C difficile cases rise

PERFORMANCE: The number of C difficile cases reported by Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group had reached 28 by the end of January – eight above the target of 20 for the year with two months still remaining.

Nurses washing hands

CQC lifts warning notice on Isle of Wight

PERFORMANCE: Isle of Wight Trust has had a Care Quality Commission warning notice lifted after improvements were made to assessing and monitoring services.

Isle of Wight breaches annual C difficile target

PERFORMANCE: Cases of C Difficle reported across the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group area reached 24 in November, exceeding an annual target of 20.

Construction

Isle of Wight Trust signs estates partnership

COMMERCIAL: Isle of Wight Trust has established a ‘strategic estates partnership’ with a private company to help modernise its site in line with a recently developed clinical strategy.