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Dave west expert briefing

The biggest set of mergers for a decade

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.

Nottingham Treatment Centre

Revealed: Impact of private provider's 'hard exit' from contract

Patients will see their treatment delayed by a private provider’s “hard exit” from a major treatment centre after a clinical commissioning group chose not to extend its contract for a smoother transition, HSJ can reveal.

Nottingham castle

Council will rejoin ICS subject to ‘privatisation’ veto

A city council which suspended involvement in its area’s integrated care system has said it will rejoin, subject to agreement it will be able to veto “proposals that may result in privatisation or outsourcing”.

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ICP appoints leading nurse as first chair

A leading nurse has been appointed as the first chair of a recently formed “integrated care provider” in Nottinghamshire, it has been announced.

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ICS appoints retiring council director as first chair

A first-wave integrated care system has appointed a retiring local authority leader as its chair.

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Early cancer diagnosis rates drop in several areas

The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.

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Nottinghamshire CCGs appoint accountable officer

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer, it has been announced.

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What does the NHS's new medicines savings drive mean for pharma?

Steve How and Sue Thomas, of Wilmington Healthcare, explore how pharma should engage with CCGs on prescribing saving targets

Sunderland

Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

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.

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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.

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CCGs find no link between GP hours and A&E attendance

Two Nottinghamshire clinical commissioning groups, which also lead a national vanguard, have found there is no direct link between extended GP opening hours and accident and emergency attendances.

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First accountable care system managing director revealed

An NHS England director has been appointed to the first managing director post of an “accountable care system”.

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GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East

In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.

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CCGs with 'best performing' vanguards to receive extra funding

Clinical commissioning groups with the “best performing” new care models for primary care will receive extra funding to extend GP opening hours, HSJ has learned.

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Hospital FT to be removed from special measures

The chief inspector of hospitals has recommended a troubled acute foundation trust be removed from special measures.

King's Mill Hospital

Out of hours provider to go into administration

An out of hours provider has been forced to end provision of services across the East Midlands after it announced it intends to file for administration.

King's Mill hospital

Unsustainable Midlands trust picks merger partner

STRUCTURE: Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has been named as the preferred organisation to acquire neighbouring Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust.

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Acute care vanguard awarded nearly £1m transformation funding

FINANCE: A consortium of seven East Midlands acute trusts has been awarded £960,000 to support its work as a vanguard site developing a new model for radiology services.

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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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Nottinghamshire FT awarded £148m community services contracts

COMMERCIAL: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has been awarded contracts worth £148m to provide eight community services over five years.