NHS Milton Keynes CCG

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CCGs appoint new chief officer

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Groups have appointed a new joint accountable officer, a key appointment as it bids to move towards an integrated care system model.

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ACS commissioning group re-enters special measures after seven months

A large clinical commissioning group – which is part of a proposed accountable care system – has been put back in financial special measures, less than a year after coming out of the regime.

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CCG abandons controversial rationing plan after trust's warning

Commissioners have abandoned plans to restrict access to hearing aids after a foundation trust warned they could be breaching their legal duties.

Hearing test

Trust warns CCG over 'incredibly damaging' rationing proposals

A foundation trust is warning commissioners they risk breaching their legal duties by rationing hearing aids.

Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford

Mayor calls for new approach to Bedford reconfiguration

COMMISSIONING: A “flawed” review of health services should be rejected in full rather than become part of sustainability and transformation plan for health and social care integration, according to the elected mayor of Bedford Borough Council.

Northampton General Hospital

Cash-strapped council plans funding cuts to joint NHS discharge project

A county council struggling to make £60m of savings in 2016-17 is planning to scrap funding for a joint discharge project with local NHS hospitals, it has emerged.

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CCGs: Hospital trust should lose major services

RECONFIGURATION: Bedford Hospital Trust should be stripped of major services including obstetrics and the majority of its emergency surgical care as part of a local service reconfiguration, a review has recommended.

Milton Keynes Hospital

Milton Keynes becomes university hospital in medical school plan

COMMERCIAL: Milton Keynes Hospital Foundation Trust has been given university hospital status as part of plans to create the country’s first private medical school.

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Trial begins for early detection of irregular heartbeats

PRIMARY CARE: GPs in Milton Keynes will start an early detection of atrial fibrillation pilot this month by carrying out screening as part of the patient Health Check programme.

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Bedfordshire CCG clinical chief defends hospital downgrade plans

The chief clinical officer of Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group appears to have ruled out a radical reconfiguration proposal for its acute services that would downgrade Bedford Hospital to a GP led facility with no beds.

Milton Keynes Hospital

Bedford and Milton Keynes face A&E downgrades in Keogh plans

A reshaping of hospital services in the east of England could result in the accident and emergency departments of Bedford or Milton Keynes hospitals being downgraded, commissioners have announced.

Milton Keynes Hospital

Reform on the cards for Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire health services

STRUCTURE: : A Monitor-backed review of health services across Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes has pinpointed three key areas to be revamped across the two regions.

Monitor to review services in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes

STRUCTURE: Monitor has launched a review of health services in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes in an attempt to avert “significant problems ahead” at two hospitals.

IAPT performance highlighted in Milton Keynes

PERFORMANCE: The number of people receiving mental health treatement under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies scheme is off target in Milton Keynes.

Serious incidents rise at Milton Keynes Hospital

PERFORMANCE: The number of serious incidents reported at Milton Keynes Hospital Foundation Trust has increased by 36 in 11 months compared to the previous year.

CCG explores dedicated phone line and email for GP complaints

PERFORMANCE: A telephone line and email account could be set up for GPs in Milton Keynes to raise concerns on behalf of their patients.

Overspend reported at Milton Keynes CCG

FINANCE: A Milton Keynes CCG finance board paper warned of an over performance on the organisation’s acute service contracts of £10m in 2012-13.

Milton Keynes CCG reviews QIPP plans

FINANCE: A review of QIPP schemes for Milton Keynes CCG has identified a potential for £13.3m worth of savings.

Milton Keynes CCG already overspending on hospital care

FINANCE: Milton Keynes CCG is grappling with a £10m over-performance on acute services.

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Commissioners admit outsourcing advert error

Commissioners have admitted a mistake was made in the awarding of a £60m community services contract after independent sector providers were excluded from the process.