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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.

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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.

Lincolnshire: eyeing savings of £14m through redesign

CCGs reveal large backlogs of death reviews

NHS England has been urged to dramatically increase its funding for reviews of learning disability deaths, as clinical commissioning groups have revealed large backlogs with their investigations

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Special measures hospital buddied with turnaround trust

A foundation trust which has dramatically improved care quality in recent years has been buddied with a troubled organisation 80 miles away.

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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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Merger with larger trust is 'off the table', says DGH chief

A merger with Nottingham University Hospitals is “off the table”, the chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has told HSJ, describing the relationship between the trusts as one of equals.

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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”.

King's Mill hospital

New chief executive named for acute FT

Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed University Hospitals of Leicester Trust chief operating officer Richard Mitchell as its new chief executive.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Revealed: 13 services could be decommissioned at major hospital trust

One of the largest acute trusts in the country faces 13 services being decommissioned and 17 being redesigned by July, a leaked document has revealed.

King's Mill hospital

Revealed: Huge cost of failed trust merger

Work to prepare for the now-abandoned merger of a flagship teaching hospital with its struggling neighbouring trust cost £10m, NHS Improvement has revealed.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Trusts cancel merger plan, blaming 'operational challenges'

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust will no longer pursue a merger with Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, the trusts have announced.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Delay to major Midlands trust merger revealed

STRUCTURE: The merger of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and Sherwood Forest Foundation Trust has been delayed until 2017.

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£2.5bn PFI costs are not part of merger, chief executive insists

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has refused to take on a £2.5bn private finance deal as part of its planned merger with Sherwood Forest Hospitals, HSJ has learned.

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Top hospital chief takes same role at neighbouring trust

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust chief executive Peter Homa will take on the same role at nearby Sherwood Forest Hospital Foundation Trust next week.