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Children ‘at risk’ as STP ignores guidance on gluten free foods

Children, pensioners and low income families may be at risk because an STP is ignoring government guidance on commissioning gluten free foods, a senior health leader has warned.

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NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

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NHS England 'unethical' to propose withdrawing life changing drug

NHS England has been accused of being “totally unethical” after proposing to stop paying for a thyroid drug that is the “difference between living properly and not doing so” for patients.

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More CCGs given NHS England legal directions

Three clinical commissioning groups has been given legal directions from NHS England amid ongoing financial difficulties, including one CCG involved in a major merger.

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Leadership Q&A: Derbyshire CCGs

NHS England’s Oliver Newbould explains why Derbyshire’s four CCGs have taken the decision to implement a joint executive team and he shares his views on the initial appointment of an accountable officer.

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Four CCGs to hire joint chief then create 'single organisation'

The four clinical commissioning groups in Derbyshire are to begin recruitment for a single shared chief officer, and are planning to move to a ”single strategic commissioning organisation”.

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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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Hospital trust creates primary care company

Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust has created a new arm’s length limited company to provide GP services to more than 30,000 patients in Chesterfield and north east Derbyshire.

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Foundation trusts reveal merger plan

Two foundation trusts in the East Midlands have announced plans to merge and create a single organisation.

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Commissioners plan children's surgery shake-up

Two district hospitals would stop providing hyper-acute stroke care and reduce access to paediatric surgery under a proposed shake up of services in Yorkshire.

Steven Pleasant

Council chief executive to lead CCG after 'symbolic' appointment

LEADERSHIP: A council chief executive has taken over the leadership of a clinical commissioning group in Greater Manchester, following the creation of a single commissioning body.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

'Caretaker' trust wins 15 year GP services contract

Chesterfield Royal Foundation Trust

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Midlands trusts set out on path to possible merger

STRUCTURE: Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has put on hold a decision to appoint a permanent chief executive amid the possibility it could merge or be taken over by Derbyshire Community Health Services FT.

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Commissioners reveal plans to tackle variation in children's surgery

STRUCTURE: A regional shake-up of stroke treatment and paediatric surgery is being planned to tackle shortages of key staff and variations in care.

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Trust's directors face 'fit and proper' test after harassment case

Regulators have taken action against an NHS trust at the centre of a sexual harassment case that saw a former director awarded £800,000 by an employment tribunal.

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Midlands FT chief executive resigns

The chief executive of Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has resigned after steering the trust out of special measures last October.

Gavin Boyle

New chief executive for Derby FT named

APPOINTMENT: Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Gavin Boyle as its new chief executive.

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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.

Tameside Hospital

Trust exits special measures but must undergo radical change to save £28m

STRUCTURE: Monitor has lifted a troubled foundation trust out of special measures, after it agreed to make radical changes to achieve savings of £28m by 2020.

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Commissioners look to extend 111 contracts until moratorium ends

COMMERCIAL: Commissioners across the East Midlands are looking to extend their contracts with the region’s biggest providers of NHS 111 services by six months. It follows an NHS England moratorium on procuring fresh contracts until September.