David Bennett, the former boss of the competition regulator Monitor, has been appointed chair of Virgin Care, HSJ has learned.
Virgin Care and an NHS provider have won an £85m joint community services project.
A long-serving accountable officer has left her clinical commissioning group to take up a position in the Catholic church.
The leader of a partnership of clinical commissioning groups has added another CCG to her portfolio after replacing a long-serving chief officer who retired this month.
Commissioners are to pump an extra £10m into ambulance services in the south east this financial year so national standards for responding to emergency calls can be met from the middle of 2019.
Certain responsibilities are set to be moved from a struggling clinical commissioning group after it joined a partnership of four other CCGs.
Virgin Care is to continue providing adult community services in one corner of Surrey after winning a contract extension.
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.
Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.
Virgin Care has lost its bid to hold on to community services in part of Surrey, with the local trust and GP federation chosen as preferred bidder for the Guildford and Waverley area.
Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer as part of a new partnership to “share expertise and reduce duplication”.
A vanguard foundation trust is preparing to take over the provision of community services from Southern Health FT next month to improve the integration of services.
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.
Three GP leaders of the Hampshire multispeciality community provider vanguard have formally backed Katrina Percy, the under-pressure chief executive of Southern Health Foundation Trust.
The Care Quality Commission has praised the “remarkable” improvement in care at Wexham Park Hospital as the “most impressive” turnaround it has seen since the start of its new inspection regime in 2013.
The NHS should do trust takeovers on a “bigger scale” when the conditions are right, the chief executive of Frimley Health Foundation Trust has said.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
CCG ratings dominated the headlines after Jeremy Hunt’s HSJ annual lecture – but experts who convened to discuss its implications were far more interested in his vision of powerful patients, reports Claire Read
Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England raise serious questions about the use of NHS resources, a leading public health expert has warned.
NHS England has settled a dispute with clinical commissioning groups in the south of England over its proposal to transfer £50m from their budgets to its own specialised commissioners.