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Southern Health to keep services after divestment plan reversed

Community services will remain at Southern Health Foundation Trust after the new leadership team opted against a proposed divestment.

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CCG to lose powers by joining commissioning partnership

Certain responsibilities are set to be moved from a struggling clinical commissioning group after it joined a partnership of four other CCGs.

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Exclusive: NHS England vaccine advice 'increased risk of flu admissions'

More patients may have been admitted to hospital with flu this winter after NHS England asked GPs to order a less expensive flu vaccine, a senior doctor has warned.

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Trust 'not convinced' CCGs should shelve new hospital plan

A foundation trust chief has said the provider is “naturally disappointed” that commissioners look set to ditch plans for a new acute hospital.

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Southern Health may lose community services as CCGs prepare to procure

Southern Health Foundation Trust has confirmed it is considering divesting itself of its community services provision – which accounts for a third of its turnover – ahead of a procurement for a new integrated model of care.

Maggie MacIsaac

Four CCGs share accountable officer after leadership reshuffle

Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer as part of a new partnership to “share expertise and reduce duplication”.

Alex Whitfield

Exclusive: New trust chief executive backs controversial hospital plan

Building a critical treatment hospital remains “the most sensible solution” to ensure the sustainability of acute services in mid and north Hampshire, the region’s newest trust chief executive has said.

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GP quality: The best and worst areas in the South

East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst rated GP surgeries in the South, exclusive HSJ analysis has shown.

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Exclusive: STP told its capital demand 'highly unlikely' to be met

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.

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Long-serving hospital chief to stand down

Mary Edwards, the chief executive of Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust for more than a decade, has announced she will stand down at the end of the year.

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Analysis: CCGs with biggest increases and decreases in GP access

HSJ analysis has identified the clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years, following the annual GP patient survey.

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Deep South: Smart's verdict on Southern Health

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

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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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CCG efficiency targets rise sharply as financial squeeze spreads

Clinical commissioning groups’ efficiency targets have risen by over a quarter this year in a sign that the financial strain on the health service is moving beyond the provider sector.

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Neglect contributed to death at Southern Health, inquest finds

Neglect contributed to the death of a teenager who drowned in the bath while in the care of Southern Health Foundation Trust, an inquest has found.

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Planning approval granted for new hospital despite CCGs’ doubts

COMMERCIAL: Planning approval has been granted for a new hospital build in Hampshire, despite local clinical commissioning groups’ doubts about the affordability of the reconfiguration project.

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Southampton fears extra pressure over neighbour’s maternity reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust has expressed concerns that service changes at a neighbouring trust will put more pressure on its maternity services.

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GPs given incentives to make electronic referrals

FINANCES: North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group has finalised an incentive scheme to encourage GPs to adopt the electronic Choose and Book system for patient referrals rather than using paper.

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Financially challenged areas among biggest losers from care claims clawback

Some of the most financially challenged health economies were among the biggest contributors to an £800m pot established to settle continuing healthcare claims that was clawed back by the Treasury, an HSJ investigation has found.

Optum scoops £150m contract in Thames Valley and Wessex

COMMERCIAL: Private provider Optum has won a three-year contract to carry out acute commissioning services for 18 Wessex and the Thames Valley clinical commissioning groups.