NHS North Staffordshire CCG

Stoke-on-Trent

Revealed: The new CCG ratings

Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.

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Finance director of struggling CCGs resigns

The chief finance officer for six clinical commissioning groups facing financial difficulties has resigned.

Jonnie Meek

High Court orders second inquest into 'cover up' child death

The High Court has ordered a new inquest into the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital following new evidence which called into doubt the original verdict.

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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Financial regime has cost us £19m, says struggling trust

An acute trust in special measures has claimed the national financial regime for NHS trusts has resulted in £19m of extra costs and lost income.

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Troubled commissioners reveal £34m financial hole

Commissioning leaders in northern Staffordshire have admitted they will miss their financial plans by more than £30m in 2018-19.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.

Jonnie Meek

Solicitor general backs CCG bid for new inquest after HSJ exposé

The attorney general’s office has backed a bid for a new inquest into the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital following an alleged “cover up”.

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Staff shortages delay opening of trust’s new psychiatric ward

Staff shortages have forced a trust to push back the opening of a new ward treating patients with some of the most severe mental health needs.

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NHS Improvement rejects trust's bid for extra beds funding

A trust with a bed deficit of more than 100 has had its bid for funding to open more beds rejected by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.

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Trust extends winter pressures plan until summer

A trust with one of the worst-performing emergency departments in the country is planning to keep its extra winter capacity open until the summer, HSJ can reveal.

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Struggling trust’s deficit could reach £144m

A struggling West Midlands trust has warned its deficit could reach £144m, which is more than double its official forecast.

Jonnie Meek

Bid for new inquest after child death 'cover up'

The attorney general is considering granting a second inquest into the death of a three year old boy who died at Stafford Hospital after three independent experts have backed his parents and cast doubt on the original investigation.

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Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

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.

Marcus Warnes

CCGs appoint joint accountable officer to cover entire county

The six clinical commissioning groups covering Staffordshire have appointed a single accountable officer.

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Exclusive: GPs back CCG shake up despite 'no confidence' vote

Commissioners in Staffordshire have received endorsement from members for their plans to appoint a single accountable officer, despite GPs previously submitting a vote of no confidence in the CCGs.

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GPs oppose 'huge and unwieldy' STP plans

GPs in North Staffordshire have said they want to see a new multispecialty community provider set up for the region instead of the larger organisation covering the whole county outlined in its sustainability and transformation partnership.

Palliative care

CCGs abandon £535m flagship prime provider contract

A tender worth half a billion pounds for end of life care services in Staffordshire has been abandoned due to the development of the area’s STP and difficulties, satisfying the new national scrutiny process, HSJ has learned.

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CCG leader appointed director of troubled STP

A commissioning leader from the North West has been appointed as director for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ has learned.

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Trusts need millions in extra funding for Mid Staffs dissolution

Trust leaders in the Midlands are seeking millions of pounds in extra financial support linked to the dissolution of Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.