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Harrogate

Nightingale contract extended to next year

NHS England has agreed a contract to maintain the Harrogate Nightingale Hospital until March 2021.

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Field hospitals being set up across England

Moves are taking place to set up a raft of temporary hospitals across England — in venues such as conference and sports centres — to create additional capacity for coronavirus patients.

Handshake merger

CCG swaps systems ahead of merger

A clinical commissioning group has switched health systems ahead of a merger next year.

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Batch of CCG mergers approved for next year

NHS England has approved a first tranche of clinical commissioning group mergers for April 2020, but has declined to say which ones.

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Mapped: Sweeping CCG mergers planned for next year

HSJ’s map shows the 86 clinical commissioning groups proposing mergers in 2020, in what looks set to be the largest NHS consolidation for more than a decade.

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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Revealed: CCGs with highest rates of lung cancer detected in A&E

Two counties have six of the 10 worst performing areas for having lung cancer picked up in A&E, new data reveals.

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.

Friarage hospital

Workforce shortages force A&E downgrade

An accident and emergency department is to be temporarily downgraded to a 24/7 urgent treatment centre because of patient safety fears.

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Exclusive: CCG inefficiencies 'blocking' access to IVF

Commissioning inefficiencies are said to be “blocking” patients’ access to IVF, as new data reveals some areas are spending at least twice as much as others on a single cycle of fertility treatment.

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NHS wins landmark legal battle against drug companies

The NHS has today won a landmark legal battle against two international pharmaceutical giants which could save the health service hundreds of millions of pounds a year.

Amanda bloor

CCGs and trust set up mental health partnership board

Commissioners have set up a joint board with their mental health trust to create an integrated health and social care partnership, HSJ can reveal.

Whitby in Yorkshire

CCG risks NHS England intervention over deficit plan

A clinical commissioning group could face action from NHS England after admitting it is facing a £4m deficit and will miss its breakeven control total this financial year.

Durham

Three STPs to share leader and form integrated care system

Three northern sustainability and transformation partnerships have appointed a single leader and are aiming to become an integrated care system by April 2019.

Claire Murdoch

One in 10 CCGs missing spending target 'not good enough'

More than one in 10 clinical commissioning groups were forecasting they would miss the national mental health spending mandate for 2017-18, latest NHS England data shows.

Budget cuts

Exclusive: The 23 CCGs predicting a cut in mental health spending

The proportion of clinical commissioning groups whose mental health spending will fall in cash terms is predicted to double this year to one in 10, HSJ can reveal.

Whitby hospital

Trust secures vital capital for hospital rebuild

The redevelopment of a community hospital is back on track after NHS Property Services approved one of its largest ever individual capital investments of nearly £12m.

Rob Webster

STP moves towards shared control total

Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.

Whitby hospital

Uncertainty over capital stalls hospital rebuild

The redevelopment of a community hospital has been delayed because NHS Property Services has not agreed its capital budgets for next financial year.