NHS Northamptonshire CCG

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More than nine in 10 of CCG’s staff give it their approval

More than 95 per cent of staff at one clinical commissioning group would recommend it as a place to work – but one newly-formed organisation would be recommended by well under half its staff, according to NHS staff survey results.

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CCG lead condemns ‘heartbreaking’ visiting rule at local hospitals

A GP commissioning leader has publicly criticised hospital visiting rules at local hospitals, after hearing that a stroke patient was denied seeing family or friends for six weeks.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: People & Organisational Development Initiative of the Year

The Cultural Ambassador programme was an opportunity to make a difference and challenge any unconscious bias and discrimination that may occur for those black, Asian and minority ethnic employees entering or during formal HR processes.

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Exclusive: Two hospitals see 60pc of new covid cases caught on the wards

More than 60 per cent of new covid cases diagnosed at two hospitals in the Midlands in recent days were caught at least two weeks after the patient was admitted — suggesting there may be particular problems with the virus spreading on their wards.

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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.

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CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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Collapsed OOH contracts transferred to new providers

Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed new organisations to run GP out of hours services after the collapse of multiple contracts held by Allied Healthcare and its subsidiaries.

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Exclusive: Safety concerns amid collapse of OOH contracts

Thousands of patients could be left without GP out of hours services after a cash-strapped private provider said it would cease operations by the end of the month.

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CCG starts procurement for service it was forced to keep open

A clinical commissioning group has started the procurement process for an organisation to run Corby urgent care centre for another three years.

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CCG loses high court battle to close urgent care centre

A High Court judge has thrown out plans by a CCG to replace a walk-in urgent care centre with an appointment only primary care hub.

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CQC highlights avoidable harm in 'fragmented' health economy

A review of the Northamptonshire health economy found several examples of patients being harmed by poor hospital discharge processes, as well as a “lack of trust” between organisations that was hampering progress towards system integration.

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Struggling STP bans 'unhelpful' board member behaviour

A struggling sustainability and transformation partnership has created a list of “helpful” and “unhelpful” behaviours for its board members and plans to hold a “reconciliation event” for system leaders.

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Hospital says patient died 'due to dangerous overcrowding of A&E'

The death of a patient in an accident and emergency department was “due entirely to the dangerous overcrowding of the department”, the trust’s medical director has told HSJ.

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Revealed: 'Ludicrous' CCG variation for care at home

There is dramatic variation across England in the rate of people with serious long-term conditions being approved to receive NHS-funded care at home.

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Region risks losing £15m of healthcare funding

Northamptonshire is at risk of losing £15m of joint health and social care funding because of a failure to sign a contract and meet mandated NHS England targets.

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GPs vote down CCG plan to take on primary care budgets

GPs in the East Midlands have rejected their commissioner’s bid to take on the primary care budget for its region.

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Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

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.

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Leadership shake-up at CCGs but no plan to merge

Northamptonshire’s two clinical commissioning groups now share a single accountable officer.

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'Serious implications' as CCG ordered to pay full tariff rate to private provider

A CCG must pay an unexpected bill likely to run to millions of pounds, after a legal judgement that it had been wrongly undercutting tariff rates to an independent provider for three years.

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Leader stepping down at poorly rated STP

The leader of one of the most poorly rated STPs is expected to step down and be replaced.