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Bosses hope six-way merger can help with A&E pressure

The merger of six clinical commissioning groups in Nottinghamshire has been confirmed, following approval by NHS England.

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Power failure hits IT systems at major acute trust

A power failure at a major acute trust in the East Midlands has affected IT services and some clinical systems across its two hospital sites.

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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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ICS to lose managing director in the autumn

The managing director of a ‘first-wave’ integrated care system is to step down in the autumn, HSJ understands.

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‘Black alert’ declared at Midlands teaching trust

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has declared a black alert and is urging staff to prioritise patient discharges.

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Council chief to lead city’s ‘integrated care provider’

The chief executive of a city council which had previously suspended its involvement in an integrated care system has been appointed to one of its leadership posts.

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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.

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Revealed: Impact of private provider's 'hard exit' from contract

Patients will see their treatment delayed by a private provider’s “hard exit” from a major treatment centre after a clinical commissioning group chose not to extend its contract for a smoother transition, HSJ can reveal.

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Judge green-lights award of CCG's disputed £320m contract

A judge has ruled a clinical commissioning group can award a £320m contract to its local acute trust despite an ongoing dispute from a large private provider.

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Multiple black alerts for large trust with financial concerns

One of the country’s largest teaching trusts has predicted a deficit of more than £40m by the end of the financial year and has declared 15 black alerts since December.

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CCG accused of using 'flawed' test to cut spending on elderly

A clinical commissioning group has been accused of blocking potentially eligible patients from receiving continuing healthcare funding under a programme supported by NHS England.

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Nottinghamshire CCGs appoint accountable officer

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer, it has been announced.

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Significant improvements at former special measures trust

An NHS trust in the Midlands which spent more than two years in special measures has now been rated outstanding for caring and good overall by the Care Quality Commission.

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New chief for mental health trust announced

Nottinghamshire Healthcare has appointed Dr John Brewin as its new chief executive after the retirement of Ruth Hawkins in September.

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Exclusive: Circle challenge derails treatment centre procurement

A legal challenge by Circle Healthcare has derailed the procurement process for the Nottingham Treatment Centre, HSJ has learned.

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Trust cancels operations until Easter to 'reset' health economy

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has cancelled all elective operations until 29 March to try to “reset” its health economy after the region declared a system wide black alert.

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Health economy brought to 'complete operational standstill'

The Greater Nottinghamshire health economy has spent the weekend on black alert after bed shortages worsened and rising demand was said to be “worse than it was in January”.

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Major incident declared across whole health economy

The Greater Nottingham health economy declared a “business continuity incident” yesterday over a lack of beds in community services, which impacted discharges from Nottingham University Hospital Trust.