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.
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.
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.
One of England’s largest private healthcare organisations is taking commissioners to court, arguing the poor state of an NHS trust’s finances renders it unfit to run a £320m contract.
A city council which suspended involvement in its area’s integrated care system has said it will rejoin, subject to agreement it will be able to veto “proposals that may result in privatisation or outsourcing”.
A clinical commissioning group has been accused of blocking potentially eligible patients from receiving continuing healthcare funding under a programme supported by NHS England.
The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer, it has been announced.
More than five million patients have no access to extended GP opening hours with new NHS England data showing those CCGs which are furthest away from meeting national deadline.
A legal challenge by Circle Healthcare has derailed the procurement process for the Nottingham Treatment Centre, HSJ has learned.
Circle Health has pulled out of a bid to continue running services at the Nottingham Treatment Centre, and threatened clinical commissioning groups with legal action over their £150m three year procurement.
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.
Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.
Four CCGs leading one England’s eight accountable care systems have appointed a single accountable officer, in move towards a single commissioning model.
A sustainability and transformation partnership in the East Midlands has recruited Capita to help with the creation of its accountable care system.
An NHS England director has been appointed to the first managing director post of an “accountable care system”.
A single leader will be appointed to drive health service commissioning across the greater Nottingham health economy, HSJ has learned.
A Nottinghamshire vanguard has had nearly 30 per cent fewer A&E attendances for its care home residents in comparison to other parts of the country, HSJ can reveal.
In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.
Easing pressure on hospital and GP services is central to the work of the New Care Models Programme, with the prevention of ill-health top of the list