NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.


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.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Winners of NHS contract disputes worth millions revealed

NHS England has released details of three arbitration cases between commissioners and trusts, which were arguing over millions in funding.

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Leading vanguard will not procure contract as it 'would take longer'

One of the most advanced national vanguard projects has decided to form a multispecialty community provider through an alliance agreement rather than go out to procurement as it “would take longer”.

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Exclusive: Trust to sell land to quango

A trust in the West Midlands has signed a deal to transfer its surplus land to the Homes and Communities Agency.


Hospital in dispute with city council over £1m delayed transfer fines

Birmingham City Council is in dispute with a hospital trust over unpaid fines for delayed transfers of care totalling £1.1m.


Trust forced to delay opening of new PFI hospital

A trust in the West Midlands has pushed back the opening of its new hospital by six months following “engineering difficulty”.

Specialist services

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Specialist Services

LPFT North East Lincolnshire CAMHS Service: Crisis and Intensive Home Treatment Team

Pharmacy and medicines optimisation

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation

NHS England, specialised commissioning (medicines optimisation clinical reference group): National Dose Standardisation for Chemotherapy


HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Communication

Northampton General Hospital Trust: Nurse Bank Recruitment Campaign

Training and development

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Training and Development

EDEN Team, Leicester Diabetes Centre: Artificial Intelligence in Diabetes Healthcare Professional Education

Improving the value of primary care services

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Improving the Value of Primary Care Services

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group: Lambeth DataNet

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GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East

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.

Contract 3x2

Region moves towards contracts to cover whole STP

Clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country have set out a timeline to procure a single acute and single mental health contract across their sustainability and transformation plan area, HSJ has learned.

 accountable officer, Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group    

CCGs move to 'single management structure' across STP

Four clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country are set to move towards a “single management structure”, HSJ has learned.

Breast cancer radiology

Revealed: Significant variation in A&E cancer diagnoses across England

Cancer diagnosis in accident and emergency departments are three times more likely in some parts of England than others, HSJ analysis reveals.


Trust sought millions in compensation for 'horrendous' handover delays

An ambulance trust sought millions of pounds in compensation from commissioners for “horrendous” handover delays as part of 2017-18 contract negotiations, HSJ has learnt.

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Round-up: 10 stories you may have missed over Christmas

Catch up on the key stories you might not have seen over the Christmas and new year break.

Signing paper

Leading vanguards not ready to take on new GP contract

All six areas working with NHS England to develop the new MCP contract for GPs have told HSJ they will not be ready to take it on by April, despite the national body’s original intention.


NHS manager guilty of £153,600 fraud avoids jail

A senior clinical commissioning group manager and clinical lead on its board have avoided being immediately jailed after pleading guilty to defrauding the NHS of £153,600.