NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG

Great Yarmouth

NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

York Hospital

Teaching trust 'on the verge' of special measures

A teaching trust ‘on the verge’ of financial special measures is applying for distress funding after predicting it will run out of cash next month.

Rutland water

CCGs rule out merger as 'unwelcome distraction'

Three clinical commissioning groups in Leicestershire have ruled out merging as it would be “an unwelcome distraction”.

Simon Pleydell

Former London trust chief executive to lead troubled STP

The chief executive of a London acute trust has agreed to head a troubled sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Former Southern Health director takes up new executive role

A former regional adviser for the Care Quality Commission has been appointed executive medical director at a community and mental health trust.

York Hospital

Exclusive: Trusts face cash flow crisis as CCGs stop advance payments

Trusts are facing increasing cash flow pressures after NHS England instructed local commissioners to stop making advance payments on block contracts, HSJ can reveal.

Simon Pleydell

London trust chief approached to lead troubled northern STP

A chief executive due to retire from a London acute trust next month has been asked to lead a troubled sustainability and transformation partnership.

Whitby in Yorkshire

NHS England to take 'light touch' approach to CCG collaboration

Three clinical commissioning groups could create a joint committee after one ruled out a merger and sharing a single accountable officer.

Darlington Memorial Hospital

Trusts, council and GPs battle for £80m new care model contract

Two foundation trusts and a consortium formed by the county council and local GPs are set to compete for an £80m community services contract, HSJ can reveal.

Emma Latimer

CCG chief officer quits as STP lead

The chief officer of a CCG rated outstanding is stepping down as lead of a STP with the lowest rating.

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CCG tenders scaled back contract for 'multispecialty community provider'

Commissioners in Yorkshire are advertising an £80m “multispecialty community provider” contract – much scaled back from their initial proposal of a £1.3bn deal.

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Mapped: Cash-strapped CCGs fail to hit spending standard

EXCLUSIVE: Commissioners facing deficits or struggling to balance their books are the most likely to be failing to meet the national mental health spending mandate.

Bruce Keogh

Keogh unveils safety steps after patient dies from drinking alcohol gel

NHS England’s medical director is considering new safety measures for acute trusts after a patient died from drinking alcohol rub.

Contract 3x2

CCG to put £1.3bn MCP contract up for tender

Commissioners in Yorkshire, who are not one of NHS England’s national vanguards, have signalled their intention to tender a new care model contract worth more than £1bn, HSJ has learned.

Alan Johnson

STP sets publication date after MPs appeal for openness

Health leaders in the north have set a date for publishing their sustainability and transformation plan, following calls for transparency from the region’s MPs.

Airedale Mills Micklethwaite

Vanguard CCGs cut better care fund pot

Five clinical commissioning groups, including two involved in NHS England’s vanguard programme, have cut their planned better care fund contributions for next year.

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Alarm raised over trust's 'risky' proposal to run A&E without specialist consultants

WORKFORCE: Health leaders in Yorkshire are considering options for running an emergency department without dedicated consultants.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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Vale of York GPs have ‘no confidence’ in CCG savings plans

FINANCE: GPs have told the leaders of Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group that they have ‘no confidence’ in the CCG’s management of the group’s financial rescue plans.

Bob Rickets

CCGs must buy external support services, NHS England says

NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.