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Director jailed after holding three full-time NHS roles simultaneously

A former finance director who simultaneously held three senior NHS positions without his employers realising has been jailed for various fraud offences.

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‘Missed opportunities’ in management of troubled service, review finds

Several ‘missed opportunities’ by local commissioners to tackle problems within a troubled autism service have been identified by an independent review.

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Exclusive: Regulator launches independent review into care of vulnerable man

NHS England and Improvement have launched an independent review into the care and death of a man with learning disabilities, following concerns raised by HSJ. 

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CQC investigates its own response to concerns over troubled service

The Care Quality Commission has launched a review into its own regulatory response to a troubled autism service, HSJ has learned.

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CCGs face external review into handling of troubled contract

An independent review triggered by NHS England will examine the oversight and management of a troubled children’s autism service by local commissioners, HSJ has learned.

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Children feared ‘lost to the system’ by failing service

Parents fear their children have been “lost to the system” because of problems with staffing and assessment delays in a failing service.

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NHSE to investigate ‘back of a fag packet’ procurement

NHS England has agreed to investigate concerns raised by an MP about a clinical commissioning group’s procurement of children’s autism services following a request from the health and social care secretary.

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Commissioner admits ‘minimal’ oversight of problem service

Serious safety concerns over a children’s autism service went unaddressed for at least two years, despite an admission from commissioners that the services were “not fit for purpose”.

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GPs reject merger ‘driven by NHS England’

GPs have voted against proposals to merge six clinical commissioning groups in Staffordshire, after being told the plans were “driven by NHS England”, HSJ has learned.

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Trust takes over specialist service after row

A mental health trust is to take over a contract for children’s autism services following a dispute between a private provider and local commissioners.

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Provider withdraws services amid contract dispute

Children with autism have been left in limbo after a private provider withdrew the majority of its services amid a dispute with commissioners.

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Financial regime has cost us £19m, says struggling trust

An acute trust in special measures has claimed the national financial regime for NHS trusts has resulted in £19m of extra costs and lost income.

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Troubled commissioners reveal £34m financial hole

Commissioning leaders in northern Staffordshire have admitted they will miss their financial plans by more than £30m in 2018-19.

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Exclusive: The 23 CCGs predicting a cut in mental health spending

The proportion of clinical commissioning groups whose mental health spending will fall in cash terms is predicted to double this year to one in 10, HSJ can reveal.

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CCGs appoint joint accountable officer to cover entire county

The six clinical commissioning groups covering Staffordshire have appointed a single accountable officer.

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Exclusive: GPs back CCG shake up despite 'no confidence' vote

Commissioners in Staffordshire have received endorsement from members for their plans to appoint a single accountable officer, despite GPs previously submitting a vote of no confidence in the CCGs.

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CCG leader appointed director of troubled STP

A commissioning leader from the North West has been appointed as director for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ has learned.

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Emergency department to close as part of £245m savings plan

An accident and emergency department will close in Staffordshire along with 100 community hospital beds, according to the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent sustainability and transformation plan.

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Exclusive: STP chair resigns before plan is published

The leader of Staffordshire’s sustainability and transformation plan has resigned ahead of the five year strategy being published.

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Analysed: The CCGs with the biggest overspends

Four of the five most overspent clinical commissioning groups so far in 2016-17 are in the West Midlands, but most still expect to recover their positions by March.