Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ analysis of official data has revealed.
“Unsustainable” spinal services are set to be transferred from a cash strapped acute provider to its tertiary neighbour after three years of uncertainty.
Certain responsibilities are set to be moved from a struggling clinical commissioning group after it joined a partnership of four other CCGs.
Southern Health Foundation Trust has confirmed it is considering divesting itself of its community services provision – which accounts for a third of its turnover – ahead of a procurement for a new integrated model of care.
Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer as part of a new partnership to “share expertise and reduce duplication”.
More than 100 hospital wards across South Central England have been told they must prioritise patients for discharge before 6pm at night.
Three GP leaders of the Hampshire multispeciality community provider vanguard have formally backed Katrina Percy, the under-pressure chief executive of Southern Health Foundation Trust.
WORKFORCE: Ursula Ward, the chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, has resigned after leading the trust for 12 years.
The six areas working “intensively” with a view to taking on a new contract for large GP providers include two super-partnerships, but also four looser groups of practices, HSJ has learned.
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Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
WORKFORCE: A regional director at Monitor has been appointed to join one of the new care model “vanguard” sites.
STRUCTURE: Vascular services in south Hampshire should be concentrated in a specialist centre at University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, an expert review has concluded.
Neglect contributed to the death of a teenager who drowned in the bath while in the care of Southern Health Foundation Trust, an inquest has found.
A third of clinical commissioning groups with control of their primary care budgets plan to fund member GP practices to get them to form federations, HSJ has found
PERFORMANCE: Hospital inspectors have expressed ‘urgent concern’ at the risk to patients arriving by ambulance at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust’s main emergency department where they saw severe overcrowding.
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COMMERCIAL: Solent Trust is set to sue Hampshire County Council after the local authority awarded a £41.3m contract for adult substance misuse services to another provider, HSJ has been told.
NHS England has revealed the 64 clinical commissioning groups that will take full control of their local primary care budgets from April.
NHS England has settled a dispute with clinical commissioning groups in the south of England over its proposal to transfer £50m from their budgets to its own specialised commissioners.