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Community services

Southern Health may lose community services as CCGs prepare to procure

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.

Maggie MacIsaac

Four CCGs share accountable officer after leadership reshuffle

Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer as part of a new partnership to “share expertise and reduce duplication”.

Ambulance

CCGs tell hospitals not to request non-emergency transport after 6pm

More than 100 hospital wards across South Central England have been told they must prioritise patients for discharge before 6pm at night.

Katrina Percy

Hampshire GP leaders declare backing for Katrina Percy

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.

Ursula Ward

Longstanding trust chief executive resigns

WORKFORCE: Ursula Ward, the chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, has resigned after leading the trust for 12 years.

Birmingham

Revealed: The areas working to take on PM's 'new GP contract'

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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Deep South: Goodbye, hello to Angela Pedder

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

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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.

Paul Streat

Monitor director joins vanguard project

WORKFORCE: A regional director at Monitor has been appointed to join one of the new care model “vanguard” sites.

Southampton General Hospital

New review backs long standing vascular centralisation proposal

STRUCTURE: Vascular services in south Hampshire should be concentrated in a specialist centre at University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, an expert review has concluded.

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Neglect contributed to death at Southern Health, inquest finds

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.

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Revealed: Which CCGs are paying GP practices to form federations

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

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Inspectors worried by overcrowded A&E department

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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Value in Healthcare Awards 2015 shortlist announced

Book your table for the ceremony on 22 September.

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Solent to sue Hampshire council over tender award

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.

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CCGs taking on full primary care co-commissioning powers revealed

NHS England has revealed the 64 clinical commissioning groups that will take full control of their local primary care budgets from April.

Pound coin

NHS England resolves £50m dispute with CCGs

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.

Muscular dystrophy

The future for specialists is beyond a hospital’s four walls

Specialists can support and train GPs and nurses

portsmouth

CCG trio face governance probe

STRUCTURE: NHS England has prompted a review into the governance arrangements of three clinical commissioning groups following concerns around accident and emergency performance within the local health economy.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Use primary care capacity to improve A&E waits, trust told

A review into an acute trust’s “unacceptably poor” accident and emergency waiting time figures concludes that primary care capacity in the region must be used in order to reduce pressures on A&E departments.