NHS South Gloucestershire CCG

Julia ross

Exclusive: Major services shake up for troubled health economy

Community services across a swathe of the South West could be consolidated into a single service as a newly merged clinical commissioning group seeks to relieve pressure on hospitals.

Claire Murdoch

One in 10 CCGs missing spending target 'not good enough'

More than one in 10 clinical commissioning groups were forecasting they would miss the national mental health spending mandate for 2017-18, latest NHS England data shows.

Handshake merger

CCGs pulled out of special measures ahead of mergers

Three clinical commissioning groups have been taken out of special measures ahead of mergers this weekend.

Keyboard

Exemplar trust checking backlog of 85,000 'on hold' patient records

One of the NHS’s global digital exemplar trusts is reviewing 85,000 patients records after they were mistakenly left “on hold”, potentially leading to treatment delays.

Microscope

CCGs backtrack on £10.5m contract after legal challenge

Three clinical commissioning groups pulled out of a £10.5m fertility contract just weeks before the service was meant to start, after a legal challenge to the decision.

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.

Birmingham

Exclusive: Mergers involving 11 CCGs get green light

NHS England has approved unprecedented changes to clinical commissioning groups across the country, consolidating 11 CCGs into four, HSJ can reveal.

Bristol

CCGs tender £125m contract for integrated urgent care

A distressed health economy is redesigning its urgent care services with commissioners releasing a £125m contract to bring urgent out of hospital services together.

Clifton bridge Bristol

CCGs confirm plan for mega-merger

Three clinical commissioning groups that cover one of the most financially strained health economies in the country have proposed a full merger as part of a wider reconfiguration of services.

Dave west expert briefing

The Commissioner: Outstanding trust but STP is bottom of the class

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West.

Sir Ron Kerr

Former trust chief to chair STP 'undergoing refresh'

Sir Ron Kerr has been appointed as independent chair of troubled South West sustainability and transformation partnership.

Bristol

Troubled STP battling with £90m deficit

A sustainability and transformation partnership with severe financial problems is seeking £82m savings, as current plans amount to a £90m commissioner deficit for 2017-18.

Ascot horse racing

GP quality: The best and worst areas in the South

East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst rated GP surgeries in the South, exclusive HSJ analysis has shown.

Bristol

'Special measures' CCG group hires STP lead as joint chief officer

Three clinical commissioning groups – two of which are in financial special measures – have recruited a joint chief officer for the first time.

Bristol one use

Major children's services contract awarded to independent-led partnership

A partnership of non-profit and NHS providers have been awarded a multimillion pound contract to provide children’s community services in the South West.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: What's good for the goose...

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

Bristol Children's Hospital

'Shared leadership' plan for South West trusts

Bristol’s two acute trusts are developing “shared leadership arrangements”, NHS Improvement has announced.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: A South West super-CCG?

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

Clifton bridge Bristol

Exclusive: Struggling CCGs weigh up merger

Three clinical commissioning groups in the South West are weighing up plans for a single accountable officer or a full merger, HSJ can reveal.