NHS South Warwickshire CCG

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CCGs fear patients will stockpile drugs ahead of Brexit

Multiple clinical commissioning groups have raised concerns that patients will start stockpiling medicines and costs will rise if a Brexit deal is not confirmed soon.

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CCGs avoid tender process with £57m contract award

Two incumbent community providers have been named as the lead contractors for a new £57m out of hospital services model proposed for Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Trusts could lose acute beds in stroke services shake-up

Strokes services in Coventry and Warwickshire could be centralised under a plan that will see two hospitals lose all their acute stroke beds.

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GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East

In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.

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Trust sought millions in compensation for 'horrendous' handover delays

An ambulance trust sought millions of pounds in compensation from commissioners for “horrendous” handover delays as part of 2017-18 contract negotiations, HSJ has learnt.

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16 CCGs launch integrated NHS 111 and urgent care services

Sixteen West Midlands clinical commissioning groups are set to mobilise a new integrated NHS 111, GP out of hours and urgent care service across a population of 4.6 million after awarding a set of contracts worth up to £172m.

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What's new in care models: When councils should take over

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by integration reporter David Williams.

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Council to lead county-wide CAMHS tender

A county council has been nominated to lead the procurement of a new mental health services contract for young people spanning three clinical commissioning groups.

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CCG abandons controversial community services procurement

A clinical commissioning group has abandoned its high profile competitive tender for community services in favour of a joint programme with two neighbouring commissioners.

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What’s New in Care Models: Competitive tendering at the crossroads

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by our senior correspondent on integration David Williams.

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CCG launches competition for major older people's services contract

Commissioners in the West Midlands have embarked on a competitive tender process for out of hospital care in the face of criticism from the main incumbent provider.

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Pharma companies banned from sponsoring CCG's events

COMMERCIAL: Pharmaceutical companies will no longer be allowed to sponsor events organised by South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

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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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FT 'disappointed' by community services tender

COMMERCIAL: A foundation trust is planning a joint bid with GPs to run out of hospital care after commissioners decided to run a competitive tender to improve local services.

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Coventry and Warwickshire posts £13m in-year deficit

FINANCE: University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire Trust reported an in-year deficit of £13m in August, according to board documents.

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South Warwickshire FT and GPs plan joint contract bids

COMMERCIAL: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has established a partnership with a large scale GP federation, with the intention of bidding together for a local community services contract.

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New chief executive for West Midlands trust

The chief executive of a North West community trust is to take on the top job at a West Midlands mental health provider.

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Interim provider chosen to deliver NHS 111 service

COMMERCIAL: A 111 service in the West Midlands will be provided in the interim by an urgent care and GP out of hours provider, Vocare, to replace West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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New chair at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust

WORKFORCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has appointed a new chair.