Cancer patients in three counties are at greater risk of death than elsewhere in the country because of slow referrals and late diagnosis, official data reveals.
Worcestershire commissioners have chosen a community and mental health trust to be an “integrator” for accountable care across the county.
The Worcestershire and Herefordshire sustainability and transformation partnership has appointed veteran NHS manager Charles Waddicor as its independent chair.
Three West Midlands clinical commissioning groups will will hold their governing body meetings and share the majority of their members ahead of a possible merger in 2019.
The team developed a service that offered a single point of access to support and care for dementia patients and carers.
Every sustainability and transformation partnership area has been set a target for the number of GPs it needs to recruit by 2020 by NHS England, HSJ has learned.
Three West Midlands clinical commissioning groups have appointed their first joint accountable officer – a year after they merged their leadership team.
Three clinical commissioning groups in the West Midlands are set to appoint a single accountable officer, HSJ has learned.
The British Medical Association has expressed “significant concern” about “local GP-led groups” missing out on new contracts around the country to provide additional GP appointments.
A struggling trust has said it must to raise the “acuity threshold” for emergency admissions and discharge due to a surge in the number of people attending its accident and emergency department, HSJ has learned.
One of the three West Midlands CCGs that plans to ration knee and hip operations to save £2m a year has said it was advised by an NHS England official prior to making the decision.
A troubled West Midlands acute trust has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it has two months to make significant safety improvements, HSJ has learned.
The Royal College of Surgeons has said there is “no clinical justification” for three CCGs’ plan to greatly reduce eligibility for knee and hip replacements, which could save £2m a year.
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.
NHS England given approval in principle for £29m of capital spending to pay for the reconfiguration of acute services at Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust.
The new health system for Hereford and Worcestershire has requested national support to help consolidate back office services across all of its NHS organisations and local councils.
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.
Some of the 44 new health systems for England could be in such deep financial trouble that they will struggle to plan their way out of deficit, according to policy experts.
FINANCE: A group of clinical commissioning groups in the Midlands have outlined proposals for wide ranging restrictions to NHS services in order to close a £25m funding gap.
PATIENT SAFETY: More bacteria has been discovered in the endoscopy unit of a Worcestershire hospital with an “unsafe” layout and equipment “overdue for replacement”.