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Four CCGs looking at 1 million population merger

Four Surrey clinical commissioning groups are considering a merger to create a single organisation covering more than a million people.


Revealed: CCGs restricting access to basic treatments

Nearly one in five clinical commissioning groups are restricting access to at least three basic elective surgeries and treatments, according to researchers.


Integrated contract to begin after legal case settled

A legal battle over the control of integrated out of hospital care services has been settled.


Commissioners give struggling ambulance service £10m extra

Commissioners are to pump an extra £10m into ambulance services in the south east this financial year so national standards for responding to emergency calls can be met from the middle of 2019.


CCGs battle to reduce A&E cancer diagnoses

The variation in the rates of cancers diagnosed in A&E departments across England is narrowing according to the latest data but some areas still have rates nearly double other parts of the country.


Updated: CCG loses court challenge over £100m contract

A company has won a High Court procurement challenge against a clinical commissioning group.

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Firm alleges it was told 'take NHS to court and you'll lose business'

A company was told that if it pursued a procurement challenge against a clinical commissioning group it could damage its chances of winning more work, court documents allege.


Exclusive: Company takes legal action over £100m integration contract

A large social enterprise has taken legal action against a CCG after a dispute with its former collaborators in a £100m community services contract.

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Tender process launched to find screening provider

Commissioners are relaunching a stalled effort to find a single provider for the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme in south London and parts of Surrey.


Teledermoscopy service reduces costs of routine dermatology services

Ingrid Torjesen reports on an award winning teledermoscopy service that escalates routine dermatology referrals from GPs to secondary care management

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Deputy appointed to trust chief executive role

The deputy chief executive of the Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust is stepping up to the top job.

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Two more digital 'exemplars' to get £7.5m

NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.

Clinical Leader of the Year

A winning approach to clinical leadership

Alison Moore talks to Claire Fulller, HSJ’s clinical leader of the year, about the impact the award has had on her

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Ten innovators in cancer care

This week we look at the organisations shortlisted for their innovative work in cancer care.

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Commissioners settle with Virgin following contract dispute

A legal dispute between Virgin Care and six Surrey clinical commissioning groups has been resolved – with an apparent payment by the NHS to the company.

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Winners of 2017 HSJ Awards revealed

More than 1,500 people gather for annual celebration of the finest achievements in the NHS, with winners named in 23 categories at the 2017 HSJ Awards.

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HSJ Awards 2017: Improving Care with Technology

The team developed a real time referral service to provide timely diagnosis and improve patients’ access to services.

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HSJ Awards 2017: Clinical Leader of the Year

Dr Claire Fuller has provided excellent leadership during challenging times and ensured the CCG remained focused on improving patient care and quality. She led the redesign of the governance structure and created a new clinical cabinet and developed a GP future leader’s programme.


Major new NHS devolution deal revealed

A health and social care devolution style deal is being put in place in Surrey, it has been announced – the second after Greater Manchester.

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Three CCGs in 'devolution' STP appoint shared chief officer

A single chief officer has been appointed across the three clinical commissioning groups in the Surrey Heartlands sustainability and transformation partnership.