NHS Surrey Downs CCG

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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.

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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.

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Thousands of disabled people forced to wait months for wheelchairs

One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.

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Exclusive: London STP considers cutting number of acute sites to three

The draft sustainability and transformation plan for southwest London reveals that leaders are considering cutting the number of acute sites in the patch from five to four or three.

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London Eye: What the consultants are doing

What is going on in England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Troubled CCGs spent hundreds of thousands on interim directors

Several clinical commissioning groups which are subject to NHS England legal directions spent hundreds of thousands of pounds each on interim executives and directors last year.

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Surrey CCGs braced for deficits over £20m

FINANCE: Two Surrey clinical commissioning groups are set to end the 2015-16 financial year with deficits totalling over £50m.

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Community services face shake-up as CCGs go solo

RECONFIGURATION: Adult community services in Surrey face a shake-up next year with clinical commissioning groups choosing to work alone rather than commissioning across the county.

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Community hospitals could close under CCG's plans

STRUCTURE: Five community hospitals in Surrey could have services changed, and two could close, under plans drawn up by their clinical commissioning group.

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Health on the back burner in southern devolution bid

Complex integration left to later stage by Surrey, East and West Sussex

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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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Newcastle upon Tyne trust scoops three HSJ Awards

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has scooped three prizes at the HSJ Awards 2015.

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Investigation: ‘Unwarranted and unfair’ disparity in elective surgery revealed

Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England raise serious questions about the use of NHS resources, a leading public health expert has warned.

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Community hospitals face closure under Surrey CCG proposals

STRUCTURE: A review of five community hospitals by Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group has set out four options for future community care, which include the closure of two hospitals.