Virgin Care is to continue providing adult community services in one corner of Surrey after winning a contract extension.
A clinical commissioning group has welcomed the “really good potential for integrated care” after a partnership led by its local hospital trust was the only bidder for its community health services contract.
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.
Virgin Care has lost its bid to hold on to community services in part of Surrey, with the local trust and GP federation chosen as preferred bidder for the Guildford and Waverley area.
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.
One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.
A convicted fraudster who was jailed for more than two years after pretending to be a doctor for nine years at a primary care trust has pleaded guilty after being caught trying to commit a similar crime again.
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.
Clinical commissioning groups could face significant bills for unpaid tax and penalty fines after falling foul of rules over the use of off-payroll payments to GP leaders.
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.
An adviser to the Mid Staffs public inquiry will lead an investigation into the death and treatment of a baby girl whose case exposed a “regulatory gap” in the NHS, HSJ can reveal.
Complex integration left to later stage by Surrey, East and West Sussex
The Care Quality Commission has praised the “remarkable” improvement in care at Wexham Park Hospital as the “most impressive” turnaround it has seen since the start of its new inspection regime in 2013.
The NHS should do trust takeovers on a “bigger scale” when the conditions are right, the chief executive of Frimley Health Foundation Trust has said.
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.
STRUCTURE: Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust expects the redevelopment of inpatient facility Farnham Road Hospital in Guildford to be completed in June and to have patients by November.
Sam Everington, chair of Tower Hamlets CCG, is among a number of NHS managers, nurses and doctors included in the new year’s honours list
NHS trusts could in future choose between becoming a foundation trust or an independent mutually owned company as the provider sector becomes increasingly ‘fluid and uncertain’, HSJ has been told.