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Chief officer for West Midlands CCG to step down

The accountable officer for Shropshire clinical commissioning group has announced his intention to retire next March

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Revealed: One in 10 CCGs flout key NHS spending pledge

One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.

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CCGs drop children's mental health restriction after national 'advice'

Commissioners have backtracked on decisions not to accept out of area children who are in care of its under pressure mental health service.

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Revealed: More older people waiting in pain for urgent hip operations

More older patients are waiting too long in hospital before treatment for painful and crippling hip fractures, new data reveals, potentially undermining “compassion and dignity” for patients.

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Long delayed hospital reconfiguration gets green light

Commissioners in Shropshire have agreed to progress the long delayed reconfiguration of acute services across their sustainability and transformation footprint.

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CCGs move closer to controversial A&E reconfiguration

Commissioners in the West Midlands want to move to public consultation on the controversial reconfiguration of acute services in Shropshire, following months of delays.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Facilities and Estates Management

QE Facilities: Establishment of wholly owned subsidiary company, [QE Facilities LTD] of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead Foundation Trust

Accountable officer for inadequate CCG named

A clinical commissioning group rated inadequate by NHS England has appointed a permanent accountable officer.

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MP criticises 'remote' Simon Stevens over hospital reconfiguration

A local MP has criticised Simon Stevens and NHS England for being “silent and detached” over the deadlock preventing hospital reconfiguration in Shropshire.

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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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Sandwiches withdrawn from trust with cash flow problems

An acute trust is seeking to delay up to £8m of payments due to cash flow problems, leading at least one supplier to withdraw its products.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

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Trust suspends services at two maternity units

A trust in the Midlands has temporarily closed one of its midwife led maternity units and suspended services at another facility.

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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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The Commissioner: Who wants to be a combined authority?

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West

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Special measures CCG placed in NHS England 'directions'

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been placed in NHS England “directions” because of concerns over its governance and financial deficit.

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Controversial out of hours shake-up faces delay

COMMERCIAL: Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin clinical commissioning groups will today consider whether to delay a decision to place the region’s out of hours care services out to tender.

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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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Shropshire GPs have ‘no capacity’ to take on rural urgent care work

RECONFIGURATION: GP leaders in Shropshire have raised fears that a proposed reorganisation of emergency care in the region would see an increase in GP workloads for which they say there is no more capacity.

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Snap inspection triggered by staffing concerns at Staffordshire hospital

WORKFORCE: Staff shortages at St George’s Hospital in Stafford have raised concerns that it is unable to provide care that adequately meets patients’ needs, a Care Quality Inspection has found.