This is HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.
Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.
A London sustainability and transformation partnership area has appointed a single accountable officer across its seven clinical commissioning groups.
Plans to appoint a single accountable officer for seven clinical commissioning groups have now been approved, despite previous opposition from commissioners.
In a joint HSJ/LGC roundtable, our expert panel discussed the problems of a health service in need of more patient data but constrained by privacy issues, public mistrust and official reticence, as well as all-too-familiar financial and technological obstacles. Alison Moore sat in.
Seven clinical commissioning groups across London are considering appointing a single accountable officer, HSJ has learned.
HSJ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital.
Barts Health Trust plans to use £33m of non-recurrent savings to meet its financial target in 2016-17, including balance sheet adjustments and cuts to planned consultancy work.
What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West
Over 85 per cent of clinical commissioning groups are failing to hit required standards on cancer performance and must improve, according to ratings launched by the health secretary today.
Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by integration reporter David Williams.
East London Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Navina Evans as the trust’s new chief executive taking over from Dr Robert Dolan when he retires in July 2016.
Ambiguity on how to proceed in commissioning new care models must be resolved quickly
A vanguard clinical commissioning group has awarded its main community services contract to a non-profit company owned by local GPs.
Choose and Book needs to be radically reformed to become a modern Choose and Consult service so that the inefficient divide between specialists and GPs is done away with. By Martin Roland and Sam Everington
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.