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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Cardiovascular Care Initiative of the Year

Oxford University Hospitals have recruited and trained a team of 12 GPs to deliver cardiology outpatient appointments for most patients referred from 32 GP practices in Oxfordshire. The service is fully integrated with cardiac services at OUH. It is delivered at community locations and sees about 3,000 new patients per ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: HSJ Value Pilot Project of the Year

The project’s purpose was the redistribution of power, whereby citizens identify local needs and coproduce the agenda for improving quality in the Barkantine practice, Tower Hamlets. The project embodied power sharing at every level: system collaboration via a steering group, and a project team that included staff and community.

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The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

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STP moves towards shared control total

Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.

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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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Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

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.

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NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

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Winners of NHS contract disputes worth millions revealed

NHS England has released details of three arbitration cases between commissioners and trusts, which were arguing over millions in funding.

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STP region aims for huge savings across elective care

Commissioning leaders are aiming to save £50m a year by standardising policies in elective care across their sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.

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CCG may be charged VAT on national vanguard funds

Commissioners leading a vanguard site may have to pay VAT charges on transformation funding from NHS England because their lead provider is a GP federation.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Improving Safety in Medicines Management

Care UK: Care UK – HMP Stafford – Repeat Prescriptions Management

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Major hospital shake-up delayed because reducing beds is 'unsafe'

A major reconfiguration of critical care in Yorkshire has been delayed after commissioners agreed reducing bed numbers “would not be safe”.

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CCGs to join up for STP-wide commissioning

All the clinical commissioning groups across a sustainability and transformation plan footprint have signed up to form a commissioning committee covering the whole patch.

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Simon's disease and what to do about it

A three part analysis can help the commissioning body calculate the change in emergency admissions, focusing on reducing total healthcare activity

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What's new in care models: Half a loaf is better than no bread at all

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View. By integration reporter David Williams.

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Exclusive: CCG challenged after 'inadequate consultation' on MCP

GPs in Yorkshire have said they cannot “move forward” with plans to develop a vanguard multispecialty community provider unless their major concerns are dealt with.

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Big STP plots 'accountable care organisations' across 2.5m patch

New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.

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Seven councils reject STP submissions

Local authorities in London and Yorkshire have said they cannot sign up to their areas’ sustainability and transformation plans due to concerns about hospital reconfiguration and transparency.

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Commissioners plan children's surgery shake-up

Two district hospitals would stop providing hyper-acute stroke care and reduce access to paediatric surgery under a proposed shake up of services in Yorkshire.

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Vanguard CCG to take on alliance contract from 2017

COMMISSIONING: The lead commissioner for a multispecialty community provider in Yorkshire has said it will work create an alliance contract from next year before going on to establish a “single big entity”.