An ambulance trust plans to pull out of a five year patient transport contract that it says is “unsustainable” without extra funding.
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Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.
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.
The team improved patient care in the community by supporting patients to co-design their end of life care around their needs, wishes and lifestyles.
The sustainability and transformation plan for Cheshire and Mersey includes the downgrade of at least one accident and emergency department, along with a major consolidation of elective care, according to a document obtained by HSJ.
Concerns have been raised over the local relationships and finances of a GP provider that has received significant backing from national health leaders.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
The second tender for commissioning support services awarded via NHS England’s procurement framework has gone to Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit.
NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.
PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have told 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust to boost its performance in for improving access to psychological therapies services
MENTAL HEALTH: Some young people with mental health problems have been placed in inpatient units out of the 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust’s remit because of lack of space in its own child and adolescent mental health services.
PERFORMANCE: Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust has bolstered its infection control policies following the treatment of a suspected Ebola patient.
STRUCTURE: Building work has begun on a mental health facility in Leigh as part of 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust.
PERFORMANCE: Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group will increase the number of cycles of IVF offered to 23-39 year old women from one to three – bringing its policy into line with national guidelines.
Two commissioning support units have not made it on to NHS England’s procurement framework, placing their viability and the futures of around 2,200 staff in doubt, HSJ has learned
WORKFORCE: A troubleshooting commissioning boss is taking over as interim chief officer of Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group.