NHS West Sussex CCG

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Dozens of patients seen by independent provider suffered ‘moderate or severe’ harm

Nearly 30 patients suffered severe or moderate harm due to quality issues with ultrasounds carried out by an independent provider, a review has found.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: IT & Digital Innovation Award

The Flu Bee Game is designed to improve vaccination rates by engaging, educating and encouraging staff to get vaccinated.

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NHS planning for second covid peak more than double the size

Health services in at least one of the NHS’s seven regions are preparing to cope with a second peak of coronavirus demand more than twice the size as the first.

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Groundbreaking digital service launch falls foul of coronavirus pandemic

The launch of an enhanced service across two counties has been delayed because of the coronavirus crisis.

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NHS England lifts restrictions on CCGs facing £71m deficit

Two clinical commissioning groups whose predicted overspend has increased to £71m this year — nearly £25m more than planned — have had legal restrictions removed by NHS England.

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Scans of 1,800 patients reviewed after private contract suspended

Ultrasound scans for around 1,800 patients have had to be reviewed over concerns about the “quality and safety” of work carried out by two sonographers employed by an independent provider.

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STP’s seven CCGs to become three

The seven clinical commissioning groups in a sustainability and transformation partnership are to merge into three, despite initial reluctance from some local GPs.

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Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis

Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.

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Surgery dwindles at major trauma centre as patients opt for private care

Commissioners have intervened after a drop in hip and knee surgery patients at a major NHS trauma centre sparked concerns about its ability to train junior doctors.

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Three organisations in STP leave special measures

Three organisations, which are part of a sustainability and transformation partnership once seen as one of the country’s most challenged, have left financial special measures.

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Revealed: The new CCG ratings

Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.

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CCG lifted out of legal directions after two years

A clinical commissioning group has been lifted out of legal directions after more than two years.

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Whistleblower was ‘bullied to protect CCG chair’

The governing body of a clinical commissioning group bullied their head of governance in an attempt to protect their chair, who had breached a conflict of interest rule, an investigation has found.

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Seven CCGs to merge into three under new proposals

Sussex’s seven clinical commissioning groups could merge into three, while a nearby CCG could potentially leave the area’s sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Revealed: Collapsed private provider to the NHS owes £11m

A patient transport company which collapsed after it withdrew from a key NHS contract owes more than £11m, including to the NHS, statements filed with Companies House have revealed.

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Senior responsible officer appointed at 'improving' STP

A sustainability and transformation partnership which has faced a turbulent few years has appointed new leadership.

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CCG warned over conflicts of interest and collapsed roof

A governance review into a troubled clinical commissioning group has highlighted concerns over potential conflicts of interest, a disconnect with local GPs, and estate so poor that a roof caved in.

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Single leader chosen for eight CCGs

The eight clinical commissioning groups in Sussex and East Surrey have appointed a permanent single accountable officer.

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CCGs taken out of legal directions

Three clinical commissioning groups have been released from legal directions relating to the quality of their leadership after a major management shake-up.

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CCGs considered refusing temporary patients

Three clinical commissioning groups considered rejecting temporary registrations in a move which the British Medical Association said would breach NHS regulations and potentially drive people towards accident and emergency.