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Consultancies hired to 'accelerate' integration of four STPs

Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned.


CCG chief appointed to lead STP

The accountable officer for a West Midlands clinical commissioning group has been appointed to lead the Black Country and West Birmingham sustainability and transformation partnership.

Andy Williams

STP leader steps down

The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.


Analysis: The areas seeing sustained falls in emergency admissions

Containing and reducing emergency hospital admissions is often seen as the holy grail of sustainable and better integrated healthcare. For most it has been elusive, but HSJ has identified and spoken to several areas which appear to have seen sustained reductions in recent years.


Hospital trust runs one in five GP practices on its patch

An acute trust in the West Midlands is now running nearly a fifth of GP practices in its area after integrating with its eighth practice.


Trusts need millions in extra funding for Mid Staffs dissolution

Trust leaders in the Midlands are seeking millions of pounds in extra financial support linked to the dissolution of Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.

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Region moves towards contracts to cover whole STP

Clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country have set out a timeline to procure a single acute and single mental health contract across their sustainability and transformation plan area, HSJ has learned.

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CCGs move to 'single management structure' across STP

Four clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country are set to move towards a “single management structure”, HSJ has learned.

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Providers and CCGs consider merging back-office

The Black Country Partnership sustainability and transformation plan has said it is looking at options to integrate non-clinical support services across both commissioning and provider organisations.

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What's new in care models: MCPs don't just need assurance - they need a failure regime

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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City leaders push for accountable care model covering 250,000 people

A Midlands hospital trust is seeking to establish an accountable care model in partnership with its local metropolitan borough council and clinical commissioning group.


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.

New Cross Hospital

Midlands trust's handling of whistleblower 'significantly flawed'

WORKFORCE: A hospital trust’s handling of a whistleblower who raised concerns over the way mortality rates were recorded was “significantly flawed”, an independent review has found.

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Royal college lambasts CCGs over restricting access to surgery

Six clinical commissioning groups have been accused of ignoring or misrepresenting clinical guidance in order to restrict access to vital surgery.

David Loughton

Hospital trust to take over running of three GP practices

The Royal Wolverhampton Trust will take over the running of three GP practices from April as part of a pilot scheme to integrate primary and secondary care in the West Midlands city.

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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.


Winners of five Midlands commissioning support contracts named

COMMERCIAL: Seven West Midlands clinical commissioning groups have awarded commissioning support contracts to two providers in a deal worth £54m.

New Cross Hospital

Royal Wolverhampton appeals 'proportionality' of CQC inspection

REGULATION: A West Midlands acute trust is appealing against the ‘proportionality’ of its recent Care Quality Commission inspection, HSJ has been told.

New Cross Hospital

Wolverhampton trust drops foundation status bid

STRUCTURE: The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals Trust will no longer pursue a bid for foundation trust status, HSJ has been told.