Devon CCG

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CQC threatens to suspend licence of ‘large scale’ GP provider

A major GP group in Plymouth covering tens of thousands of patients could have its licence removed after failing to make ‘substantial improvements’ ordered by the Care Quality Commission.

Solihull hospital

Only one urgent care centre reopens despite NHSE call to review closures

NHS England’s call for health systems to review the temporary closures of walk-in centres appears to have resulted in only one facility reopening.

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West Country Chronicle: Another troubling waiting list

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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Hospital to restart service three years after outsourcing it

An acute trust wants to restart an elective service at its facilities, three years after outsourcing much of that work to a private provider.

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West Country Chronicle: Inside the NHS’ last big integrated care contract

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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HSJ Awards 2020: System Led Support for Carers Award

WINNER: Devon County Council and Devon CCG – Together for Devon Carers Hospital Service

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STP lures system leader away from London

A  north east London system leader is moving out of the capital to run a health system in the West Country.

Northern Devon district hospital

Patient deaths linked to long-standing failings at trust’s maternity unit

A previously unpublished report has laid bare multiple failings in a remote trust’s maternity department.

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STP’s acute trusts split over major IT investment

Two of a sustainability and transformation partnership’s four acute trusts are yet to commit to rolling out a shared electronic record system, despite being asked to by NHS Improvement.

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Acute trust admits £20m financial plan miss

An acute trust has increased its forecast deficit by around £20m, amid a worsening of its county’s overall finances.

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‘Learned helplessness and crisis mentality’ prevalent in former ‘success regime’

Leaders in one of NHS England’s former “success regimes” have conceded a failure to build on progress made, as they “retrenched” back into their organisations.

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Spiralling child waiting list forces CCG to take action

Record numbers of children waiting to be assessed for autism in Devon have forced the local CCG to seek an additional provider to try and tackle the backlog of approximately 1,800.

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Two STPs launch joint acute services review

Two health economies will team up to reconfigure acute services which could result in shared services, separation of urgent and elective work, and staff sharing schemes.

Philippa Slinger

Improvement director takes up STP chief role

Devon sustainability and transformation partnership has appointed an improvement director who was overseeing three troubled Norfolk trusts as its lead chief executive

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The CCGs with the most procurement challenges revealed

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. This week by correspondent Nick Carding.

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Largest deficit CCG breaks even for first time ahead of merger

England’s most cash-strapped clinical commissioning group is set to break-even financially for the first time in its history.

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New fines for leaving patients waiting more than a year

NHS providers and commissioners will both face fines for each patient waiting more than a year for treatment, according to new plans.

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New Year honours for hospital bosses and NHS England staff

Hospital chief executives and senior NHS England staff were among those named in the New Year’s Honours list.

Sophia Christie

Former PCT chief leaves aspiring ICS area earlier than planned

The interim leader of a health economy hoping to secure “integrated care system” status has left her position earlier than planned, after the parties agreed they had reached a “natural point” for “early conclusion of the contract”.

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Fresh batch of CCG mergers approved

A new batch of clinical commissioning group mergers - involving six groups - have been conditionally approved by NHS England.