Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by integration correspondent, Sharon Brennan.
A senior leader within the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West integrated care system has announced she will step down from her roles next year.
Three clinical commissioning groups in the Thames Valley are planning to merge into a single organisation covering their integrated care system.
A community ward at a Buckinghamshire hospital will close next month due to a shortage of nurses and therapists.
NHS England has confirmed a further year’s funding will be available for a major national programme amid doubts from local commissioners.
A single accountable officer has been appointed to two clinical commissioning groups in neighbouring counties.
NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.
Two hospital trusts in separate health economies are looking at the benefits of a “stronger working relationship and collaboration”.
The clinicial commissioning group for an “advanced” health system is expected to post a significant unplanned deficit in 2017-18.
An integrated care system early adopter has appointed an NHS England director to lead its transformation programme.
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.
Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has hired an interim chief executive and will not seek a permanent replacement for the outgoing accountable officer until next year.
A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.
NHS England has approved unprecedented changes to clinical commissioning groups across the country, consolidating 11 CCGs into four, HSJ can reveal.
Two Buckinghamshire clinical commissioning groups are expected to merge next year after seeking permission from NHS England.
East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst rated GP surgeries in the South, exclusive HSJ analysis has shown.
Four sustainability and transformation plan regions have failed to raise mental health spending as mandated by national leaders, HSJ can reveal.
Two clinical commissioning groups are aiming to merge within weeks, marking the end of a three year moratorium and potentially the beginning of a wave of consolidation.
Care UK has pulled out of a contract to provide NHS 111 and out of hours services across several clinical commissioning group areas six weeks after it was awarded, putting the intended launch date of the service at risk.
Clinical commissioning group mergers must create footprints that help deliver sustainability and transformation plans, and which are “future proofed” for the emergence of accountable care providers, under new NHS England guidance.