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.
The launch of an enhanced service across two counties has been delayed because of the coronavirus crisis.
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.
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.
The seven clinical commissioning groups in a sustainability and transformation partnership are to merge into three, despite initial reluctance from some local GPs.
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.
Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.
A clinical commissioning group has been lifted out of legal directions after more than two years.
Sussex’s seven clinical commissioning groups could merge into three, while a nearby CCG could potentially leave the area’s sustainability and transformation partnership.
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.
A sustainability and transformation partnership which has faced a turbulent few years has appointed new leadership.
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.
The eight clinical commissioning groups in Sussex and East Surrey have appointed a permanent single accountable officer.
Commissioners are to pump an extra £10m into ambulance services in the south east this financial year so national standards for responding to emergency calls can be met from the middle of 2019.
Stroke services in West Sussex could be reorganised – two years after plans were halted because of fears they would impact on other hospitals outside the county.
The chief officer of two clinical commissioning groups is leaving her job, after they were put under directions by NHS England.
Some of the most cash strapped clinical commissioning groups in the country have paid out hundreds of thousands of pounds for interim executives – despite a promised NHS England crackdown on their use, an HSJ investigation has revealed.
Patients could be at risk of opiate addiction while waiting for surgery under policies being considered by seven clinical commissioning groups, the British Orthopaedic Association has warned.
The chair of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust has been “prised away” from his role to lead two south coast trusts.