HSJ’s map shows the 86 clinical commissioning groups proposing mergers in 2020, in what looks set to be the largest NHS consolidation for more than a decade.
New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.
A clinical commissioning group has started the procurement process for an organisation to run Corby urgent care centre for another three years.
A High Court judge has thrown out plans by a CCG to replace a walk-in urgent care centre with an appointment only primary care hub.
A review of the Northamptonshire health economy found several examples of patients being harmed by poor hospital discharge processes, as well as a “lack of trust” between organisations that was hampering progress towards system integration.
A struggling sustainability and transformation partnership has created a list of “helpful” and “unhelpful” behaviours for its board members and plans to hold a “reconciliation event” for system leaders.
There is dramatic variation across England in the rate of people with serious long-term conditions being approved to receive NHS-funded care at home.
Northamptonshire is at risk of losing £15m of joint health and social care funding because of a failure to sign a contract and meet mandated NHS England targets.
GPs in the East Midlands have rejected their commissioner’s bid to take on the primary care budget for its region.
There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.
Northamptonshire’s two clinical commissioning groups now share a single accountable officer.
A CCG must pay an unexpected bill likely to run to millions of pounds, after a legal judgement that it had been wrongly undercutting tariff rates to an independent provider for three years.
The leader of one of the most poorly rated STPs is expected to step down and be replaced.
A GP consortium is threatening to close its urgent care centre this week, arguing that its local commissioners are acting “unlawfully” in refusing to pay it the NHS national tariff rate for its work.
A Midlands trust has signed one of the most advanced formal partnerships with a GP federation in a move to become a multispecialty community provider.
Four sustainability and transformation plan regions have failed to raise mental health spending as mandated by national leaders, HSJ can reveal.
Service redesign under the Northamptonshire sustainability and transformation plan may go so far that it will “make little sense to continue with separate organisational processes”.
Acute services at Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust and Northampton General Hospital Trust are to be merged as part of sustainability and transformation plans, HSJ can reveal.
PERFORMANCE: A review into the unexpected deaths of 18 mental health patients at an East Midlands trust has found “consistent failings” in the way staff carried out risk assessments when investigating the deaths.
FINANCE: A consortium of seven East Midlands acute trusts has been awarded £960,000 to support its work as a vanguard site developing a new model for radiology services.