Three clinical commissioning groups in the West Midlands are planning to merge, forming a single commissioner across the sustainability and transformation partnership.
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.
Thirteen clinical commissioning groups have performed a U-turn on “de-humanising” funding policies, after being threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to 13 clinical commissioning groups threatening legal action over “discriminatory” funding policies for people with serious long term health conditions.
Two incumbent community providers have been named as the lead contractors for a new £57m out of hospital services model proposed for Coventry and Warwickshire.
Strokes services in Coventry and Warwickshire could be centralised under a plan that will see two hospitals lose all their acute stroke beds.
Warwickshire North and Coventry and Rugby clinical commissioning groups have announced the make-up of their shared executive team, following directions from NHS England last year.
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.
A struggling clinical commissioning group in Yorkshire, put in “financial special measures” last week, has appointed a new accountable officer.
“Single commissioning leadership structures” will be introduced in two parts of the country by NHS England as part of a new “financial special measures regime” for clinical commissioning groups.
NHS Improvement and NHS England have launched a new financial special measures regime for trusts and clinical commissioning groups which are not meeting their performance commitments.
A clinical commissioning group has abandoned its high profile competitive tender for community services in favour of a joint programme with two neighbouring commissioners.
FINANCE: Leaders of a West Midlands clinical commissioning group have estimated that a pilot scheme designed to cut medicines waste will save them up to £8m a year.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
Hospital chiefs have warned they face the “most difficult winter in recent memory” after cuts to their resilience funding.
PRIMARY CARE: GPs across Coventry have written to patients telling them that general practice is ‘in crisis’ due to a reduction in government funding as a proportion of the total NHS budget.
FINANCE: University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire Trust reported an in-year deficit of £13m in August, according to board documents.
Norman Lamb will chair a commission looking at the links between poor mental health, public services and the economy, set up by local authorities in the West Midlands, they have confirmed to HSJ.
The chief executive of a North West community trust is to take on the top job at a West Midlands mental health provider.
A leaked NHS England study has revealed a significant relationship between the number of nurses on duty in hospitals and 40 indicators of patient care and outcomes.