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HSJ Value Awards 2020: MSK Care Initiative of the Year

Ten million people in the UK suffer pain and/or disability from knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. Enabling Self-management & Coping with Arthritis Pain using Exercise, ESCAPE-pain, is a rehabilitation programme that combines education, self-management strategies and exercise.

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Exclusive: U-turn on mass expansion of covid care units as no funding available

Plans for a mass expansion of rehabilitation beds in new “Seacole centres” have been scrapped, with local leaders now told there is no capital funding to build them.

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CCG chief seconded to NHS England

The chief officer of the clinical commissioning group at the heart of a first-wave integrated care system is leaving to work for NHS England and Improvement.

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New CCG starts work with £62m deficit

A newly formed clinical commissioning group is starting work with a £62m deficit from last year.

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HSJ’s 10 most read integration and system change stories of 2019

As we come to the closing days of 2019, HSJ reveals its most read stories on integration and system change for the year.

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Four CCGs plan merger next year

Four clinical commissioning groups are consulting on plans to create a single organisation covering an integrated care system.

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Mapped: Sweeping CCG mergers planned for next year

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.

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Three organisations in STP leave special measures

Three organisations, which are part of a sustainability and transformation partnership once seen as one of the country’s most challenged, have left financial special measures.

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Four CCGs looking at 1 million population merger

Four Surrey clinical commissioning groups are considering a merger to create a single organisation covering more than a million people.

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Seven CCGs to merge into three under new proposals

Sussex’s seven clinical commissioning groups could merge into three, while a nearby CCG could potentially leave the area’s sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Senior responsible officer appointed at 'improving' STP

A sustainability and transformation partnership which has faced a turbulent few years has appointed new leadership.

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Single leader chosen for eight CCGs

The eight clinical commissioning groups in Sussex and East Surrey have appointed a permanent single accountable officer.

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CCGs taken out of legal directions

Three clinical commissioning groups have been released from legal directions relating to the quality of their leadership after a major management shake-up.

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CCGs considered refusing temporary patients

Three clinical commissioning groups considered rejecting temporary registrations in a move which the British Medical Association said would breach NHS regulations and potentially drive people towards accident and emergency.

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Financially distressed CCGs criticised for 'lack of grip'

Two clinical commissioning groups showed a “lack of grip” and “over optimism” about their financial position, while one of them was demoralised by a long standing investigation into an alleged conflict of interest, a governance review has revealed.

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Commissioners give struggling ambulance service £10m extra

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.

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Chief officer of struggling CCGs steps down

The chief officer of two clinical commissioning groups is leaving her job, after they were put under directions by NHS England.

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Tender process launched to find screening provider

Commissioners are relaunching a stalled effort to find a single provider for the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme in south London and parts of Surrey.

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Deputy appointed to trust chief executive role

The deputy chief executive of the Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust is stepping up to the top job.

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High paid interims at overspending organisations revealed

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.