Several senior staff at clinical commissioning groups have left with payments above the £160,000 cap as their redundancy payoffs are being topped off with payments in lieu.
CCGs in Derbyshire have backtracked on proposals to cut a mental health service for people with severe needs, following local public outcry.
A new batch of clinical commissioning group mergers - involving six groups - have been conditionally approved by NHS England.
A former clinical commissioning group accountable officer was formally reprimanded after he pressured a colleague to try to sway a contract tender in an ambulance trust’s favour, an employment tribunal has heard.
Children, pensioners and low income families may be at risk because an STP is ignoring government guidance on commissioning gluten free foods, a senior health leader has warned.
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.
Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.
The four clinical commissioning groups in Derbyshire are to begin recruitment for a single shared chief officer, and are planning to move to a ”single strategic commissioning organisation”.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
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LEADERSHIP: Monitor is investigating how a mental health trust is run after an employment tribunal found that a trust director was unfairly dismissed after being harassed by the former trust chair.
A third of clinical commissioning groups with control of their primary care budgets plan to fund member GP practices to get them to form federations, HSJ has found
WORKFORCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust is urging all its staff to join a credit union, HSJ has learned.
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PERFORMANCE: A plan drawn up by Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust to clear its elective treatment backlog has been labelled ‘not acceptable’ by both its local clinical commissioning group and Monitor.
PERFORMANCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust has scored highly for patient satisfaction in its first friends and family test responses since the survey was rolled out to community trusts in January.
FINANCE: Erewash CCG had overspent by more than £1m on acute contracts by the end of November – largely as a result of work by Derby Hospitals Foundation Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.