Norfolk and Waveney commissioners have provided financial support to help two acute trusts agree control totals, in a deal they say shows progress in the challenged health economy.
Norfolk and Waveney’s five clinical commissioning groups will merge in April 2020 after NHS England and Improvement signed off the plan this month.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust will remain in special measures after Care Quality Commission inspectors said they found an “extremely concerning” lack of improvement.
Norfolk and Waveney’s five clinical commissioning groups have appointed a joint chief officer and finance officer across the hugely challenged health economy.
The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.
One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.
Local health chiefs have been told to significantly reduce their expectations for the number of GPs that will be hired through NHS England’s international recruitment programme.
Five clinical commissioning groups have significantly improved their ratings in the new assessment framework published by NHS England.
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
A fourth senior council figure has been appointed to lead one of the 44 sustainability and transformation plans.
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.
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PERFORMANCE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust has been appointed to ‘buddy’ Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, the first mental health trust to have been placed into special measures.
STRUCTURE: Work has begun on a new delivery suite at in the maternity unit at James Paget University Hospitals Trust
The first clinical commissioning groups to be given control of their the primary care budgets have said they will use their new powers to implement the NHS Five Year Forward View’s new models of care and scale up GP services, HSJ has learnt.
WORKFORCE: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s medical director is to step down from his role, the trust has confirmed to HSJ.
The winners of the 2014 HSJ Awards have been revealed at a ceremony in central London
Clinical commissioning groups in one area are on track to spend up to £10m more than expected
There is dwindling interest among commissioners in using “any qualified provider” to increase competition and patient choice, an HSJ investigation has found