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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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Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis

Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.

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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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Last minute talks save first of its kind joint venture

A last-ditch agreement has stopped a pioneering joint venture between a GP federation and an acute trust from falling apart.

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Trust takes action after slump in stroke performance

A hospital trust has increased its number of stroke beds after only 40 per cent of patients were admitted to a specialist unit within four hours.

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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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Revealed: Millions of patients denied access to extended GP hours

More than five million patients have no access to extended GP opening hours with new NHS England data showing those CCGs which are furthest away from meeting national deadline.

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Commissioners settle with Virgin following contract dispute

A legal dispute between Virgin Care and six Surrey clinical commissioning groups has been resolved – with an apparent payment by the NHS to the company.

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Private provider loses community services contract to NHS

Virgin Care has lost its bid to hold on to community services in part of Surrey, with the local trust and GP federation chosen as preferred bidder for the Guildford and Waverley area.

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Major new NHS devolution deal revealed

A health and social care devolution style deal is being put in place in Surrey, it has been announced – the second after Greater Manchester.

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CCG reports £7m deterioration in final months of financial year

A clinical commissioning group in Surrey has reported a deterioration of £7.4m in the final three months of 2016-17.

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Three CCGs in 'devolution' STP appoint shared chief officer

A single chief officer has been appointed across the three clinical commissioning groups in the Surrey Heartlands sustainability and transformation partnership.

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GP quality: The best and worst areas in the South

East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst rated GP surgeries in the South, exclusive HSJ analysis has shown.

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Virgin Care starts legal proceedings against NHS

A private provider has launched legal proceedings against eight NHS commissioners after losing a bid for a £82m children’s community services contract.

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

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Private provider beats trusts and GP federation to community contract

COMMERICAL: Virgin Care has been named preferred provider to provide adult community services in the south of England as part of an alliance contract, ahead of a bid from local trusts and a GP federation.

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Community services face shake-up as CCGs go solo

RECONFIGURATION: Adult community services in Surrey face a shake-up next year with clinical commissioning groups choosing to work alone rather than commissioning across the county.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

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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Newcastle upon Tyne trust scoops three HSJ Awards

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has scooped three prizes at the HSJ Awards 2015.

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CCG efficiency targets rise sharply as financial squeeze spreads

Clinical commissioning groups’ efficiency targets have risen by over a quarter this year in a sign that the financial strain on the health service is moving beyond the provider sector.