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Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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Trust led by ICS CEO locked in dispute with system commissioners

Commissioners in an integrated care system have issued a formal contract challenge to a provider led by the ICS interim chief executive.

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ICSs ‘may cease to exist’ after setting up strong provider groups

Integrated care systems may develop strong provider groups and afterwards choose for their role become ‘tiny’ or ‘cease to exist’, it has been suggested.

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Region aims to clear all two-year waiters by March

An NHS region is aiming to have no patients waiting more than two years on its waiting lists by the end of March.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative

Due to the significant challenges posed by the first wave of Covid-19, CCGs in North-West London (NWL) designed and piloted a ‘virtual-ward’ to enable better patient care, enhance clinical capacity and improve access for patients presenting with moderate Covid symptoms. The pilot sought to safely monitor patients in the community ...

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Joint leader for four trusts with £3bn income

The four acute trusts in north west London will appoint a joint chair, in the latest move towards greater collaboration between the system’s providers.

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High covid vaccine uptake in nearly all CCGs

There has been very high uptake of the covid vaccine among those aged 70 and over in nearly all parts of England, new figures from NHS England suggest.

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Improving the quality of the outpatient referral process

Some areas report that giving GPs improved ability to seek advice from specialists is in turn improving the outpatient referral process.

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HSJ’s most read technology stories of 2020

With 2020 down to its final days, it’s time to take a look back at HSJ’s most read technology stories of the year.

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What should the future of outpatient care look like?

A recent HSJ webinar supported by Vantage Health heard that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to creating a new model of outpatient care

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Region will have just five CCGs by April

The capital is set to have just five clinical commissioning groups by April, after hold-out GPs in one north west London CCG belatedly sanctioned the merger on their patch.

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Babylon claims unfair treatment after ‘unique’ funding bid rejected

Digital GP provider Babylon Health has hit out at what it says is unfair treatment and an NHS “system problem” which is blocking innovation, after commissioners rejected its latest bid for costs reimbursement.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative

Covering the populations of Cheshire East and Vale Royal (7,000 people accessing specialist mental health services), this redesign is centred on service users, providers and commissioners working together to transform services for people severely affected by mental health problems, to improve:

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‘Abysmal’ communication blamed for variations in self-isolation list

A rushed and confused process has resulted in huge variation in the national list of extremely vulnerable people advised to self-isolate from coronavirus, HSJ has found.

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Private provider takes CCGs to court over contract decision

Five clinical commissioning groups have been accused of acting unlawfully in their decision to award a contract for community diagnostic services to a new private provider last year.

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Babylon Birmingham expansion approved but Manchester plans blocked

Babylon GP at Hand was given the green light today to expand in Birmingham after a cap on the number of patients who can register to the service was lifted.

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Babylon GP at Hand announces Manchester expansion plans

Babylon GP at Hand has announced plans to expand its video consultation service to Manchester at the beginning of next year.

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Manager wrongly sacked amid theft row, tribunal heard

A GP unfairly dismissed her practice manager, a tribunal has found, after the manager and her mother gave themselves large unauthorised pay rises.

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NHS England sets playing field for digital GP providers

Digital-first GP providers will have to set up a clinic in most localities where they have patients, and will be denied entry to areas which already have enough doctors, under new rules adopted by NHS England.

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Revealed: The CCGs where cancer referral is slowest

One London borough has nearly double the national average rate on an indicator that general practice is missing the early signs of cancer.