Steve How and Sue Thomas, of Wilmington Healthcare, explore how pharma should engage with CCGs on prescribing saving targets
An independent review has recommended Jeremy Hunt knocks back an NHS decision to downgrade a general hospital’s maternity services.
Patients in Oxfordshire “did not always receive safe discharges home”, a report by the Care Quality Commission has revealed.
A major teaching trust has warned it may “not receive enough money” from its commissioner to stop its patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for treatment in 2018-19.
Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.
Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has hired an interim chief executive and will not seek a permanent replacement for the outgoing accountable officer until next year.
Clinical commissioning groups are facing “significant financial risk” this financial year due to supply issues pushing up the prices they have to pay for generic drugs.
A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.
An investigation into the deaths of people with learning disabilities has revealed they were “less likely” to have mistakes in their care “picked up”.
A new legal hearing has been granted into the proposed downgrade of an Oxfordshire hospital.
Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has approved controversial plans to downgrade maternity and intensive care units at the Horton General Hospital – despite Jeremy Hunt considering appeals against the plans.
The two senior leaders of one of the largest clinical commissioning groups are leaving the roles, they have announced.
Four sustainability and transformation plan regions have failed to raise mental health spending as mandated by national leaders, HSJ can reveal.
The ongoing controversial decision to downgrade the maternity unit at Oxfordshire’s Horton General Hospital has been referred to Jeremy Hunt.
Care UK has pulled out of a contract to provide NHS 111 and out of hours services across several clinical commissioning group areas six weeks after it was awarded, putting the intended launch date of the service at risk.
NHS England has told HSJ it is working with a sustainability and transformation plan on ”ensuring they will put in place the right skilled workforce to ensure high quality care”.
Two Oxfordshire trusts are planning to create a not for profit organisation with local GPs to deliver all primary, community and acute physical health services currently commissioned by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Workforce costs in a south of England region will be cut by more than £30m through changes to the nursing skill mix including greater use of “generic support workers”, according to a newly published STP document.
A new commissioning executive is to be formed to overcome the “significant challenge” of commissioning across a sustainability and transformation plan footprint in the East of England, and will take powers from seven clinical commissioning groups.
GPs in Oxfordshire have said “national political decisions” and confusion around GP access fund rules has delayed plans to extend opening hours, and have called the situation “demoralising” and “frustrating”.