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Dave west expert briefing

The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

Nottingham Treatment Centre

Revealed: Impact of private provider's 'hard exit' from contract

Patients will see their treatment delayed by a private provider’s “hard exit” from a major treatment centre after a clinical commissioning group chose not to extend its contract for a smoother transition, HSJ can reveal.

Nottingham Treatment Centre

Judge green-lights award of CCG's disputed £320m contract

A judge has ruled a clinical commissioning group can award a £320m contract to its local acute trust despite an ongoing dispute from a large private provider.

Nottingham Treatment Centre

CCG in legal battle with Circle over £320m contract

One of England’s largest private healthcare organisations is taking commissioners to court, arguing the poor state of an NHS trust’s finances renders it unfit to run a £320m contract.

Nottingham castle

Council will rejoin ICS subject to ‘privatisation’ veto

A city council which suspended involvement in its area’s integrated care system has said it will rejoin, subject to agreement it will be able to veto “proposals that may result in privatisation or outsourcing”.

Old man in bed, doctor using stehoscope

CCG accused of using 'flawed' test to cut spending on elderly

A clinical commissioning group has been accused of blocking potentially eligible patients from receiving continuing healthcare funding under a programme supported by NHS England.

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Early cancer diagnosis rates drop in several areas

The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.

Amanda_Sullivan

Nottinghamshire CCGs appoint accountable officer

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer, it has been announced.

Doctor at GP surgery

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.

Nottingham Treatment Centre

Exclusive: Circle challenge derails treatment centre procurement

A legal challenge by Circle Healthcare has derailed the procurement process for the Nottingham Treatment Centre, HSJ has learned.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Circle threatens legal action over £150m treatment centre procurement

Circle Health has pulled out of a bid to continue running services at the Nottingham Treatment Centre, and threatened clinical commissioning groups with legal action over their £150m three year procurement.

Sunderland

Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

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.

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Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis shows

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.

Nottingham

Four CCGs in ACS appoint single accountable officer

Four CCGs leading one England’s eight accountable care systems have appointed a single accountable officer, in move towards a single commissioning model.

Nottingham

STP teams up with Capita to set up accountable care system

A sustainability and transformation partnership in the East Midlands has recruited Capita to help with the creation of its accountable care system.

Saviour_Wendy

First accountable care system managing director revealed

An NHS England director has been appointed to the first managing director post of an “accountable care system”.

Nottingham

Single leader to be appointed across four CCGs in ACS area

A single leader will be appointed to drive health service commissioning across the greater Nottingham health economy, HSJ has learned.

older woman

Exclusive: Vanguard project cuts A&E admissions of over 65s

A Nottinghamshire vanguard has had nearly 30 per cent fewer A&E attendances for its care home residents in comparison to other parts of the country, HSJ can reveal.

Southend pier

GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East

In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.

Samantha Jones

Bringing together innovation and clinical governance

Easing pressure on hospital and GP services is central to the work of the New Care Models Programme, with the prevention of ill-health top of the list