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STP rows back on ‘no longer credible’ bed cuts

Plans to cut more than 500 beds from Derbyshire have been abandoned after NHS leaders admitted such measures were “no longer credible”.


Revealed: Additional payments push senior payoffs above NHS limit

Several senior staff at clinical commissioning groups have left with payments above the £160,000 cap as their redundancy payoffs are being topped off with payments in lieu.


Commissioners backtrack on service cut after public outcry

CCGs in Derbyshire have backtracked on proposals to cut a mental health service for people with severe needs, following local public outcry.


Fresh batch of CCG mergers approved

A new batch of clinical commissioning group mergers - involving six groups - have been conditionally approved by NHS England.

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CCG's service cuts leave patients with 'nowhere else'

A clinical commissioning group’s proposal to cut a service for severe mental health needs will leave patients with “nowhere else” to go, a union has warned.

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Revealed: Babylon’s national expansion push

Digital health company Babylon Healthcare has contacted more than a dozen clinical commissioning groups as it pushes for expansion across the country, including extending its NHS GP partnership to two new cities.

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Former CCG chief was disciplined for trying to sway contract tender

A former clinical commissioning group accountable officer was formally reprimanded after he pressured a colleague to try to sway a contract tender in an ambulance trust’s favour, an employment tribunal has heard.

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CCG forced to change GP plans after NHS England director intervenes in row

NHS England’s primary care director has intervened in local dispute over the provision of extended GP opening hours in Derbyshire.

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Children ‘at risk’ as STP ignores guidance on gluten free foods

Children, pensioners and low income families may be at risk because an STP is ignoring government guidance on commissioning gluten free foods, a senior health leader has warned.


NHS England 'unethical' to propose withdrawing life changing drug

NHS England has been accused of being “totally unethical” after proposing to stop paying for a thyroid drug that is the “difference between living properly and not doing so” for patients.

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Leadership Q&A: Derbyshire CCGs

NHS England’s Oliver Newbould explains why Derbyshire’s four CCGs have taken the decision to implement a joint executive team and he shares his views on the initial appointment of an accountable officer.


Four CCGs to hire joint chief then create 'single organisation'

The four clinical commissioning groups in Derbyshire are to begin recruitment for a single shared chief officer, and are planning to move to a ”single strategic commissioning organisation”.


Foundation trusts reveal merger plan

Two foundation trusts in the East Midlands have announced plans to merge and create a single organisation.

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Midlands trusts set out on path to possible merger

STRUCTURE: Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has put on hold a decision to appoint a permanent chief executive amid the possibility it could merge or be taken over by Derbyshire Community Health Services FT.

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Trust's directors face 'fit and proper' test after harassment case

Regulators have taken action against an NHS trust at the centre of a sexual harassment case that saw a former director awarded £800,000 by an employment tribunal.

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Largest GP federation becomes social enterprise

COMMERCIAL: The country’s largest GP federation has changed its constitution to become a community interest company.

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New chief executive for Derby FT named

APPOINTMENT: Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Gavin Boyle as its new chief executive.

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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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CQC criticised for errors leading to trust's £200k 'fit and proper person' bill

Serious concerns have been raised about the Care Quality Commission’s handling of fit and proper person regulations after a complaint against a chief executive left one trust facing a bill of £200,000 for an independent investigation, HSJ can reveal.

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Updated: Burton Hospitals leaves special measures

PERFORMANCE: Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has been removed from regulatory special measures.