NHS Sunderland CCG

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Hospital services centralised in North East shake-up

Commissioners in the North East have approved plans to shift a range of hospital based services from South Tyneside to 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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Exclusive: CCGs across region refuse to commission flu antivirals

Clinical leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnerships are defying public health guidelines and refusing to commission flu antivirals, HSJ can reveal.

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CCG given ultimatum to join regional committee

A clinical commissioning group has three months to decide if it will join the region’s strategic joint committee of CCGs.

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Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

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.

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Exclusive: Merger talks to create largest STP in the country

Health leaders are in discussions over merging three northern sustainability and transformation partnerships to create the largest in the country, HSJ can reveal.

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Acute services could switch provider in major overhaul

Hospital based stroke, maternity, gynaecology and paediatric services could be shifted from South Tyneside to Sunderland as part of a major overhaul in services.


Twelve CCGs propose joint decision making across three STPs

Commissioning leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnership footprints are considering creating a joint commissioning committee with delegated decision making powers.

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Exclusive: CCG planning for single £340m MCP contract

A leading vanguard project is planning to draw up a £340m contract to get a single provider to run its new care model by April 2018, HSJ can reveal.


Commissioners to take over leading CSU

A commissioning support unit is to be turned into a community interest company owned by its CCG customers, according to the region’s sustainability and transformation plan.

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PHE-led panel calls for target to increase preventative spend

Public sector leaders should set a target for ”radically” increasing preventative spending and create a dedicated investment pot for it, according to a commission chaired by the Public Health England chief executive.


Concerns new GP alliance will 'adversely affect' services

PRIMARY CARE: A GP has resigned following the procurement of a primary care contract that merges three Sunderland practices.


CCG to re-tender GP contracts after attracting no viable bids

PRIMARY CARE: Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group has been forced to tender a contract for GP services across three practices for a second time since January after the first attempt attracted no viable bids.

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CCG scrambles to find ‘emergency’ GP providers

COMMERCIAL: Commissioners in the North East are urgently searching for providers to take on three “emergency” GP surgery contracts from March, with the provision of primary care services for over 13,000 patients at risk.


CCG allocations: winners and losers revealed

Six clinical commissioning groups will see real terms cuts to their core budgets next year, according to financial allocations published by NHS England.

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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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Supplement: Make the most of non-executives and the independent sector

In this HSJ supplement, we look at the role of non-executives and why the NHS should enhance the role of the independent sector

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Trust borrows £3m to cover capital ‘slippage’

FINANCE: Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust plans is to loan £3m from the Department of Health’s independent trust finance facility to cover a shortage of funds for capital projects this year.