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Financially-challenged CCG appoints new chief ahead of merger

Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin clinical commissioning groups have appointed a joint accountable officer ahead of their upcoming merger in 2020.

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Hancock gives controversial reconfiguration the green light

Matt Hancock has given a controversial A&E reconfiguration the green light following almost a decade of delays.

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Chair orders review of whistleblowing concerns

The chair of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has commissioned an independent review, following allegations the trust failed to properly investigate concerns around asbestos exposure.

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Revealed: Nearly half of CCGs planning mergers for 2020

Nearly half of clinical commissioning groups are proposing to merge next year in what would be the biggest cull of NHS organisations for more than a decade, HSJ can reveal.

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'Inadequate' trust's controversial hospital reconfiguration approved

Plans to reconfigure acute services in Shropshire, resulting in the downgrading of one A&E, have been given the green light by commissioners.

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'Flexible' pay cap helps trust avoid A&E closure

A trust has reversed its decision to close one of its accident and emergency departments overnight after being given flexibility over the pay cap for agency doctors.

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Revealed: Third of population overseen by 13 CCG leaders

Almost a third of England’s population is now overseen by 13 clinical commissioning group leaders, according to new analysis.

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Review of 1,400 patients after 'inappropriate' treatment concerns

Fears over the “inappropriate” treatment of children and young people with autism has prompted a review of 1,400 cases in a trust’s under pressure mental health service.

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Chief officer for West Midlands CCG to step down

The accountable officer for Shropshire clinical commissioning group has announced his intention to retire next March

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Revealed: One in 10 CCGs flout key NHS spending pledge

One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.

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CCGs drop children's mental health restriction after national 'advice'

Commissioners have backtracked on decisions not to accept out of area children who are in care of its under pressure mental health service.

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Revealed: More older people waiting in pain for urgent hip operations

More older patients are waiting too long in hospital before treatment for painful and crippling hip fractures, new data reveals, potentially undermining “compassion and dignity” for patients.

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Long delayed hospital reconfiguration gets green light

Commissioners in Shropshire have agreed to progress the long delayed reconfiguration of acute services across their sustainability and transformation footprint.

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CCGs move closer to controversial A&E reconfiguration

Commissioners in the West Midlands want to move to public consultation on the controversial reconfiguration of acute services in Shropshire, following months of delays.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Facilities and Estates Management

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Accountable officer for inadequate CCG named

A clinical commissioning group rated inadequate by NHS England has appointed a permanent accountable officer.

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MP criticises 'remote' Simon Stevens over hospital reconfiguration

A local MP has criticised Simon Stevens and NHS England for being “silent and detached” over the deadlock preventing hospital reconfiguration in Shropshire.

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Trust sought millions in compensation for 'horrendous' handover delays

An ambulance trust sought millions of pounds in compensation from commissioners for “horrendous” handover delays as part of 2017-18 contract negotiations, HSJ has learnt.

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Sandwiches withdrawn from trust with cash flow problems

An acute trust is seeking to delay up to £8m of payments due to cash flow problems, leading at least one supplier to withdraw its products.