NHS England has abandoned plans to create a “forward view” for community services, despite arguing that sustainability and transformation partnerships need one to achieve their full potential, HSJ has learned.
Errors at a north London pathology laboratory saw blood samples mislabelled and patients had to give second samples after delays in getting test results, a document released under the Freedom of Information Act reveals.
Three Cambridgeshire minor injuries units threatened with closure could be reprieved and even expanded, following public outcry about the potential service downgrades.
The financial position of one of the NHS’s largest clinical commissioning groups has deteriorated sharply, prompting its control total to be revised from a £3m deficit to a £17.4m deficit for 2016-17.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has been told by MPs to “come clean” about the potential damage to services caused by the collapse of a £750m contract.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
A review of the £750m UnitingCare Partnership contract debacle has laid bare the disjointed process undertaken by Cambridgeshire commissioners and its advisers, and the rows over who was to blame.
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NHS trusts involved in the UnitingCare debacle have denied making a deliberately unrealistic, low bid to win the £750m contract, amid an escalating row with another provider about why the deal had collapsed.
System leaders are drawing up new rules for NHS bodies tendering large contracts in response to the disastrous collapse of a £750m deal last year, Simon Stevens has told MPs.
Barts Health Trust had the largest increase in its specialised services income in the country last year, according to HSJ analysis.
Regulators have asked chief executives and chairs at “high performing” trusts to take part in reviews of other NHS providers.
The leader of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough sustainability and transformation plan is to step down in the coming weeks, with national regulators understood to be giving additional management oversight and support.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
TECHNOLOGY: Trusts implementing large IT projects should be able to send patients to nearby hospitals to ease pressure during the “go live” period, a senior chief clinical information officer has argued.
Monitor is “pushing hard” for Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust to acquire nearby Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust by April 2017, HSJ has been told.
REGULATION: The accountable officer at the commissioner which oversaw the collapsed £725m UnitingCare contract has urged NHS England and NHS Improvement to join up their scrutiny processes to avoid another similar failure.
Local NHS organisations have been warned against building their sustainability and transformation plans around “trendy” new organisational reconfigurations by the head of the new provider regulator.
NHS England has raised “grave concerns” and demanded action on the financial position of the clinical commissioning group reeling from the collapse of the £800m UnitingCare Partnership contract, HSJ has learned.
LEADERSHIP: The chief clinical officer of the clinical commissioning group under pressure following the collapse of one of the NHS’s largest ever contracts has stepped down.