Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

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Community services – the glue in the system

Georgia Butterworth argues that we need to recognise and build on the massive untapped opportunities presented by strengthening community services


Trust sells two sites to housing quango in £20m deal

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust has completed a £20m sale of two of its sites to a housing quango, which plans to build 326 new homes on the land.

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Controversial ‘CareBnB’ firm returns to launch new trial

The company developing a controversial “Airbnb for social care” model allowing homeowners to rent spare rooms to recuperating hospital patients is bidding to launch a new trial in Cambridge.

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Exclusive: NHS England abandoned 'forward view' for community services

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 revealed at NHS-private pathology venture

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.


CCG rows back on service closures following local backlash

Three Cambridgeshire minor injuries units threatened with closure could be reprieved and even expanded, following public outcry about the potential service downgrades.


CCG may be ordered to break into reserves as finances deteriorate

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.

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MPs: Services 'likely to suffer' after UnitingCare contract collapse

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.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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CCG and advisers accuse each other over £750m contract collapse

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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What's new in care models: Vanguard seeks Far East joint venture partner

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View


Trust chiefs deny 'low-balling' bid before major contract collapse

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.

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New rules to follow £750m contract debacle and Brexit

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.


Analysis: The biggest providers of specialised services

Barts Health Trust had the largest increase in its specialised services income in the country last year, according to HSJ analysis.

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High performing trust bosses asked to 'peer review' others

Regulators have asked chief executives and chairs at “high performing” trusts to take part in reviews of other NHS providers.

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Most challenged STP footprint gets extra support

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.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.


Send patients to other trusts to avoid IT rollout 'turmoil', says tech chief

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.

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Monitor 'pushing hard for Hinchingbrooke merger by April 2017'

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.

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Join up scrutiny to avoid another UnitingCare, says CCG lead

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.