Devon CCG

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West Country Chronicle: Scandal-hit trusts show signs of progress

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Derriford hospital

ICS set to miss July two-year waiters target by 860 patients

One of England’s most challenged integrated care systems is set to miss by more than 800 patients the government’s target of eliminating two-year elective waits by July.

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Patients asked to travel 200 miles in push to cut elective waits

Long waiting times at Devon’s acute hospitals have forced commissioners to offer patients treatment 200 miles away in London in a bid to reduce the elective backlog.

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Trusts scrap long-awaited merger

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West Country Chronicle: Trusts set ‘enablers’ for merger

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West Country Chronicle: ‘Chicken and egg situation’ at trust’s ED

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Derriford hospital

ICS told to increase help for trust that treated patients on the floor

A troubled integrated care system has been told it must provide more help to a severely under-pressure acute trust where patients were treated on the floor and in a storeroom.

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West Country Chronicle: ICSs go for continuity candidates

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CQC threatens to suspend licence of ‘large scale’ GP provider

A major GP group in Plymouth covering tens of thousands of patients could have its licence removed after failing to make ‘substantial improvements’ ordered by the Care Quality Commission.

Solihull hospital

Only one urgent care centre reopens despite NHSE call to review closures

NHS England’s call for health systems to review the temporary closures of walk-in centres appears to have resulted in only one facility reopening.

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West Country Chronicle: Another troubling waiting list

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University Hospitals Plymouth Trust

Hospital to restart service three years after outsourcing it

An acute trust wants to restart an elective service at its facilities, three years after outsourcing much of that work to a private provider.

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West Country Chronicle: Inside the NHS’ last big integrated care contract

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HSJ Awards 2020: System Led Support for Carers Award

WINNER: Devon County Council and Devon CCG – Together for Devon Carers Hospital Service

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STP lures system leader away from London

A  north east London system leader is moving out of the capital to run a health system in the West Country.

Northern Devon district hospital

Patient deaths linked to long-standing failings at trust’s maternity unit

A previously unpublished report has laid bare multiple failings in a remote trust’s maternity department.

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STP’s acute trusts split over major IT investment

Two of a sustainability and transformation partnership’s four acute trusts are yet to commit to rolling out a shared electronic record system, despite being asked to by NHS Improvement.

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Acute trust admits £20m financial plan miss

An acute trust has increased its forecast deficit by around £20m, amid a worsening of its county’s overall finances.

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‘Learned helplessness and crisis mentality’ prevalent in former ‘success regime’

Leaders in one of NHS England’s former “success regimes” have conceded a failure to build on progress made, as they “retrenched” back into their organisations.

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Spiralling child waiting list forces CCG to take action

Record numbers of children waiting to be assessed for autism in Devon have forced the local CCG to seek an additional provider to try and tackle the backlog of approximately 1,800.