NHS Frimley CCG – Page 2

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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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    Commissioners settle with Virgin following contract dispute


    A legal dispute between Virgin Care and six Surrey clinical commissioning groups has been resolved – with an apparent payment by the NHS to the company.

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    Private provider loses community services contract to NHS


    Virgin Care has lost its bid to hold on to community services in part of Surrey, with the local trust and GP federation chosen as preferred bidder for the Guildford and Waverley area.

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    Four CCGs share accountable officer after leadership reshuffle


    Maggie MacIsaac takes up role as accountable officer across four Hampshire CCGs Departing CCG chief to remain in charge of the county’s STP Appointment is first move towards establishing single leadership team Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single accountable officer as part of ...

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    First nine 'accountable care systems' revealed


    NHS England identifies the first nine likely “accountable care systems” NHS Improvement and NHS England to adopt “one stop shop” approach to regulation Developing accountable care organisations will “not be a focus of activity” for most places Individual organisations will not be allowed to hold up progress NHS ...

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    GP quality: The best and worst areas in the South


    Borders of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst CQC rated GP surgeries Almost a third of surgeries in South Reading require improvement or rated inadequate South East England an enclave for GP surgeries rated outstanding East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire ...

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    Thousands of disabled people forced to wait months for wheelchairs


    Between October and December, 21 per cent of children and 15 per cent of adults waited more than 19 weeks for wheelchairs to be delivered Waiting times of nine weeks-plus for wheelchair prescription and then delivery Longest waits for those with high or specialist needs for prescriptions ...

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    Frimley Health takes over Southern Health services


    CCG says the integrated workforce will “help support the vanguard accountable care system” Southern Health staff will become employees of Frimley Health from 1 January Southern Health says the financial impact “will not affect our ability to deliver other services effectively” A vanguard foundation trust ...

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    NHS management fraudster convicted for second time


    Conrad de Souza pleaded guilty to six counts of fraud at Croydon Crown Court yesterday He was jailed for 27 months in 2011 after lying about being a doctor at Lewisham PCT for nine years In 2013 and 2014 he applied for a number of jobs he ...

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    Exclusive: STP told its capital demand 'highly unlikely' to be met


    STP members told capital funds to transform services unlikely to be granted NHS England NHS Improvement regional directors tell leaders in Hampshire to be “significantly more conservative” The leaders of one sustainability and transformation plan have been told by NHS England and NHS Improvement it is ...

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    Exclusive: London STP considers cutting number of acute sites to three


    Southwest London STP considers cutting number of acute sites in its patch Draft plan proposes reconfiguration of cancer services on to single specialist centre STP looks to roll out primary care hubs and Sutton care home vanguard to whole of southwest London The draft sustainability ...

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    Hampshire GP leaders declare backing for Katrina Percy


    Three GP leaders of the Hampshire multispeciality community provider vanguard have formally backed Katrina Percy, the under-pressure chief executive of Southern Health Foundation Trust.

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    CCGs risk fines and unpaid tax bills for breaking pay rules


    CCGs risk unpaid tax bills and fines for breaching rules on off-payroll payments to governing body members CCGs move GPs to payroll before HMRC intervenes, which will increase the pay bill Commissioners cite lack of clarity over guidance Explainer: The rules for off-payroll payments Clinical commissioning groups could ...

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    Community services face shake-up as CCGs go solo


    RECONFIGURATION: Adult community services in Surrey face a shake-up next year with clinical commissioning groups choosing to work alone rather than commissioning across the county.

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    Francis adviser to lead inquiry into 'heart breaking' baby death


    Professor Peter Hutton will lead inquiry into care and treatment of Elizabeth Dixon National patient safety director says her parents deserve answers Health secretary Jeremy Hunt intervened after PHSO and NHS England declined to investigate An adviser to the Mid Staffs public inquiry will lead ...

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    Health on the back burner in southern devolution bid


    Complex integration left to later stage by Surrey, East and West Sussex

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    CQC hails merger trust for ‘most impressive’ ever transformation


    CQC says Wexham Park Hospital’s improvement under Frimley Health FT is “most impressive” it has seen Rating upgraded from “inadequate” to “good” Hospital was run by Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals FT until October 2014 The Care Quality Commission has praised the “remarkable” improvement in ...

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    Frimley chief calls for increase in NHS takeovers


    Sir Andrew Morris says “clinical leadership” key to successful acquisition of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Foundation Trust Says NHS still has “too many organisations on the provider and commissioning side” Frimley Health “not at the moment” looking at extending to a “hospital chain” The NHS ...

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    Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’


    Large scale GP provider groups operating in 82 per cent of England’s CCG areas There are 268 federations up and running, HSJ research suggests It is estimated that these organisations cover 41 million patients Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large ...

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    Roundtable: Jeremy Hunt's HSJ annual lecture debated


    CCG ratings dominated the headlines after Jeremy Hunt’s HSJ annual lecture – but experts who convened to discuss its implications were far more interested in his vision of powerful patients, reports Claire Read