NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG – Page 3

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    HSJ Local

    Trust sought millions in compensation for 'horrendous' handover delays


    In 2017-18 contract negotiations West Midlands Ambulance Service requested compensation from CCGs for handover delays Trust and 22 CCGs entered mediation over the request for compensation Despite mediation the trust said it did not get the agreement it wanted An ambulance trust sought millions of ...

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    NHS England agrees £29m acute reconfiguration plan


    NHS England given approval in principle for £29m of capital spending to pay for the reconfiguration of acute services at Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust.

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    Primary care fund could be reduced by £300m, say commissioners


    CCG board papers say estates and technology transformation fund will be reduced to around £400m NHS England says CCG’s figures are inaccurate Bids for premises funding required to go through STP process Source warns the fund could be reduced to “balance the books” Commissioners ...

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
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    A&E closures not ruled out in troubled STP patch


    “Differing views” over which back office services in Hereford and Worcestershire footprint should be protected Dermatology services in Worcestershire deemed financially unsustainable Emergency department closures not ruled out Potential for shared pathology and pharmacy services between acute trusts The new health system for Hereford ...

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    16 CCGs launch integrated NHS 111 and urgent care services


    Sixteen West Midlands CCGs launch integrated NHS 111 and out of hours service Care UK to deliver NHS 111 services across the region Seven urgent care providers have formed an alliance agreement to integrate with 111 services Patients can access social care through new 111 service ...

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    Mapped: The financial health of every STP area


    Some of the 44 new health systems for England could be in such deep financial trouble that they will struggle to plan their way out of deficit, according to policy experts.

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    CCGs consider sweeping restrictions to plug £25m hole


    Redditch and Bromsgrove, South Worcestershire and Wyre Forest CCGs seek feedback on service cuts Proposals include restricting access to hearing aids, sterilisation and treatments for patients with “unhealthy lifestyles” CCGs say savings needed to fill £25m funding gap next year FINANCE: A group of clinical ...

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    More bugs found in hospital's endoscopy unit


    Bacteria found in rinse water from endoscope decontamination machines, which were identified by the trust as “overdue for replacement” Procedures were temporarily shifted to different hospital while equipment was cleaned Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust says no patients have been infected PATIENT SAFETY: More bacteria has ...

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
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    Worcestershire hospital reforms approved by trust and CCGs


    STRUCTURE: A long running West Midlands reconfiguration has moved a step closer to being implemented after proposals were backed by the affected trust and its main commissioners.

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    Worcestershire CCGs ink three year commissioning support deal


    Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit wins contract to provide services to Worcestershire’s CCGs Three year contract worth £5.6m Tender awarded through NHS England’s lead provider framework COMMERCIAL: Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit has been named as the preferred provider of support services to ...

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    Worcestershire chief to take over in Herefordshire


    Chief officer of two Worcestershire CCGs is seconded to lead Herefordshire CCG for two years Latest in a series of management changes in Worcestershire Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG has been placed into turnaround by NHS England WORKFORCE: Two Worcestershire clinical commissioning groups have been left ...

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    Trust remains in special measures after 15 months


    Wye Valley Trust must remain in special measures, CQC says Acute and community provider was put in the regime in October 2014 Regulator says significant concerns must be addressed as “matter of urgency” PERFORMANCE: An acute trust that was placed in special measures in October ...

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    Primary care funding: the risers and fallers


    Four CCG areas will see primary care fund increase by more than 10 per cent Islington to get the largest increase next year Forty areas will see real terms cuts to their primary care budgets in 2017-18 Explore the data Four clinical commissioning group ...

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
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    Special measures trust chair to step down


    Harry Turner to step down as chair of troubled Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust Decision to leave prompted by wish to see “long term” stability for special measures provider Mr Turner oversaw controversial reconfiguration plans of services between trust sites WORKFORCE: The chair of a West ...

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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 ...

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
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    ‘Inadequate’ Worcestershire trust placed in special measures


    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust in special measures after CQC rates it “inadequate” “Urgent” improvements needed in staffing levels, governance, investigation of clinical incidents and culture Reliance on locum staff renders some services “fragile” PERFORMANCE: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust has been placed in special measures.

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    Lack of winter cash 'will mean more A&E diverts'


    Three-quarters of trusts tell HSJ they are receiving less winter cash than last year Fourteen trusts say funds are insufficient to meet staffing plans Chief executive warns A Es will need to divert patients to other hospitals Hospital chiefs have warned they face the “most ...

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    West Midlands CCG enters financial recovery


    Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG initiates financial recovery process Commissioner fears it will not meet planned 1 per cent year-end surplus Normal 0 false ...

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    CCG efficiency targets rise sharply as financial squeeze spreads


    CCG QIPP targets up by more than 25 per cent in a year Efficiency requirement shows financial squeeze is spreading beyond provider sector Highest QIPP targets linked to CCGs in deficit Many plans still relying on A E activity reduction Clinical commissioning groups’ efficiency ...

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
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    CCG chair fears maternity closure may be permanent


    CCG chair has “very significant concern” suspension of maternity services at Alexandra Hospital could become permanent Jonathan Wells has written to arm’s length bodies requesting “external support” to reverse closure Removal of inpatient maternity services from Alexandra Hospital a key component of provider’s reconfiguration plans ...