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    HSJ Local

    Revealed: Under pressure trust raises bar to admit patients

    2017-02-28T17:00:00Z

    Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust invokes “full capacity protocol” due to surge in ambulance arrivals Trust tells staff it must raise “acuity threshold” for emergency admissions A struggling trust has said it must to raise the “acuity threshold” for emergency admissions and discharge due to a

  • Surgery
    News

    CCGs claim rationing decision based on Right Care programme

    2017-02-08T07:00:00Z

    NHS England official advised CCGs prior to controversial rationing decision Three Worcestershire CCGs used NHS Right Care programme to identify opportunities to reduce spending on hip and knee replacement operations Right Care data should not be used to determine target for “right” number of

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
    News

    Troubled trust given two month deadline to fix safety concerns

    2017-01-31T17:42:00Z

    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust served with warning notice by CQC Trust has until 10 March to address patient safety concerns CQC raises concerns over trust’s A E waits and staffing A troubled West Midlands acute trust has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it has two months

  • Surgery
    News

    'No justification' for CCGs' rationing, says royal college

    2017-01-26T07:00:00Z

    Three West Midlands CCGs to decrease the eligibility threshold for patients requiring hip and knee replacements Changes would see a 12 per cent decrease in patients eligible for hip replacements and a 19 per cent decrease for knee replacements Royal College of Surgeons says there is “no clinical

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    HSJ Local

    Trust sought millions in compensation for 'horrendous' handover delays

    2017-01-23T07:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
    News

    NHS England agrees £29m acute reconfiguration plan

    2017-01-06T16:29:00Z

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

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
    HSJ Local

    A&E closures not ruled out in troubled STP patch

    2016-10-06T15:28:00Z

    “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

  • Ambulance
    News

    16 CCGs launch integrated NHS 111 and urgent care services

    2016-08-03T12:19:00Z

    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 Sixteen West

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    News

    Mapped: The financial health of every STP area

    2016-04-22T07:00:00Z

    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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    HSJ Local

    CCGs consider sweeping restrictions to plug £25m hole

    2016-03-18T14:35:00Z

    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

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    HSJ Local

    More bugs found in hospital's endoscopy unit

    2016-02-19T10:27:00Z

    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

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
    HSJ Local

    Worcestershire hospital reforms approved by trust and CCGs

    2016-02-05T10:43:00Z

    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.

  • A river in Worcester
    HSJ Local

    Worcestershire CCGs ink three year commissioning support deal

    2016-02-04T07:00:00Z

    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

  • Simon hairsnape
    HSJ Local

    Worcestershire chief to take over in Herefordshire

    2016-01-29T16:20:00Z

    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

  • GP
    News

    Primary care funding: the risers and fallers

    2016-01-12T12:31:00Z

    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 areas will see a large portion of their

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
    HSJ Local

    Special measures trust chair to step down

    2016-01-08T09:53:00Z

    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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    News

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

    2016-01-06T07:00:00Z

    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
    HSJ Local

    ‘Inadequate’ Worcestershire trust placed in special measures

    2015-12-02T00:01:00Z

    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

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    News

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

    2015-11-24T11:22:00Z

    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 difficult winter in

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
    HSJ Local

    CCG chair fears maternity closure may be permanent

    2015-11-10T14:23:00Z

    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