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  • Ross on Wye Herefordshire

    Four CCGs to merge by next year


    Four clinical commissioning groups in the West Midlands are planning to merge by April next year.

  • Lizard Cornwall

    Coroner report sparks concern over lack of ADHD services


    Experts have warned commissioners are being “short-sighted” in their lack of support for adults with ADHD, with many areas failing to provide a diagnosis service.

  • Blackpool

    CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers


    New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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    CCGs fear patients will stockpile drugs ahead of Brexit


    Multiple clinical commissioning groups have raised concerns that patients will start stockpiling medicines and costs will rise if a Brexit deal is not confirmed soon.

  • Wheelchair on pavement

    'Alarming' figures show thousands still waiting too long for wheelchairs


    Thousands of disabled children who need a wheelchair are still being forced to wait more than four months from the time of their referral to the equipment being delivered, an exclusive HSJ  analysis of official data has revealed.

  • Simon Trickett
    HSJ Local

    STP commissioners appoint single leader


    A single accountable officer will lead all four clinical commissioning groups across a West Midlands sustainability and transformation partnership.

  • Worcester cathedral
    HSJ Local

    Trust selected as accountable care 'integrator' for county


    Worcestershire commissioners have chosen a community and mental health trust to be an “integrator” for accountable care across the county.

  • Charles Waddicor

    Former PCT chief appointed to chair STP


    The Worcestershire and Herefordshire sustainability and transformation partnership has appointed veteran NHS manager Charles Waddicor as its independent chair.

  • Wyre forest
    HSJ Local

    Three CCGs move towards merger


    Three West Midlands clinical commissioning groups will will hold their governing body meetings and share the majority of their members ahead of a possible merger in 2019.

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    HSJ Local

    CCG trio appoints joint accountable officer


    Three West Midlands clinical commissioning groups have appointed their first joint accountable officer – a year after they merged their leadership team.

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    HSJ Local

    Three CCGs to appoint joint accountable officer


    Three clinical commissioning groups in the West Midlands are set to appoint a single accountable officer, HSJ has learned.

  • Surgery

    CCGs claim rationing decision based on Right Care programme


    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 medical procedures, says ...

  • Surgery

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


    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 ...

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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 ...

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust

    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.

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
    HSJ Local

    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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    HSJ Local

    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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    HSJ Local

    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
    HSJ Local

    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.

  • A river in Worcester
    HSJ Local

    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 ...