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    Revealed: Trusts in mix for millions in digital funding


    Fourteen mental health trusts in contention for digital funding Six trusts will receive £5m each Announcement on more acute trust digital exemplars and an area-wide exemplar also expected soon Fourteen mental health trusts are vying to secure up to £5m of central funding as part ...

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    HSJ Local

    Fraudsters forced to pay £650k in compensation after conning trust


    Four Basildon technicians ordered by court to pay for 14,000 hours fraudulently claimed The senior operating technicians used private firm to con NHS out of over half a million pounds Final ruling follows case which has gone on for years Ringleader derided ‘Bas Vegas’ trust ‘like ...

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    National officials 'ensuring' STPs plan 'right skilled' staffing


    NHS England “ensuring” an STP “will put in place the right skilled workforce” Draft STP plan proposed savings through “reduction of nursing grade input” NHS England has told HSJ it is working with a sustainability and transformation plan on ”ensuring they will put in place the ...

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    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: Trusts and GPs to create 'ACO'


    Oxford University Hospital and Oxford Health Foundation to create not for profit organisation with GP federation The partners must agree contractual and organisational model by next week to enable some joint commissioning for 2017-18 Oxfordshire CCG will devolve all but its statutory accountabilities to the new organisation ...

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    Region plans shake-up of nursing skill mix to save millions


    Changes in workforce skill mix with more support workers and reduced registered nursing input to deliver £34.2m savings National regulators will sit on Buckingham, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West STP board to ensure finance and quality targets are met Potential future restrictions on treatments as STP aims to ...

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    Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust


    Each trust placed in one of four categories based on the level of support they require from NHS Improvement Trusts will be formally categorised next month as part of the regulator’s new “single oversight framework” Thirty-five out of 238 trusts will have “maximum autonomy” See every ...

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    HSJ Local

    Trust to receive millions as mental health research centre


    Oxford Health FT and Oxford University named second mental health biomedical research centre Announcement part of £816m investment in medical research by DH Cash will be split between 20 research centres with Oxford set to receive £12.8m A foundation trust has been named the country’s ...

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    HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled


    We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

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    Katrina Percy resigns as Southern Health chief executive


    Katrina Percy resigns as chief executive of Southern Health Foundation Trust Ms Percy said “ongoing personal media attention” following the publication of the Mazars report had made her role “untenable” Julie Dawes, director of nursing and quality, to take over as interim chief executive Katrina ...

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    Expert Briefing

    What's new in care models: Catching penguins - preparing for life after the vanguard


    Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View. By integration reporter David Williams.

  • Oxford

    CCG plans major procurement after providers fail to integrate services


    CCG plans major procurement after providers fail to agree on how to integrate care Community provider moves towards setting up MCP with GP federations CCG has £17m shortfall in the year to date Community trust says acute provider wanted to “take operational control of all services” ...

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    HSJ Local

    Mental health trusts lay out plans for new commissioning powers


    Oxford and Thames Valley outlines new care model for low and medium secure adult mental health services Consortium aims to take control of £80m-90m budget from NHS England to run services across five STP and 23 CCG areas Slice of £1.8m NHS England pilot investment to be ...

  • London

    Six areas take on new mental health commissioning powers


    Six areas chosen to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services Providers were invited to submit bids to NHS England by the middle of June A key aim of the pilot is to reduce the number of patients going to out of area beds ...

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    Expert Briefing

    Deep South: Smart's verdict on Southern Health


    Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

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    HSJ Local

    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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    HSJ Local

    Southern Health to be split up but chief executive stays on


    Southern Health Foundation Trust’s learning disability services in Oxfordshire to transfer to Oxford Health Foundation Trust Interim chair Tim Smart says “other changes will occur” at troubled trust Chief executive Katrina Percy will stay on but her focus will switch from operational matters to strategy ...

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    Trusts ask Monitor for tariff hike


    Monitor has received 16 requests for tariff hikes since April 2014 Morecambe Bay has secured modified prices which should result in extra £25m per year Worcestershire Acute Trust withdrew application for “further engagement” with commissioners At least eight NHS trusts have sought to boost their ...

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    HSJ Local

    Oxfordshire's £175m mental health deal finally agreed


    COMMERCIAL: Oxfordshire leaders have agreed the terms of a £175m outcomes based contract encompassing most adult mental health services in the county.

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    Value in Healthcare Awards: Value and Improvement in Mental Health


    Finalists NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust: Coming Home - Mental Health Repatriation Project – winner Bolton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service – Raising the Voice of CAMHS Services Users Ieso Digital Health North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust: Community Triage ...

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    HSJ Local

    Controversial £175m Oxfordshire outcomes based contract delayed


    COMMERCIAL: A major outcomes based contract for adult mental health services in Oxfordshire, which was first mooted more than two years ago, has been delayed because the local provider and commissioner have still not agreed the scope of the deal.