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  • Yeovil District Hospital

    Exclusive: Five more GP practices to join hospital trust


    An acute trust leading a new care model vanguard is set to take on the running of five further GP practices this year.

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    Deadline for full GP extended hours brought forward


    National officials have brought forward the date that all parts of the country will deliver extended GP access hours, after exceeding the target for 2017-18.

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    Exclusive: 'Avoidable harm' caused by a failure to join up health and social care


    The Care Quality Commission has “found examples of avoidable and unintentional harm” created by a fragmented health and care system.

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    HSJ Local

    GPs accuse their CCG of 'bias' in service closure row


    GPs call on commissioners to halt plans to close minor injuries units GPs have written to NHS England to claim their clinical commissioning group was subject to “misinformation and bias” over plans to close minor injuries units.

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    HSJ Local

    Provider alliance plans expansion as budget triples


    Plans to increase shared budget from £3.7m to £12.3m have been agreed Alliance is in talks with Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust Alliance wants to set up a centre of excellence for stroke at a cost of £1.8m A pioneering ...

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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 ...

  • News

    London CCGs award urgent primary care contract


    Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth CCGs launch integrated urgent care service Six south west London clinical commissioning groups have awarded an integrated urgent care contract - combining NHS 111 and out of hours services across several boroughs - to South London Doctors

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    HSJ Local

    CCG’s drug ordering scheme will save ‘£8m a year’


    Coventry and Rugby CCG’s “prescription ordering direct” pilot will save £8m a year, it says NHS Business Services Authority interested in scheme’s cost saving potential Similar scheme adopted by Sheffield CCG and talks underway in Dudley FINANCE: Leaders of a West Midlands clinical commissioning

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    HSJ Local

    111 provider told to improve just weeks into five year contract


    PERFORMANCE: The provider of the largest 111 contract in the country has been issued an “improvement notice” by commissioners, just weeks into a five year deal.

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    HSJ Local

    CCG to re-tender GP contracts after attracting no viable bids


    Sunderland CCG required to re-tender merged GP contract after first attempt received no viable bids Contract for GP services to 13,000 patients will have more funding behind it than first procurement attempt, HSJ understands PRIMARY CARE: Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group has been forced to

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    HSJ Local

    Hospital trust to take over running of three GP practices


    The Royal Wolverhampton Trust will take on the running of three GP practices, covering 23,000 patients ‘Vertical integration’ project will see practices get additional staff The Royal Wolverhampton Trust will take over the running of three GP practices from April as part of a pilot scheme to

  • Manchester
    HSJ Local

    Manchester GPs could start ‘shadow’ voluntary contracts from April


    GPs could begin adopting shadow MCP type contracts in April Discussions around shadow contracts at advanced stage, HSJ understands GP federation chair says their work is influencing national contract discussions STUCTURE: Primary care providers across Greater Manchester could start operating

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    HSJ Local

    CCG links extra GP funding to new standards


    CCG to link £2.4m of extra funding to new quality standards Individual practices are unlikely to meet the standards without some form of collaboration with others Borough’s LMC is broadly supportive of the project Commissioners in Salford will invest an extra £2.4m in primary medical care next

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    HSJ Local

    Largest GP federation becomes social enterprise


    Largest GP federation becomes community interest company Alexin Healthcare formed in 2013 as company limited by shares Managing director says change in legal form should change commissioners’ perceptions COMMERCIAL: The country’s largest GP federation has changed its constitution to become a

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    HSJ Local

    Virgin legal challenge forces CCG to row back primary care plans


    Hull CCG wants to create geographical groups of practices, each operating as larger scale providers HSJ understands initial plan to create the groups were challenged by Virgin Care There will now be a full procurement process for eight GP practices, grouped into four lots COMMERICAL: A legal

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    HSJ Local

    CCG seeks to recreate PCT system via devolution bid


    STRUCTURE: Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the county council have asked the government for powers to jointly commission all the area’s specialised services, primary care, social care and public health services in a bid to recreate the commissioning system that existed before the Health Act 2012.

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    HSJ Local

    Controversial out of hours shake-up faces delay


    Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin CCGs expected to extend GP out of hours service after public opposes tender plans Commissioners say changes needed to comply with NHS England standards for commissioning integrated urgent care Regional out of hours services have not been subject to competition for

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    HSJ Local

    CCG to beef up conflict of interest prevention after whistleblower concerns


    COMMISSIONING: A clinical commissioning group has admitted its system for ensuring there was no conflict of interest in the commissioning of primary care services must be improved, HSJ can reveal.

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    HSJ Local

    CCG scrambles to find ‘emergency’ GP providers


    Sunderland CCG searching for providers to take on temporary contracts for three GP practices CCG failed to ensure services would be provided in six months to October 2016 Practices say CCG did not inform them clearly of procurement plans COMMERCIAL: Commissioners in the North East are urgently

  • Birmingham
    HSJ Local

    GP ‘super partnership’ plots further expansion


    “Half a dozen” GP practices could join Our Health Partnership by April, says director OHP already includes 150 partners across 35 practices Plan to form MCP likely to involve other scaled up GP groups in the region STRUCTURE: The leader of the NHS’s largest GP “super partnership” has said it