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NHS England approves redrawing two northeast CCG boundaries

Two CCGs have been given NHS England’s approval to change their boundaries to make commissioning local services more efficient. NHS Lancashire North CCG and NHS Cumbria CCG will be redrawn to create a new NHS Morecambe Bay CCG and NHS North Cumbria CCG. The boundary changes are a response to regional transformation plans that saw […]

CCGs to lose purchasing power under upcoming integration plans

NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has announced upcoming changes to regional healthcare commissioning, during questioning from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a committee meeting on 27 February.

North London CCGs appoint joint chief officer to lead STP areas

Five CCGs have announced a joint chief officer to cover the north central London area that has published regional plans to overhaul the local NHS. Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington CCGs, which form part of the North Central London sustainability and transformation plan, have appointed Helen Peterson as chief officer and accountable officer designate.

Two CCGs propose merger under new NHS England guidelines

Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCGs have applied to NHS England to merge, according the organisations’ governing body papers. If approved, this will be only the second CCG merger since the organisations were set up in 2013. The first was between Gateshead, Newcastle North and East and Newcastle West CCGs in April 2014. However, when Simon […]

CCGs given 42p per patient to offer extra GP appointments over winter

NHS England has allocated money left over from its fund to set up seven-day services in primary care to CCGs for more GP appointments over winter.  The Midlands and East NHS region said they were allocated £7.4m by national leaders and have told CCGs to submit plans on how they will offer more evening GP […]

CCGs invest hundreds of thousands into GP social prescribing

Healthcare leaders in Barnsley will be investing £821,000 over the next three years to build a social prescribing service that GPs can refer patients to. The new scheme, funded by NHS Barnsley CCG, will launch in April 2017 and will be run by South Yorkshire Housing Association, which operates a similar scheme in Doncaster that […]

Yorkshire CCGs to stop offering individual funding requests

Two Yorkshire CCGs have stopped offering expensive treatments not usually provided under the NHS in a bid to balance the books. North Kirklees and Greater Huddersfield CCGs have decided to put a stop to individual funding requests for the next 18 months to save an estimated £750,000. The moratorium is expected to take effect immediately […]

Selected CCGs to get extra £1.50 to fund extended GP access

CCGs with high performing integrated care systems are to be allocated extra funding to extend GP opening hours. According to board papers from NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG, areas with high performing integrated care models will receive an added £1.50 per patient. NHS England has said the funding will come out of the GP Access […]

CCG highlighted in BBC documentary for using practice pharmacists

A CCG in the West Midlands will demonstrate its approach to medicines management in a BBC documentary on Monday. The documentary will focus in part on how Walsall CCG is using practice-based pharmacists to conduct medicine reviews for patients and how this has reduced wasted medicine in the area. Practice pharmacists in the area are […]

Two north east CCGs to merge management structures

Two CCGs are to come under a joint management arrangement from April 2017. Newcastle Gateshead CCG and North Tyneside CCG will share a chief officer in Mark Adams, who is currently the chief officer for Newcastle Gateshead CCG. In a statement the CCGs said they have been “considering the opportunities and challenges” of the arrangements […]