This site is intended for health professionals only

Search results for "CCG" (1757)

Exclusive: Shock and disappointment as a CCG is placed in legal directions

East Surrey clinical commissioning group (CCG) has been placed under legal directions as it has not maintained financial balance.   Former chair of East Surrey CCG, Dr Joe McGilligan, expressed his anger at hearing the news almost a year to the day since he stepped down.  


Cutting inappropriate COPD prescriptions could save cash for London CCGs

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in London could save £2m if they reduced inappropriate use of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) drug, according to a new study.


CCG gives £2.4m advance to financially struggling Trust

Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG) has given a £2.4m advance payment to a struggling Trust, in light of financial challenges. The early cash payments were deemed necessary for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, and Rebecca Harriott, chief officer of the CCG, said “this is an example of what we are […]


Kernow CCG pressured to stop hospital privatisation

Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is facing a fierce criticism from anti-privatisation campaigners after putting a community hospitals contract out to tender.


Berkshire CCG raises awareness for self-care

Self-care week is from 16-22 November and in preparation Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group (BACCG) will be using on-street doctors to give health checks and mental health specialists to give advice, as well as a full schedule of free events. The aim is to raise awareness of self-care in order to reduce GP appointments […]


Sustainability of pilots depends on CCG funding

The sustainability of the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund (PMCF) pilots is “largely reliant” on clinical commissioning group (CCG) funding, according to an NHS England review of the pilots.


End micromanagement of CCGs, NHSCC urges government

Commissioners need a “more mature” partnership with national bodies, and micromanagement must end, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) has urged the government in a new report released today. Local Solutions to National Challengesasks for a number of things from national bodies, including ending micromanagement, creating a more proportionate assurance regime and support when clinical commissioning groups […]


Trust awarded CCG contract in integration bid

Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group have awarded the NHS contract for community health services to West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, in a bid to improve service integration. The Trust will be working in partnership with Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, […]


CCGs must “ensure every patient has access to 7-day services by 2020”

Seven-day care from 8am to 8pm will be included in a new voluntary GP contract that will be developed by April 2017, the Prime Minister pledged. One aim of the contract is “making sure that people in our country can get access to a GP on seven day a week basis, 8am to 8pm” David […]


GP nurse appointed as CCG chair

Tracy Williams, a nurse practitioner in Norwich, has been elected chair of Norwich clinical commissioning group (CCG), and started her role yesterday.