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CCG mergers should be reconsidered amid coronavirus outbreak, says campaign group

CCG mergers set for next week should be reversed or delayed, as they have become a ‘distraction’ and a barrier to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, a campaign group has urged. On Wednesday 1 April, 74 CCGs are due to merge to form 18 new CCGs covering wider geographical areas, taking the overall number of […]


Another three CCGs agree to merge next year

Three West Midland CCGs will be merging next year following a vote by its member GP practices. South Warwickshire, Warwickshire North, and Coventry and Rugby CCGs, which serve a combined population of 814,000 patients, will merge from April next year provided their application to NHS England is successful. Member practices from Warwickshire North and Coventry […]


Bately GP takes over as new North Kirklees CCG chair

NHS North Kirklees CCG has appointed Dr Khalid Naeem as its new clinical chair. The experienced Bately GP will take up the role on 1 May, replacing Dr David Kelly, who announced he was stepping down last year. Dr Naeem, who is also a partner at the Mount Pleasant Medical Centre in Bately, has been […]


Practices run by former CCG chair shut down for good

A practice and a branch surgery in Kent have been permanently shut down and other GP centres have been taken over by a partnership, after being suspended by the CQC at the end of last year. GP services at Joydens Wood Medical Centre in Bexley, and Elmdene Surgery in Greenhithe and its two branches, were […]


Case study: How our CCG took action to reach stroke-prone patients

North Cumbria CCG, in partnership with voluntary organisations, has been going into local communities to help prevent strokes by providing free and accessible health checks. The NHS body identified that lots of people in North Cumbria were at risk of suffering a stroke and that far too many were being admitted to hospital after having […]


Merger between three North Yorkshire CCGs given the thumbs up

NHS England has approved the merger of three North Yorkshire CCGs – a move that is hoped will improve the population health of the area. NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG will merge to become the North Yorkshire CCG as of 1 April […]


CCG-appointed providers to take over five privately-managed GP practices

Four GP surgeries in Swindon run by the same provider have been placed in special measures following inspections by the CQC. The practices, run by Better Health Partnership, a subsidiary of Integral Medical Holdings (IMH), have to make urgent improvements, according to the CQC. A further practice run by the provider also ‘requires improvement’, it said. Practices […]


CCG mergers ‘reduce the voice’ of practices, LMC cautions

The move towards larger integrated organisations will make CCGs more distant from practices and will reduce support for PCNs, an LMC has cautioned. Essex LMCs expressed concerns over national proposals to reduce the number of CCGs in England so they match the number of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). They intend to ballot all Essex practices as […]


Four Cheshire CCGs confimed to merge after GP vote of approval

Four clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Cheshire will combine in response to backing from GPs, having received confirmation from NHS England. Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire, Vale Royal and West Cheshire CCGs will merge on 1 April 2020. Clare Watson, accountable officer for the proposed merger, said: ‘We are delighted to receive approval from NHS England/Improvement […]


Four Cheshire CCGs confimed to merge after GP vote of approval

Four clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Cheshire will combine in response to backing from GPs, having received confirmation from NHS England. Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire, Vale Royal and West Cheshire CCGs will merge on 1 April 2020. Clare Watson, accountable officer for the proposed merger, said: ‘We are delighted to receive approval from NHS England/Improvement […]