They are taking control in April but some CCGs have a tougher job on their hands than others. Meet three commissioning groups with a big challenge ahead of them.
Dr Foster, which supplies intelligence and analysis on NHS services, rated three hospital trusts as being inefficient with cost and care and having a high mortality rate when compared to other NHS trusts.
They are University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust and Burton Hospitals NHS Trust.
So which CCG’s are going to be tasked with turning around these failing hospitals? We’ve compiled the data below:
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust
- Failings: death rate 12% higher than expected and very poor efficiency
- CCG – Birmingham South Central and Birmingham Crosscity
- Population – 250,000
- Budget – £240 million
- GP Practices – 47
- Chairman – Dr Andrew Coward
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
- Failings: death rate 13% higher than expected and poor efficiency
- CCG – West Essex
- Serves – 293,000
- GP Practices – 39
- Chairman – Dr Gavin Ralston
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Failings: death rate 12% higher than expected and poor efficiency
- CCG – East Staffordshire
- Chairman – Dr Charles Pidsley