There are a number of organisations in the South West beset with difficulties, financial and otherwise. But Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, along with Southern Health Foundation Trust, probably ranks among the most troubled.
The CCG’s problems first came to light in December when it revealed that it was not – as it had previously reported – forecasting half a million pound surplus, but a £14m deficit for 2015-16.
The shortfall ended up even worse than that – according to the latest information from the CCG, it finished with a £17.4m deficit (it actually overspent by £21.4m but was able to improve its position slightly because of a £4m surplus the previous year).
Full story in the HSJ 11 May 2016