Dudley ICS contract shelved after NHS England intervention

Dudley Clinical Commissioning group has been forced by NHS England to stop work on a landmark integrated care provider contract, according to HSJ.

The CCG was due to transfer £360m worth of services to a new NHS trust in April after five years of planning. However, several senior sources said NHS England intervened earlier this month, telling the commissioner and providers involved to pause the transfer and carry out further work on the clinical models.

The bulk of the services due to transfer to the new trust are currently provided by Dudley Group Foundation Trust, the local acute provider, where 80 senior medics had called for commissioners to pause the “irresponsible” plans in August last year.

Full story – HSJ 31 March 2021