Notice

Case: Investigation into the commissioning of elective services in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

Monitor's investigation into the purchasing of non-emergency hospital services in the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre area of Lancashire.

Documents

Monitor’s decision to accept undertakings from NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group

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Monitor’s decision to accept undertakings from NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group

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Remedies consultation: Investigation into the commissioning of elective services in Blackpool and Fylde and Wyre

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Final report: Investigation into the commissioning of elective services in Blackpool and Fylde and Wyre

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Notice of initiation of investigation

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Detail

Monitor opened this investigation after Spire Healthcare Limited complained that Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Fylde & Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group were commissioning elective care incorrectly.

The complaint alleged that the 2 clinical commissioning groups had tried to direct patients needing elective care away from Spire Fylde Coast Hospital and towards Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Monitor has considered whether there has been any breach of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013.

Investigation timetable

Initiation of investigation 10 October 2013
Information gathering (information requests and parties’ responses) October – December 2013
Review and analysis of evidence October – December 2013
Meetings with parties October – December 2013
Publish an update on the progress of the case December 2013
Publish final report September 2014