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The latest on changes in structure from HSJ Local


Wirral submits five-year plan as part of FT status bid

STRUCUTRE: Wirral Community Trust has moved a step closer to foundation status after giving the NHS Trust Development Authority a five-year integrated business plan.

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CCG restructure to create four streams of work

STUCTURE: South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group plans to restructure of its ways of working to achieve more efficient delivery of ‘commissioning intentions and transformation projects’.


Controversial MSK contract could stay with current providers, CCG says

STRUCTURE: Commissioners in West Sussex will begin discussions with local providers to continue delivering musculoskeletal services after the preferred bidder pulled out of the contract.

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Two Cheshire CCGs propose merger

STRUCTURE: Two clinical commissioning groups in Cheshire are planning to formally merge.

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Calderdale reconfiguration rejected in council report

STRUCTURE: There is ‘not convincing evidence’ that proposals to reconfigure services hospitals services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield would ‘produce better health outcomes for our population or represent good value for money’, a council commissioned report has found.

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Sheffield organisations pitch £260m 'vanguard' care plan

STRUCTURE: Health and care organisations have agreed to pool £260m to redesign and commission services together in their application to become a “vanguard site” for the new models of care outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

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Dermatology procurement delayed after preferred bidder pulls out

STRUCTURE: The procurement of a new dermatology service in Brighton has been delayed because the preferred bidder has pulled out after it was unable to reach agreement with organisations it wanted to subcontract work from.

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GP 'super-practice' care model will 'break commissioning barriers'

STRUCTURE: A GP ‘super-practice’ is seeking to trial new models of care outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View to ‘break down commissioning barriers’ and ‘innovate at a faster pace’.

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Morecambe Bay hospital services reconfiguration plans revealed

STRUCTURE: Plans have been unveiled to reconfigure services at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust by phasing out most of the inpatient surgery at one of its hospitals.

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Airedale FT opens new A&E department

STRUCTURE: New £6.4 million emergency department will improve privacy and bring dignity for vulnerable older patients, the foundation trust’s chief executive says.

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