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The latest on changes in structure from HSJ Local

Hexham general hospital

Exclusive: CCG plans handover to 'accountable care organisation'

A clinical commissioning group is proposing to hand its budget and nearly all its functions to a provider led ‘accountable care organisation’, in what could be a first in the NHS.

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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

First ever tariff hike agreed for troubled trust

FINANCE: Monitor has agreed to increase the tariff paid to University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust, which is likely to result in more than £20m of extra funding for the troubled provider this year.

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Manchester skyline

Manchester shake-up planning to start before seven day GPs in place

STRUCTURE: Implementation work to create four ‘specialist’ sites for emergency surgery in Greater Manchester will begin before improvements to primary care are fully in place.

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Updated: Trusts accept defeat after Manchester acute reconfiguration decision

STRUCTURE: The three foundation trusts in Greater Manchester that have missed out on ‘specialist’ status under a controversial consultation process have accepted the decision.

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Lizard Cornwall

NHS providers explore taking over Cornish community services

NHS trusts in Cornwall are exploring whether they could provide a suitable home for over 20 community services, HSJ has learned.

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‘Urgent’ stroke review underway in Kent and Medway

STRUCTURE: There is an ‘urgent need’ to improve stroke services across Kent and Medway, commissioners have decided.

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Community nurse and patient

Trust to complain to Monitor over £285m contract award

STRUCTURE: A foundation trust in Yorkshire is set to lodge a formal complaint with Monitor after a £285m contract was awarded to a rival group of bidders.

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community services care worker elderly woman patient

CCGs confirm winner of £285m 'prime provider' contract

STRUCTURE: Two Yorkshire clinical commissioning groups have confirmed that Locala Community Partnerships has been named preferred bidder to be their lead provider for a £285m ‘prime provider’ community services contract.

Princess Royal Hospital, Bromley, South London Healthcare NHS Trust

Revealed: TDA refused to pay unexpected takeover costs

NHS Trust Development Authority officials refused to pay the bulk of a claim for unanticipated costs made by a trust that fell into financial trouble after taking over a failing neighbour.

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Older woman with nurse

Exclusive: Preferred bidder named for £285m 'prime provider' contract

STRUCTURE: A consortium bid led by social enterprise Locala has been selected as the preferred bidder for a ‘prime provider’ community services contract worth £285m, HSJ can reveal.

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