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Norman Lamb

Lamb proposes single department for health and social care

2-Mar-2015 | By

Care minister Norman Lamb has told HSJ that he wants to create a single government department for health and social care by joining budgets at a national level.

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Manchester NHS calls for regulation shake-up after devolution deal

27-Feb-2015 | By

NHS providers across Greater Manchester have called for a ‘new set of relationships’ with health regulators to underpin the newly agreed £6bn devolution of commissioning responsibilities to the conurbation.

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CCGs to be measured on new 'core metrics', says Hunt

27-Feb-2015 | By

Clinical commissioning groups’ progress on developing plans set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View will be judged against a new set of ‘core metrics’, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

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'Rollover' trusts still able to negotiate local tariff prices

27-Feb-2015 | By

Trusts that opt to roll over 2014-15 national tariff prices to 2015-16 will still be able to agree local variations with commissioners, national pricing authorities have said.

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Monitor to review finances at Basildon and Thurrock

27-Feb-2015 | By

FINANCE: Monitor is to review the finances of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust, after an investigation by the regulator found ‘shortcomings’ in the trust’s financial management.

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Lord Hunt: CCGs to be advisers to HWBs

27-Feb-2015 | By

Clinical commissioning groups will ‘ultimately’ be reduced to an advisory role for health and wellbeing boards under a Labour government, according to a shadow health minister.

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Fifth maternal death at east London hospital

27-Feb-2015 | By

PERFORMANCE: There has been another maternal death at Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust.

Updated: £6bn Manchester devolution deal is signed

27-Feb-2015 | By

NHS and local government leaders have this morning announced plans to join up health and social care budgets for Manchester worth £6bn, but insisted the deal is not a ‘town hall takeover’ of health services.

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Osborne: Manchester's health deal sets trail for other areas

27-Feb-2015 | By

The chancellor has said the signing of the £6bn deal to bring together health and social care budgets in Greater Manchester, overseen by an elected mayor, has ‘set a trail for the rest of the country to follow’.

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Exclusive: Manchester deal criticised for lack of GP involvement

27-Feb-2015 | By

Greater Manchester’s £6bn devolution deal has been criticised for excluding GPs from consultation about the new arrangements.

CQC falls short in responding to safeguarding alerts

26-Feb-2015 | By

The Care Quality Commission board has raised concerns over the performance of the organisation in responding to safeguarding information and taking action against persistently non-compliant providers.

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Hunt rejects call to extend barring checks on staff and volunteers

26-Feb-2015 | By

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has rejected a key recommendation from the investigation into lessons learnt from the historic abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals.

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HSJ Live 27.02.2015: Manchester health devolution – reaction and analysis


Plans to join up Greater Manchester health and social care budgets are not a “town hall takeover” say NHS and local leaders, plus the rest of today’s news


Two Cheshire CCGs propose merger

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

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NHS England regional director to join Wirral CCG

WORKFORCE: An NHS England regional director has been announced as the permanent accountable officer for a North West clinical commissioning group rocked by leadership turmoil last year.

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