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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PERFORMANCE: There has been another maternal death at Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust.
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.
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’.
Greater Manchester’s £6bn devolution deal has been criticised for excluding GPs from consultation about the new arrangements.
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.
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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STRUCTURE: Two clinical commissioning groups in Cheshire are planning to formally merge.
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.