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Trust chiefs in Greater Manchester are set to create a ‘federation’ of NHS providers, as they aim to maximise opportunities for sharing services across the region.
STRUCTURE: Doctors have been accused of distributing ‘inaccurate’ information as part of their campaign to retain emergency and high risk general surgery at a major teaching hospital in Manchester.
STRUCTURE: A group of doctors is set to launch a judicial review of the decision to remove emergency and high risk general surgery from Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester.
STRUCTURE: Further proposals for hospital reconfiguration in Greater Manchester are due to be announced before the end of the financial year, HSJ has learned.
STRUCTURE: The ambulance service that covers Greater Manchester has resolved some expected difficulties with adapting its IT system to recognise the region’s newly designated ‘specialist’ hospitals, it has told regional leaders.
COMMISSIONING: Ambitious proposals have been drawn up which could transform the way medicines and pharmacy services are commissioned in Greater Manchester.
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REGULATION: Leaders of the Greater Manchester devolution project have accepted that national bodies such as Monitor will still be responsible for regulating NHS services in the region.
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.
STRUCTURE: The three foundation trusts in Greater Manchester that have missed out on ‘specialist’ status under a controversial consultation process have accepted the decision.
STRUCTURE: Senior figures in Greater Manchester’s provider sector believe Stockport is the favourite to be the region’s fourth site for emergency surgery, HSJ understands.