Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Virgin deal would undermine other NHS services, says judge

A county council’s award of a £104m contract to Virgin Care would “significantly” undermine the incumbent NHS trusts’ ability to maintain other services, a judge has said.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The NHS's new Cinderella service

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence on 0207 6089058, or send a direct message on Twitter.

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Trusts team up to challenge Virgin's £104m contract win

Two trusts have challenged a local authority’s decision to award a children’s services contract worth up to £104m to Virgin Care.

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Revealed: Trusts lined up for next wave of digital funding

Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.

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North by North West: Time to bite the bullet on reconfiguration

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill. Contact me in confidence here, or by sending a direct message on Twitter.

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North by North West: Leaked report exposes prison misery

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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Trust pulls out of contract amid whistleblowers’ safety concerns

An independent investigation has been commissioned into quality and safety concerns in prison health services in Liverpool, while the trust that runs them has given early notice on its contract.

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Trusts to team up with private company to unlock capital

Two NHS trusts in the North West are planning to form a strategic estates partnership with a private company to unlock new sources of capital funding.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Managing Long Term Conditions

Hampshire Constabulary and Isle of Wight NHS Trust with Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) Project

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Revealed: Trusts selected to run new mother and baby service

The preferred providers of four new specialist inpatient units for mothers with serious mental health problems to stay with their babies have been selected, HSJ can reveal.

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Revealed: 23 trusts chosen for new Carter review

More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.

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Trust launches scheme to cut NHS spending on lawyers

A mental health trust is preparing to launch a new legal services database that it expects to cut its spending on lawyers by 10 per cent.

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Plotting? Scheming? The reality behind the scenes at an STP

What takes place behind closed doors has more to do with negotiation and details of principle than the scheming sometimes imagined by the public

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

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North by North West: Quick end to 'major new chapter'

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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Trust challenges decision to hand contract to private firm

COMMERICAL: An NHS trust has challenged commissioners in Lancashire over the awarding of community equipment contract to a private provider.

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Virgin and Optum shortlisted for contracts worth £65m

COMMISSIONING: Two private companies have been shortlisted in a procurement process for community and urgent care services in Lancashire.

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Updated noon: 14 chiefs now deny support for contract imposition

Fourteen of the twenty chief executive signatories to David Dalton’s letter to Jeremy Hunt on the junior doctor contract have told HSJ that they do not support imposition of the contract.

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Morecambe Bay vanguard sets out ‘accountable care’ ambition

STRUCTURE: Health leaders in Morecambe Bay will look to establish an “accountable care system” in shadow form by April, with a view to full implementation in December.