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STP moves towards shared control total

Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.

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STP region aims for huge savings across elective care

Commissioning leaders are aiming to save £50m a year by standardising policies in elective care across their sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.

Birmingham

Exclusive: Mergers involving 11 CCGs get green light

NHS England has approved unprecedented changes to clinical commissioning groups across the country, consolidating 11 CCGs into four, HSJ can reveal.

Cassandra Cameron

Roundtable: Data can drive improvements in healthcare – how can we share it more effectively?

In a joint HSJ/LGC roundtable, our expert panel discussed the problems of a health service in need of more patient data but constrained by privacy issues, public mistrust and official reticence, as well as all-too-familiar financial and technological obstacles. Alison Moore sat in.

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Roundtable: The public fear of shared data – and how to tackle it

Part of the problem with improving interoperability and data sharing is winning public support for it amid a climate of suspicion surrounding the subject. Our expert panel discussed the issue, watched by Alison Moore

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Exclusive: City CCGs move closer to merger

Three clinical commissioning groups will consult with their members over a merger to create one of the country’s biggest CCGs, it has emerged today.

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Trust gets £10m boost from PFI refinancing deal

A large acute trust in Yorkshire improved its financial outturn by £10m last year after a renegotiation of its PFI contract.

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City CCGs to appoint single chief and joint board

Three clinical commissioning groups have agreed to appoint a single chief executive and set up a joint board, HSJ can reveal.

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CCGs to join up for STP-wide commissioning

All the clinical commissioning groups across a sustainability and transformation plan footprint have signed up to form a commissioning committee covering the whole patch.

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Big STP plots 'accountable care organisations' across 2.5m patch

New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.

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City CCGs working towards 'shared leadership' and ACO

Health leaders in Leeds are exploring new “shared leadership and governance” arrangements, but have stopped short of proposing a full merger.

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Seven councils reject STP submissions

Local authorities in London and Yorkshire have said they cannot sign up to their areas’ sustainability and transformation plans due to concerns about hospital reconfiguration and transparency.

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IT crash trust had tech problems in pathology service since March

IT problems at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust’s blood sciences and pathology department have occurred for months after the trust installed new systems in March, HSJ has learned.

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Hospital IT crash won't be resolved until end of the week

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has said it has now successfully cleared a backlog of thousands of pathology tests after a major IT fault that is now in its second week.

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IT failure leaves teaching hospital with 10,000 tests backlog

One of the country’s largest teaching hospitals faces a backlog of 10,000 delayed pathology tests after a major IT system failure, it has emerged.

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GPs told to cancel blood tests after teaching trust's IT failure

All routine blood tests by GPs in Leeds were cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday this week as a major IT system fault at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust entered its seventh day.

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Analysis: CCGs with biggest increases and decreases in GP access

HSJ analysis has identified the clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years, following the annual GP patient survey.

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Rob Webster to lead STP footprint

Departing NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster is to lead the West Yorkshire sustainability and transformation plan.

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Mental health chief executive steps down

Chris Butler will step down as chief executive of Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust at the end of December, after 10 years in the post.

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Newcastle upon Tyne trust scoops three HSJ Awards

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has scooped three prizes at the HSJ Awards 2015.