NHS Leeds South and East CCG

Rob Webster

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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Revealed: More older people waiting in pain for urgent hip operations

More older patients are waiting too long in hospital before treatment for painful and crippling hip fractures, new data reveals, potentially undermining “compassion and dignity” for patients.

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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.

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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.

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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 fills top finance job after almost two years

A finance director has been appointed at a trust where the role has been filled by interims for almost two years.

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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.

Rob Webster

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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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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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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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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Exclusive: Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield say no to NHS devolution

Several major city regions in the north of England have decided health and care will play no major part in their bids for devolved powers, HSJ has learned.