NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Ambulance

Trust pulls out of £25m transport contract

An ambulance trust plans to pull out of a five year patient transport contract that it says is “unsustainable” without extra funding.

Claire Murdoch

One in 10 CCGs missing spending target 'not good enough'

More than one in 10 clinical commissioning groups were forecasting they would miss the national mental health spending mandate for 2017-18, latest NHS England data shows.

Support staff care

Watchdog threatens 13 CCGs with legal action over 'discrimination'

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to 13 clinical commissioning groups threatening legal action over “discriminatory” funding policies for people with serious long term health conditions.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

VAT risk for major Manchester contract

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

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Crashing the devo party

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

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The £6bn contract

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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Four CCGs to create 'unified commissioner' and consider merger

Four clinical commissioning groups in the North West plan to establish a “unified health commissioner” that could lead to a formal merger of the organisations.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The unproven case for extended GP access

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

Cheshire backtracks on potential A&E downgrade

Regional NHS leaders have given assurances that Macclesfield General Hospital will retain its accident and emergency department – a fortnight after saying it could be downgraded.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The gritty detail of STPs that leaders fear

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

Macclesfield district general hospital

Leaked STP document reveals A&E downgrade plans

The sustainability and transformation plan for Cheshire and Mersey includes the downgrade of at least one accident and emergency department, along with a major consolidation of elective care, according to a document obtained by HSJ.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Talking job cuts

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

Children at school

Child mental health charity closes waiting list

MENTAL HEALTH: A lack of funding and surge in demand has forced a children’s mental health charity to close its waiting list.

Macclesfield district general hospital

North West trust 'not sustainable' in current form

STRUCTURE: East Cheshire Trust has confirmed to HSJ that the board no longer believes the organisation is sustainable in its current form.

Macclesfield district general hospital

Trust takes 'unviable' HR service back in-house

East Cheshire Trust is to bring human resources services back in house, after its commercial partner declared its outsourced contract was no longer commercially viable.

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'Unsettling period' for community services trust losing £24m contract

East Cheshire Trust is to lose a £24m contract for community services from October after commissioners served notice on the trust, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust halts patient record system to tackle financial deficit

TECHNOLOGY: A hospital trust has put plans to develop an electronic patient record system on hold because of its “unforeseen” financial challenge, HSJ has learnt.

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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.

Workforce

Hospital trust admits rotas denied nurses sufficient rest

Nurses at East Cheshire Trust have been working shifts which failed to ensure they had the legal minimum number of rest hours, HSJ has learned.

Cheshire

Revealed: Second commissioning support tender winner

The second tender for commissioning support services awarded via NHS England’s procurement framework has gone to Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit.