NHS South Cheshire CCG

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HSJ Awards 2019: Connecting services and information award

WINNER: South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group – A platform for telling your story once

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Batch of CCG mergers approved for next year

NHS England has approved a first tranche of clinical commissioning group mergers for April 2020, but has declined to say which ones.

Money

Revealed: Additional payments push senior payoffs above NHS limit

Several senior staff at clinical commissioning groups have left with payments above the £160,000 cap as their redundancy payoffs are being topped off with payments in lieu.

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Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis

Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.

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Acute CEO role for boss within provider 'chain'

A senior manager who led part of a new hospital chain in Greater Manchester has been appointed chief executive of a small acute trust.

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Exclusive: CCG inefficiencies 'blocking' access to IVF

Commissioning inefficiencies are said to be “blocking” patients’ access to IVF, as new data reveals some areas are spending at least twice as much as others on a single cycle of fertility treatment.

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Four CCGs appoint single leader

Four clinical commissioning groups in Cheshire have appointed a single accountable officer, ahead of a planned merger by 2020.

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North by North West: How to solve a problem like East Cheshire

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. This week by Rebecca Thomas, who covers Cheshire.

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Exclusive: CCGs U-turn on ‘de-humanising’ funding policies after legal threat

Thirteen clinical commissioning groups have performed a U-turn on “de-humanising” funding policies, after being threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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North by North West: Cheshire and Merseyside trails on GP access

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. This week by Rebecca Thomas, who covers Cheshire, and Lawrence Dunhill, who covers Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester

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.

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.

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CCGs to stunt GP spending growth in national savings drive

Commissioners in Cheshire are set to cut the growth in their primary care budgets in response to the national capped expenditure process, HSJ can reveal.

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CCG leader appointed director of troubled STP

A commissioning leader from the North West has been appointed as director for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ has learned.

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Long-running contract row settled by trust and CCGs

The dispute over a multimillion pound contract between a foundation trust and its two clinical commissioning groups has ended after an expert determination.

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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

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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

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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.

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GP quality – North: Greater Manchester and surrounds lags rest of region

Exclusive analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that the majority of the worst performing areas for primary care are within a 40 mile radius of Manchester.