NHS Wirral CCG

Sunderland

Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.

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Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis shows

Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.

Pay

Trust busts locum cap after overspending on GPs

A community trust has breached its agency spending cap for 2016-17 by more than £300,000 following staff shortages in its GP out of hours’ service.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: How not to transform the NHS

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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What's New in Care Models: ACO hits a snag

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View. By integration reporter David Williams.

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: Mega-merger will create largest trust in England

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

240 council staff to transfer to community trust

About 240 council staff will transfer to an NHS community trust as part of service integration plans for the Wirral.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Vanguard cuts for Cheshire and Wirral

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: 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

Dame Fiona Caldicott

Caldicott: 'Considerable' public support for data sharing

There is “considerable” public support for sharing anonymised health data with third parties, according to the unpublished findings of national data guardian Dame Fiona Caldicott.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Regional health powers included in Liverpool devolution bid

The Liverpool City Region has declared it wants to explore taking greater control of health functions, including creating a ‘local leadership role’ for ‘performance oversight’.

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

CQC finds poorly staffed wards at Wirral hospital

PERFORMANCE: Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been told it must make improvements after the CQC identified patient safety concerns.

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Updated: Monitor puts leadership condition on Wirral FT's licence

PERFORMANCE: Monitor has taken enforcement action at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust, following a deterioration in its finances.

Board table

New chief executive for West Midlands trust

The chief executive of a North West community trust is to take on the top job at a West Midlands mental health provider.

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Councils 'running out of time' to prepare for public health cuts

Councils are ‘running out of time’ to make the £200m of in-year cuts to public health budgets announced by the chancellor last month, HSJ’s sister title Local Government Chronicle has been told.

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Trust plans £1m nurse recruitment drive

WORKFORCE: Wirral University Teaching Hospitalls is planning to invest £1m in recruiting registered nurses over the next 12 months.

Bob Rickets

CCGs must buy external support services, NHS England says

NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Monitor to investigate finances at four northern FTs

FINANCE: Monitor has launched unrelated investigations into the finances at four foundation trusts in the north of England.

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Discharge procedures under the microscope at Arrowe Park

QUALITY: Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust is to review its discharge procedures next month in response to patient concerns that prompted a Care Quality Commission inspection.