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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.

Blackpool

CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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NHS wins landmark legal battle against drug companies

The NHS has today won a landmark legal battle against two international pharmaceutical giants which could save the health service hundreds of millions of pounds a year.

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Government ranks areas on health and social care joint working

A league table rating performance on patient flow between the boundaries of health and social care has been published, as the Care Quality Commission announces it will continue local area reviews ahead of possible inspections of council commissioning.

Cumbria

Region's elderly care services 'inconsistent', says CQC

Health services for older people in Cumbria are inconsistent and services are in the “very early” stages of integration, the Care Quality Commission has said.

Stephen Childs

CSU director leaves recovering commissioning group

A commissioning support unit managing director has stepped down as interim chief executive of a recovering clinical commissioning group.

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CCGs have legal directions removed

National leaders have lifted the legal directions for three formerly struggling clinical commissioning groups.

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Exclusive: CCGs across region refuse to commission flu antivirals

Clinical leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnerships are defying public health guidelines and refusing to commission flu antivirals, HSJ can reveal.

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CCG given ultimatum to join regional committee

A clinical commissioning group has three months to decide if it will join the region’s strategic joint committee of CCGs.

Cumbria

Updated: Reconfiguration experts reject review of controversial maternity plans

Independent experts have rejected local councillors’ request for a full review into controversial maternity reconfiguration plans in a troubled health economy.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Escaping the A&E chopping block

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 devo gloss comes off

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: A fresh start for Liverpool

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: Goodbye CCGs, hello SCFs

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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Exclusive: Hunt refers controversial maternity shake up to independent experts

Jeremy Hunt has referred the decision on controversial maternity reconfiguration plans in a troubled health economy to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel, HSJ can reveal.

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Exclusive: Merger talks to create largest STP in the country

Health leaders are in discussions over merging three northern sustainability and transformation partnerships to create the largest in the country, HSJ can reveal.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

More cash and staff needed for controversial service changes, royal college warns

A “more imaginative” recruitment strategy and “considerable” investment will be needed to deliver a former success regime’s controversial maternity plans, a royal college has warned.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Carving up Greater Manchester

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England from Lawrence Dunhill

Durham

Twelve CCGs propose joint decision making across three STPs

Commissioning leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnership footprints are considering creating a joint commissioning committee with delegated decision making powers.

Warrington Hospital

Hospital director resigns amid 'irregular' payoff deal scrutiny

A hospital director who is under scrutiny for his role in an “irregular” departure deal for a midwife at the centre of the Morecambe Bay care scandal has resigned.