NHS North Cumbria CCG

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Trust chief: Hunt referral won't stop hospital tackling staffing problems

The decision to refer maternity service reforms to the health secretary will not stop the hospitals affected tackling staffing problems now, the trust’s chief executive has told HSJ.

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New CCGs reveal leaders and budgets following split

A chair has been appointed to one of the new clinical commissioning group being formed from the split of Cumbria CCG.

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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.

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Hunt to have final say over flagship hospital reforms

Jeremy Hunt will have the final say over whether service reforms in one of the country’s most troubled health economies go ahead.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

STP could lead to joint trust leadership

Sustainability and transformation plans in the North West could lead to joint leadership between an acute trust and community and mental health trust, HSJ has learned.

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NHS England approves creation of new CCG

NHS England has approved plans for a clinical commissioning group to split as part of organisational boundary changes in the North West.