NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG

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Leading trust strikes £25m deal for ‘digital control centre’

A leading acute trust has struck a £25m partnership deal with Hitachi Consulting to streamline its care processes with data and digital technology.

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The impact of networks in supporting primary care

To bridge the divide between primary and secondary care, a CCG has rolled out a new advice and guidance service that gives GPs access to a national network of consultants, reports Claire Read

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The CCGs with the most procurement challenges revealed

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. This week by correspondent Nick Carding.

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Quarter of CCGs fall below psychosis spend benchmark

Nearly a quarter of clinical commissioning groups are spending less than the estimated sum needed to provide proper care to seriously ill mental health patients, according to a new analysis by HSJ.

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North by North West: Where is Greater Manchester's transformation?

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2018: Best Pharmaceutical Partnership with the NHS

WINNER: Merck, Sharp and Dohme Ltd: NHS England Early Intervention Long Term Conditions Test Bed - MSD with NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG

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'Incredible' CQC upgrade is endorsement of hospital group model

Sir David Dalton says a troubled hospital trust in Greater Manchester has made “incredible” improvements, despite receiving only a “fraction” of the financial support offered to struggling trusts in the south east.

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Council chiefs to take on leadership of several CCGs

The leadership of four more clinical commissioning groups in Greater Manchester is set to merge with their corresponding local authority by the end of next year.

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Single trust accounts for nearly a quarter of 'trolley waits'

NHS England has raised concerns with Greater Manchester’s devolution team over the continuing high number of 12 hour “trolley waits” at Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust.

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NHS will not be 'subsumed' by Greater Manchester Combined Authority

A “significant amount” of health and care commissioning in Greater Manchester will be done by provider organisations in future, the new chief executive of the region’s combined authority has said.

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'Inadequate' trust secures £40m support package

Commissioners in Greater Manchester have agreed to provide £40m of additional revenue funding to the troubled Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust over the next two years.

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CCGs defend response to maternal deaths at 'inadequate' trust

Local commissioners have defended their response to a review of maternal deaths at Pennine Acute Hospitals in 2014, after “enduring” problems were revealed in a shocking report.

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Devo Manc leaders seek 'best deal' for trust turnaround

Leaders in Greater Manchester have said they need to be “realistic” about the level of central support offered to the turnaround efforts at Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust.

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Regional review set to consider major overhaul of CCGs

Leaders in Greater Manchester want to commission an independent review of the current commissioning arrangements in the region.

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North by North West: 'Left to die alone'

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 face 'heart breaking' delays for dental surgery

Leaders in Greater Manchester have drawn up plans to address a crisis in children’s dental services.

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Greater Manchester CCGs working towards single commissioning team

Commissioning chiefs are working on plans for a potential single management team and decision making body for health and social care services across three boroughs in Greater Manchester.

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Former Pennine Acute chief 'very sorry' for speed of turnaround

QUALITY: The former chief executive of Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust has apologised for not tackling the organisation’s problems more quickly.

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Major acute trust to be rated inadequate

QUALITY: A large acute trust in Greater Manchester is set to be rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ understands.

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Landmark reconfiguration held up by capital funding squeeze

FINANCE: Health leaders in Greater Manchester have had to revisit the implementation plans for a landmark reconfiguration of hospital services, partly due to “significant risks” around capital funding.